Daily Archives: August 9, 2013

President Harding’s body arrives in home town 90 years ago this hour (1923)


Video: 'Warren G. Harding: America's 29th President' (Aug. 9, 1923, at 13:26)

(Thursday, August 9, 1923, 12:40 p.m. EST) — Traveling slowly through long lines of home folks, the funeral train carrying the body of President Warren G. Harding arrived today in Marion, Ohio. The body will lay in state at the home of the late president’s father before burial tomorrow.

Admiral Moorer defends secret bombing of Cambodia 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 8' (Aug. 9, 1973, at 40:56)

(Thursday, August 9, 1973; during the Cambodian Civil War, part of Operation Freedom Deal, part of the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Admiral Thomas Moorer, chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate armed service committee hearing today that the 1969-1970 secret bombing in supposedly neutral Cambodia was necessary to protect American troops from North Vietnamese forces who launched attacks from Cambodian sanctuaries.

President and Mrs. Kennedy’s third child dies at age 39 hours 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'August 9, 1963 - Press Secretary Pierre Salinger announces the death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy'

(Friday, August 9, 1963, 4:04 a.m. EDT)Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, died today of respiratory problems at the Children’s Hospital Boston only 39 hours after being delivered by emergency caesarean section, five and a half weeks early, at the Otis Air Force Base Hospital in Bourne, Massachusetts. Continue reading President and Mrs. Kennedy’s third child dies at age 39 hours 50 years ago this hour (1963)