Video: 'Archived Video - The First 160 Years of B'nai B'rith (1843 - 2003)' (Oct. 13, 1843, at 1:30)
(Friday, October 13, 1843) — B’nai B’rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world, was founded today in Aaron Sinsheimer’s café in New York City’s Lower East Side by 12 recent German Jewish immigrants to organize Jews of the local community to confront “the deplorable condition of Jews in this, our newly adopted country.”
Video: 'AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Preview (Season 23)'
(Friday, November 4, 1842) — Abraham Lincoln, 33, and Mary Ann Todd, 23, were married this evening at the home of her older sister, Mrs. Ninian Edwards, in Springfield, Illinois. Read more on Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Ann Todd in 170 years ago tonight (1842)…
(Tuesday, April 6, 1841) - U.S. Vice President John Tyler was sworn in today as the 10th President of the United States, two days after the death of President William Henry Harrison, becoming the first U.S. vice president to assume the office of president upon the death of his predecessor. Tyler took the oath, administered by Chief Judge of the local U.S. Circuit Court, William Cranch, in his bedroom at Brown’s Hotel in Washington, DC.