Video: 'Benjamin Harrison Inaugural Address March 4, 1889'
(Monday, March 4, 1889, 12:40 p.m. local time) — Benjamin Harrison, 55, was inaugurated as the 23rd President of the United States today at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administering the oath of office. Continue reading Harrison sworn in as 23rd POTUS, Morton as 22nd VP 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1889)
Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1888'
(Tuesday, November 6, 1888, during the — Former Republican U.S. Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, grandson of former President William H. Harrison (1841), was elected President of the United States United States presidential election, 1888) today, defeating Democratic incumbent President Grover Cleveland of New York. Continue reading Harrison defeats Cleveland in Electoral College, elected POTUS 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1888)
Video: 'Henry A. Wallace Interview: 33rd Vice President of the United States'
(Sunday, October 7, 1888) — Henry A. Wallace, the 33rd Vice President of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941-1945), was born today at a farm near the village of Orient, Iowa, in Adair County. Continue reading U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace born 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 7 1888)
(Monday, June 25, 1888) — U.S. Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana was nominated for President today at the 1888 Republican National Convention, meeting at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Continue reading Republicans nominate Harrison-Morton ticket 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1888)
(Wednesday, June 6, 1888) — President Grover Cleveland of New York was renominated by acclamation today at the Democratic National Convention, meeting at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. Continue reading Democrats renominate President Cleveland 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 6 1888)
Video: 'Weather History: The Great Blizzard of 1888'
(Sunday, March 11, 1888, snow started falling at about 8:00 p.m. in Winsted, Connecticut) — The Great Blizzard of 1888, one of the most severe recorded blizzards in U.S. history, began inundating the northeastern United States tonight, shutting down commerce and resulting in some 400 deaths. Continue reading Great Blizzard of 1888 begins in U.S. 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1888)
(Saturday, June 4, 1887, 10:10 a.m. local time) — William A. Wheeler, the 19th Vice President of the United States from 1877 to 1881, during the administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes, died today at his home in Malone, New York. He was 67.
Video: 'The History of Groundhog Day'
(Wednesday, February 2, 1887) — Groundhog Day was celebrated for the first time today at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with Punxsutawney Phil forecasting a “long winter.” Continue reading First Groundhog Day observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1887)
Video: '#21 Chester A Arthur'
(Thursday, November 18, 1886, 5:10 a.m. local time) — Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States (1881-1885), having succeeded James A. Garfield upon the latter’s assassination, died today at his home at 123 Lexington Avenue in New York City of a stroke. Arthur was 57. Continue reading Former U.S. President Chester A. Arthur dies in New York City 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 18 1886)
Video: 'How They Built the Statue of Liberty.mov' (Oct. 28, 1886, at 16:37)
(Thursday, October 28, 1886, afternoon EST) — The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated today in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. Continue reading President Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor 130 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Oct 28 1886)