Today in History–December 28–the Library of Congress features Woodrow Wilson, born on this date in 1856. Learn more about our nation’s 28th president (1913-21) and Nobel peace prize winner by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about President Wilson.
Woodrow Wilson speeches (audio)
Woodrow Wilson images from American Memory
Selected primary sources
- Woodrow Wilson inauguration primary source sets (first and second)
- Woodrow Wilson’s shorthand speech notes for “Fourteen Points” address (8 January 1918)
- Wilson announces armistice
Chronicling America articles
- “Woodrow Wilson is Made Standard-Bearer of Democratic Party” The Times Dispatch, July 3, 1912.
- “Wilson Becomes President as Many Thousands Cheer” The Washington Times, March 4, 1913.
- “President’s States U.S. Peace Terms” The Washington Times, January 8, 1918.
- “Wilson Addresses the Senate” The Democratic Banner, July 11, 1919
- More newspaper articles
Stories from America’s Library
- Woodrow Wilson Was Born, December 28, 1856
- The First Mother’s Day, May 9, 1914
- U.S. Entered World War I, April 6, 1917
- Ten Suffragists Arrested While Picketing at the White House, August 28, 1917
- The Paris Peace Conference, January 18, 1919
- Nineteenth Amendment Granting Women’s Suffrage Was Sent to the States, June 4, 1919
- World War I Ended With the Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919
- POTUS: Woodrow Wilson
- Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum
- Today in History: Princeton University
- Today in History: Federal Reserve System
- Today in History: Celebrating Mothers
- Today in History: Picketing for Suffrage
- Today in History: Paris Peace Conference
- Today in History: Veterans Day
- More U.S. President primary sources & teaching resources
World War I resources