September 19, 2014

Today in History: Grover Cleveland

The White House Wedding

Today in History–June 2–the Library of Congress features President Grover Cleveland, who married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony on this date in 1886. A lawyer, Cleveland began his political career as mayor of Buffalo, New York, becoming governor of the state the following year and President of the United States just a few years later. Cleveland won the popular vote in 1888 but failed to win a majority of the electoral college, thus losing the office to Benjamin Harrison. Four years … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Diagram of the Federal Government & American Union

Diagram of the Federal Government and American Union by N. Mendal Shafer, attorney and counseller at law, office no. 5 Masonic Temple, Cincinnati

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Today in History: The White House

President's house (i.e. White House), Washington, D.C., showing south side, probably taken in winter

Today in History–October 13–the Library of Congress features the White House, celebrating the date in 1792 when the first cornerstone was laid.  Learn more about the Executive mansion by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about the presidential home. To learn more about our capital city, check out this post full of resources related to Washington D.C. The Cornerstone Of The White House Was Laid Ten Suffragists … [Read more...]