Many Presidential Addresses have occured on this day in honor of God, American courage, and American sacrifice for country. Read some of the greatest quotes from Presidential Addresses given by Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Born MAY 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy was awarded the Navy's medal of heroism during World War II and the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage. He was the youngest elected President, serving just over 1,000 days before being assassinated.
After twenty-six years of work, Noah Webster published the first American Dictionary of the English Language. He left Yale for four years to fight in the Revolutionary War and died MAY 28, 1843.
"America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American poet born on MAY 25, 1803.
Suffering hundreds of death threats for his politically incorrect stand on the value of human life, William Lloyd Garrison died MAY 24, 1879. "Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion."
Kit Carson, a fur trapper, Indian agent, and soldier died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm on MAY 23, 1868, at the age of 58. Carson had many accomplishments including mapping the second half of the Oregon Trail.