On NOVEMBER 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. President to move into the White House. "I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."
October 29, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed.Panic ensued as Wall Street sold 16,410,030 shares in a single day.Billions of dollars were lost and America plunged into the Great Depression.
"The strength, the perpetuity, and the destiny of the nation rest upon our homes, established by the law of God, guarded by parental care, regulated by parental authority, and sanctified by parental love.
The United Nations was created to prevent future wars. Unfortunately, since the time its charter was drafted in the Garden Room of San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, there have been over 100 million casualties in nearly 150 wars worldwide.
Sam Houston defeated Santa Ana at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, though a bullet shattered Houston's ankle. On OCTOBER 22, 1836, General Sam Houston was sworn in as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
Horatio Nelson is best remembered for winning one of the greatest naval battles in history, the Battle of Trafalgar, OCTOBER 21, 1805.