On NOVEMBER 2, 1783, General George Washington issued his Farewell Orders:"...the unparalleled perseverance of the Armies of the United States, through almost every possible suffering and discouragement for the space of eight long years, was little short of a standing miracle."
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."
John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. "And without virtue, there can be no political liberty... Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand."
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.
His wife and mother died on Valentine's Day, 1884. Depressed, he left to ranch in the Dakotas. Returning to New York, he entered politics. This was Theodore Roosevelt, born OCTOBER 27, 1858.
On OCTOBER 26, 1774, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts reorganized their defenses with one-third of their regiments being "Minutemen," ready to fight at a minute's notice. These citizen soldiers drilled on the parade ground, many times led by a deacon or pastor, then went to church for exhortation and prayer.