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Aug 06, 2011
Ñ JFK and kids with Macaroni the pony, a gift to Caroline from LBJ. I wonder if JFK approved this gift beforehand.

JFK and kids with Macaroni the pony, a gift to Caroline from LBJ. I wonder if JFK approved this gift beforehand.

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Aug 21, 2011
Ñ A childhood letter to LBJ from NBC’s Brian Williams (In my opinion, it’s Brian Williams’ NBC) might make for the single most adorable internet post of all time. The “Do they do this each day?” refers to this enclosed photo.

A childhood letter to LBJ from NBC’s Brian Williams (In my opinion, it’s Brian Williams’ NBC) might make for the single most adorable internet post of all time. The “Do they do this each day?” refers to this enclosed photo.

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Aug 27, 2011
todaysdocument:

Welcome to Lyndon Johnson’s birthday pool party. 
 This comes to us via another great National Archives blog called “Our Presidents”

Here’s how he spent his birthday in 1968 - in the swimming pool with his dog, Yuki, and grandson, Patrick Lyndon Nugent. August 27, 1968.
Learn more about the life and times of our 36th president here.



“Popcorn, hot dog buns, and hamburger patties 
All the food you need to feed the many hungry 
Millions of people want in to my party
But it’s invite only 
And you’re on the list baby” 
-The Aquabats, “Pool Party”

todaysdocument:

Welcome to Lyndon Johnson’s birthday pool party. 

This comes to us via another great National Archives blog called “Our Presidents

Here’s how he spent his birthday in 1968 - in the swimming pool with his dog, Yuki, and grandson, Patrick Lyndon Nugent. August 27, 1968.

Learn more about the life and times of our 36th president here.

“Popcorn, hot dog buns, and hamburger patties
All the food you need to feed the many hungry
Millions of people want in to my party
But it’s invite only
And you’re on the list baby”
-The Aquabats, “Pool Party”
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Sep 06, 2011
Does anyone who follows me NOT follow ourpresidents? If you don’t, do.
ourpresidents:

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a rather large gift - a 500 pound globe from the U.S. Army.  The giant globe was believed to be the largest and most accurate printed globe of its time. 
It took over 50 geographers, cartographers, and draftsmen from the Geographic Division of the Office of Strategic Services to compile the information to make the globe.

Two identical globes were produced at the same time. One was presented to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The other was used by General Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson.
FDR had the globe placed by his desk in the Oval Office.  It rested on a series of rubber balls set within a steel stand which allowed the President to rotate it in any direction.
More at - In Roosevelt History

Does anyone who follows me NOT follow ourpresidents? If you don’t, do.

ourpresidents:

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a rather large gift - a 500 pound globe from the U.S. Army.  The giant globe was believed to be the largest and most accurate printed globe of its time. 

It took over 50 geographers, cartographers, and draftsmen from the Geographic Division of the Office of Strategic Services to compile the information to make the globe.

Two identical globes were produced at the same time. One was presented to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The other was used by General Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson.

FDR had the globe placed by his desk in the Oval Office.  It rested on a series of rubber balls set within a steel stand which allowed the President to rotate it in any direction.

More at - In Roosevelt History

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Sep 07, 2011
Ñ Attention, 2012 candidates: You need to track down Zachary Taylor’s street team.

Attention, 2012 candidates: You need to track down Zachary Taylor’s street team.

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Sep 18, 2011
Ñ 09/18/1793: GW lays down the cornerstone for the Capitol building. He knew how to do things like that. Angles were involved.

09/18/1793: GW lays down the cornerstone for the Capitol building. He knew how to do things like that. Angles were involved.

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Sep 19, 2011
Correct.
pour-moi:

polyesterspectre:

A+

Future child (children) will say things like this. 

Correct.

pour-moi:

polyesterspectre:

A+

Future child (children) will say things like this. 

(via marissaboleyn)

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Sep 21, 2011
Ñ Oh, those scamps.

Oh, those scamps.

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