Archive for May, 2016

Today in History: May 30th

Monday, May 30th, 2016

In 1783, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in America.

In 1922, The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated.


Memorial Day

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!


Happy Birthday John F. Kennedy!

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

John Kennedy:

Born on May 29, 1917. If he was still alive today he would be 99 years old!

Presidential Term: 1961-1963

Fun Facts:

-In 1962, the U.S. and the Soviet Union hovered on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy eventually forced the Soviets to back down. He was assassinated in the third year of his term.

-Kennedy is the only Roman Catholic to become President.


Today in History: May 9th

Monday, May 9th, 2016

In 1862, General David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued orders to free the slaves in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He did this without congressional or presidential approval. Ten days later, these orders were countermanded by President Lincoln.

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!


Happy Birthday Harry S. Truman!

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Harry Truman:

Born on May 8, 1884. If still alive today he would be 132 years old!

Presidential Term: 1945-1953

Fun Facts:

-Truman made the fateful decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. World War II ended days later. Truman also led the U.S. during the Korean War (1950-1953).

-On his desk, Truman had a plaque that said “The Buck Stops Here.”


Locals Receive Free Admission

Friday, May 6th, 2016
Key West Residents that sign up for the Hometown Pass program will receive free admission to Harry Truman’s Little White House when accompanied by a guest who has purchased a FULL FARE ADULT TICKET.
***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***
Sign-up for the Hometown Pass program here

Today in History: May 2nd

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

In 2011, U.S. Special Ops killed Osama bin Laden during a raid on his secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This raid marked the culmination of a decade-long manhunt for the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization based in the Middle East. Bin Laden had ordered the attacks of September 11, 2001.