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On February 22, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge became the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House. Coolidge actively used the new medium of radio and made radio history several times while President. During the election campaign of 1924, radio equipment was installed on the automobiles used by Calvin Coolidge. The photograph below, courtesy of the Library of Congress, National Photo Company Collection, shows President Coolidge standing next to one of these radio-equipped automobiles.

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), the 28th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was born in Staunton, Virginia, on December 28, 1856. The photograph below, courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society Classified Photograph Collection, shows President Woodrow Wilson presenting Victory Loan medals to Boy Scout Troop 51 at the Utah State Capitol.

Woodrow Wilson

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Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), the 26th U.S. President, was born in New York City on October 27, 1858.

The photograph below, courtesy of Lake County Discovery Museum digital collection, part of a larger Digital Past collection, pictures Theodore Roosevelt seated on a platform with other officials during his visit to US Army’s mobilization, training, and administrative center of Fort Sheridan, in Illinois, during the World War I.

Theodore Roosevelt during his visit to Fort Sheridan (1914?)

Theodore Roosevelt Visit to Fort Sheridan (1914?)

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On September 19, 1796, George Washington’s farewell address was printed across America as an open letter to the public. The full-text of this farewell address is featured below, courtesy of Making of America digital collection.

Farewell address of George Washington to the people of the United States of America, September 17, 1796. With a German translation by F. W. Bogen

Farewell address of George Washington to the people of the United States of America, September 17, 1796. With a German translation by F. W. Bogen

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The 27th President of the United States William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15, 1857.
The photograph below, courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art Collection of Photographs, part of a Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections, shows the 1910 Founder’s day billboard featuring President Taft.

President William Howard Taft in Billboard for Founder's Day (1910)

President William Howard Taft in Billboard for Founder's Day (1910)

Another photograph (below) from the same collection pictures President William Howard Taft with Pittsburgh Mayor William A. Magee (1873-1938) during Taft’s visit to Pennsylvania in May 1909.

President William Howard Taft with Mayor William A. Magee (1909)

President William Howard Taft with Mayor William A. Magee (1909)

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Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, was born on April 12, 1743.
Digital collections in Opening History aggregation contain a number of items related to Thomas Jefferson’s life and deeds. Other US presidents, whose life is covered by digital collections in Opening History, include Abraham Lincoln, William Taft, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and John Kennedy.

The item featured below is a full-text digitized Buffalo Historical Society’s 1904 publication, “A bundle of Thomas Jefferson’s letters, now first published”. This digital copy replaces the irreparably deteriorated original. Courtesy of New York State Historical Literature Collection , Cornell University (more information about this digital collection from Opening History).

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Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, National Photo Company Collection
More information at Opening History

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