President John F. Kennedy reaches out to touch a 40-pound turkey, presented to him November 19, 1963, at the White House. Kennedy is thought to be the first president to pardon a turkey. He told those presenting the bird to ““just keep him.”
Details about Abraham Lincoln 1860 Campaign Ribbon. ORIGINAL political ribbon
Col. Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from West Point, the first to attain the rank of colonel, and he was the highest-ranking black officer in the military at the time of his death in 1922. Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/14/1523362/merlene-davis-col-charles-young.html#ixzz1bTbffPax
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated near the close of the war, but that was not the first attempt made on his life. In 1863, Lincoln rode alone by horse to his family’s summer residence. Soldiers at the gate heard a gunshot and moments later Lincoln came galloping in astride his horse, but without his hat. Troops searched for the assassin without luck, but they did find Lincoln’s hat–which had a bullet hole right through it.
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" 332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. (Colorized Photo). March 1945.