This Day In History — First Televised White House Address

October 05

1877
Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army.

1910
King Manuel II was overthrown in a revolution and Portugal became a republic.

1921
The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.

1947
In the first televised White House address, President Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries.

1953
Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1962
The Beatles released their first hit, “Love Me Do,” in Britain.

1990
Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center and its director were acquitted of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs.

2001
Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers.

Birthdays

Raymond A. Kroc
1902—1984 b. Chicago, Ill.

Jonathan Edwards
theologian (1703)

Francesco Guardi
landscape and architectural painter (1712)

Denis Diderot
encyclopedist (1713)

Chester A. Arthur
former president (1830)

Louis Lumiére
inventor (1864)

Vaclav Havel
political leader, dramatist, poet (1936)

Bob Geldof
rock musician (1951)

Maya Lin
architect and artist (1959)

Mario Lemieux
hockey player (1965)

Kate Winslet
actress (1975)

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