USS Harry Truman leaving the Solent after her visit to Portsmouth, she and her strike group will continue the rest of their Deployment. ...
Be fearless in the pursuit of life, liberty and what sets your soul on fire. ...
On this day in 1948, Democrat Harry Truman defeated Republican Thomas Dewey in a hotly contested presidential election. Dewey was pegged by pundits to win the election from the start. So strong was the consensus around Dewey's victory that the Chicago Daily Tribune distributed a paper on election night proclaiming “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Ultimately, Truman won the popular vote and the electoral college, 303 votes to Dewey's 189. It was two days afterwards that Truman saw the erroneous proclamation in the Tribune and decided to pose for this now famous image.
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Lauren Bacall listening to Vice President Harry S. Truman play the piano on February 10, 1945 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.⭐️ ...
What Could Have Been – M41 Walker Bulldog (1)
The M24 Chaffee, which served as the U.S. Army’s premier light tank during the later half of World War II, was already showing its age by the end of that conflict. Five years later at the beginning of the Korean War, the Chaffee was all the Americans could immediately field against superior armor, and the results were far from satisfactory.
Beginning in 1946 the U.S. Army began a project to design a tank that would replace the Chaffee as the primary light tank in service. As a result of a lack of military funding in the post-World War II world, the concept for this new tank, designated T37, didn’t gain any viability until 1949. It was only then that three prototypes of the vehicle were built, and the second of the three – the T37 Phase Two – was chosen for further evaluation.
The prototype was given a new designation of T41 and eventually T41E1, and plans were created to develop upon the prototype and put it into production. The T41 was designed to be a highly mobile light tank that in its final production form could act in support of infantry and conduct reconnaissance, but which could also tackle any Soviet medium tank if the situation presented itself. Unlike most other American tanks of the era, the T41 was designed around a pre-existing engine (a six-cylinder, air-cooled engine) rather than the other way around, which meant the tank could operate to the best of its abilities.
The vehicle was armed with a 76mm M32 gun and featured armor that ranged from 25-31mm on the hull and 25mm on the turret. At X feet long and X feet high, and weighing in at 26 tons, the M41 (as it would eventually be officially designated) was virtually a medium tank rather than a light tank, and would have been rightly classified as such just five years earlier under an older American tank classification system.
📷: President Harry Truman is pictured here with a prototype of the T41E1 at Aberdeen Proving Grounds on February 17, 1951. ...
We're just a little late starting our weekly theme for this year, but we're now ready to start with Harry S. Truman and the 50 states! While Truman did not actually visit all 50 states, we do have documents and photos related to every state, so every week, we will be featuring one (or more!), documenting a Truman connection to every state. This week, Alabama! Truman actively campaign for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960, and on October 21, 1960, he spoke at a rally in Decatur, Alabama, with a certain famous photo in the background. Be sure to check in every week to see if we've gotten to your state yet! #harrystruman#harrytruman#Alabama ...
Happy 127th Birthday to International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union President David Dubinsky, the longest serving President of the union from 1932 to 1966! Here Dubinsky can be seen with Martin Luther King Jr. and Presidents from Truman through Lyndon B. Johnson!
After being imprisoned and later exiled for his involvement in a bakers' union of the General Jewish Workers Union in 1908, Dubinsky escaped from the small Siberian village to which he had been exiled, returned to Lodz, and resumed work as abaker with an assumed name. In 1911, he arrived in New York City and became a member of Local 10, the cutters' union of the ILGWU.
Dubinsky's rise in the ILGWU was swift, starting his union career in Local 10's executive board in 1918 and by 1932 he was elected President. Under Dubinsky's leadership, the ILGWU's membership grew tremendously. Reaching over 450,000 in 1957, the ILGWU was indisputably one of the largest and most powerful unions in the United States!
While president of the ILGWU, Dubinsky was deeply involved in state, national, and international politics. In 1936, he joined in founding the American Labor Party in New York State and served as Democratic Party elector for the ticket of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John N. Garner.
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