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Image description: This inauguration ceremony for Franklin D. Roosevelt was held on March 4, 1933. It was the last ceremony to be held in March. All subsequent inaugurals have been held in January.
Photo from the Architect of the Capitol

Image description: This inauguration ceremony for Franklin D. Roosevelt was held on March 4, 1933. It was the last ceremony to be held in March. All subsequent inaugurals have been held in January.

Photo from the Architect of the Capitol

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From the National Archives:

“In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969.

White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.

It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records. 

From - “American Originals” Treasures from the National Archives

Source: Nixon Library

Image description: President Bill Clinton playing the saxophone at the 14th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival in June, 1993.
Photo from the National Archives.

Image description: President Bill Clinton playing the saxophone at the 14th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival in June, 1993.

Photo from the National Archives.

Asked by Anonymous

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR GOLD DOLLARS IN 2012--WHAT MONTHS WILL THEY COME OUT AND WHERE CAN YOU PURCHASE THEM?

The U.S. Mint will release the following Presidential $1 Coins in 2012:

  • President Chester Arthur
  • President Grover Cleveland (first term)
  • President Benjamin Harrison
  • President Grover Cleveland (second term)

The coins are golden in color, but not made of gold. They are made of a mixture of metals.

Production of circulating Presidential $1 coins was recently suspended, but collectible versions of the coins will still to be available from the U.S. Mint.

Asked by Anonymous

I collect the Presidential dollar coins but the banks say they have not received them. The release date was Nov. 21st. I was wondering when the banks will receive them. Thank you. Valerie Burns.

Banks can order Presidential $1 coins directly from the U.S. Mint. Unfortunately, we can’t say when they will receive the coins. You should call your bank to find out if have any available before you visit.

You can also order $1 coins directly from the Mint or purchase collector versions of the coins. Learn more about buying Presidential $1 coins.