Image description: Today in 1965, President Johnson signed Medicare into law. President Truman became its first beneficiary and got the first Medicare card.
This photo shows Johnson signing the Medicare law. Shown with the President (on the right in the photo) are (left to right) Mrs. Johnson; former President Harry Truman; Vice-President Hubert Humphrey; and Mrs. Truman.
Photo courtesy of LBJ Presidential Library.
Image description: Today in 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt was nominated to a third term. A four-term president, he was the only one to serve more than two.
Learn more about FDR’s presidency.
Today in 1790, Congress declared an area between Maryland and Virginia the country’s new capital - Washington, DC.
From the Presidential Libraries:
Gerald R. Ford walks with Darrell Johnson, manager of the Boston Red Sox, and George “Sparky” Anderson, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, before the start of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7/13/76.
-from the Ford Library