1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference. Wilson became the first chief executive to travel to Europe while in office.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration. The program had been created in order to provide jobs during the Great Depression.
1992 - U.S. President Bush ordered American troops to lead a mercy mission to Somalia.
U.S. President Quotes
"We could never be certain of ourselves, much less of the future, if we turned our back on our nearest neighbor's struggle for peace, freedom, and evolving democracy." - President Reagan, August 23, 1983