1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning. Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States.
1910 - U.S. President William Howard Taft threw out the first ball for the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics.
1959 - The Taft Memorial Bell Tower was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1985 - The Russian paper "Pravda" called U.S. President Reagan's planned visit to Bitburg to visit the Nazi cemetery an "act of blasphemy".
1986 - U.S. President Reagan announced the U.S. air raid on military and terrorist related targets in Libya.
1999 - Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji concluded a nine-day visit to the United States. The visit did not lead to an anticipated comprehensive trade agreement with U.S. President Clinton.
2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush endorsed Israel's plan to hold on to part of the West Bank in a peace settlement with the Palestinians. Bush also ruled out Palestinian refugees returning to Israel.
2015 - U.S. President Obama announced that he intended to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
U.S. President Quotes
"Fondly do we hope--fervently do we pray--that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away." - U.S. President Lincoln at his second inauguration ceremony on March 4, 1865.