On this date in 1969, our 34th President, Texan Dwight D Eisenhower, died at the age of 78 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington after a long illness.
Eisenhower, born in October 1890 in Denison, Texas, was commander of the Allied forces defeating Hitler and Nazi Germany in World War II. After the war, he ran for President on the Republican ticket and won, serving two terms in office signing the 1957 Civil Rights Act, a bill to form NASA and supported the creation of our Interstate Highway system.
He was so popular that had we not had the 22nd Amendment, he just might have been elected again.
“Without God there could be no American form of government nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first and the most basic expression of Americanism.” ~ Dwight David Eisenhower