President Ford ordered the final evacuation of Saigon in the evening of April 28, 1975. Over a 16 hour period helicopters removed U.S. and South Vietnamese personnel from the roof of the American embassy.
The Secretary of State received this final message from the Saigon embassy on April 29.
-from the Ford Library
President Nixon bowling at the White House Bowling Alley. 3/10/70.
The White House Bowling Alley first opened in 1947 while Harry S. Truman was in office. In 1955, it was moved across the street to the Old Executive Building.
Richard and Pat Nixon both enjoyed bowling, and so in 1969 they had a one-lane alley built beneath the North Portico using private funds.
Do you love White House pets? Are you in elementary school? Then we have a tour for you!
On Wednesday, February 13, author Kathryn Gibbs Davis will present her children’s book, Wackiest White House Pets, at the Jimmy Carter Library.
Reservations are required!
Image: Amy Carter poses with her doll house and cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang: 2/3/1978 [Carter Presidential Library, ARC177849]
That’s How He Rolled
Richard Nixon would have been 100 years old on Wednesday, and we’re celebrating his Centennial year throughout 2013.
Remember this photo of President Nixon bowling at the White House Bowling Alley? 3/10/70.
Learn more about the life of the 37th U.S. President - The Centennial of Richard Nixon
The First of Three Debates
President Gerald Ford and then-former Governor Jimmy Carter re-started Presidential Debates in 1976. The first Presidential Debates were between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, but did not continue until Carter and Ford faced off. Presidential Debates have continued ever since.
Shown here, President Ford and Jimmy Carter meet at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia to debate domestic policy during the first of the three Ford-Carter Debates. September 23, 1976.