Philadelphia is a good city in which to write American history.
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
President Gerald R. Ford
August 9, 1974
Honey, I forgot to duck.
Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan, shortly before emergency surgery for a gunshot wound to the chest.
George Washington University Hospital, D.C. March 30, 1981.
The story of the Irish in America, of those millions of Americans who trace their ancestry back to the Emerald Isle, is typical of so many American immigrants, yet is also uniquely influenced by the rich culture of Ireland. Like so many of our forebears, they came to this land seeking a better future. In the process of becoming Americans, they changed themselves, changed America, and changed the world.
President Bill Clinton. Proclamation 6533. March 6, 1993
March is Irish-American Heritage Month!
The world moves, and ideas that were good once are not always good.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
And I also remember something that Thomas Jefferson once said. he said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
Born February 6, 1911
Do one thing everyday that scares you.
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country.”
-John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
On January 20, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States.