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 January 13 - This Day In History | Shapell
Day In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of January 13

January 13, 1743

Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday: JFK on Jefferson

President Kennedy laments he hasn't time to write about Thomas Jefferson, and then carefully does so.

January 13, 1919

The 100th Commemoration of the Death of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, having wanted his whole life to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral, finally got at least half of his wish when, on January 8, 1919, he was buried, quietly, in his parish church in Oyster Bay. Reporters watching as President Wilson read the message that Roosevelt had died, swore he broke into a wide transcendent smile. Why, is the story told here, in one of the very last letters Roosevelt ever wrote...



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