Month In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of February

February 9, 1865

Booth Plans Ahead

Rare and suspicious John Wilkes Booth letter, written just two months before Lincoln’s assassination.

February 19, 1905

The Road to the Inauguration: 1905

Theodore Roosevelt has a suit made, and re-made, for his 1905 inauguration.

February 22, 1732

George Washington’s Birthday

The very man who defined the American presidency was probably the only man to occupy the office who did not want the job.



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