Shortly after being shot in the chest by an attempted assassin, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a ninety-minute campaign speech on October 14, 1912.
On October 13, 1792, the cornerstone of the White House was laid, though its exact location remains a mystery today.
In response to Parliament’s Stamp Act of 1765, American colonists assembled in New York City on October 7 to organize a unified protest.
On October 5, 1813, future President William Henry Harrison won the Battle of the Thames, securing American control of the Northwest frontier for the remainder of the War of 1812.
On October 4, 1927, Gutzon Borglum began sculpting Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
On October 3, 1789 and 1863, two sitting presidents called on Americans to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving in November.
On October 2, 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing Redwood National Park.
On September 28, 1781, American forces launched the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War – the Siege of Yorktown.
After being initially denied entrance to their school, the Little Rock Nine were escorted in by federal troops on September 25, 1957.