Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

When President William McKinley was assassinated in 1901,* Theodore Roosevelt assumed the office at an unprecedented age. If he is elected at age 47, Barack Obama will be in good company. The five youngest men when they were inaugurated as U.S. presidents were Roosevelt (42), John F. Kennedy (43), William Jefferson Clinton (46), Ulysses S. Grant (46), and Grover Cleveland (47).

*Clicking the image above will bring you to a 4-minute film by Thomas Edison of McKinley's funeral cortege in Washington, D.C.--interesting to people-watch into the past...

No comments:

Post a Comment

You may add your comments here.