Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the nation's mood after a tragedy; they can issue warning; they can be a call to action. This September 11th is the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Listen to Bush's famous 9/11 speech, as well as many others and see how many lines you recognize from these famous presidential speeches.
Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always has stood as a time of hope and new beginnings in the United States. Do you remember who said what? Test your knowledge here!
The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.