Saturday, April 22, 2017

Quote for the Day

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Continuing the We Didn't Start the Fire roll call . . . 

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television,
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

Today: Eisenhower

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Song Reference:

1952

Eisenhower

(1890-1969), 34th President of the US for the years 1953-1961, elected 1952 under the slogan “I Like Ike”. Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in WW2. In 1951 became first Supreme Commander of NATO.

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Trivia:
  • Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower was a U.S. general and statesman; and the 34th president of the United States (1953-61). During World War II he commanded U.S. troops in Britain and Allied troops in North Africa and Italy (1942-43) before becoming supreme Allied commander in charge of the Normandy landings (1943-44). In 1951 he assumed supreme command of NATO. As president, he tried to stabilize the Middle East against Communist influence by offering economic and military aid — the Eisenhower Doctrine (1957).
  • Dwight Eisenhower was not immune to verbal bloopers. While serving during the Second World War (as commander of Allied forces in North Africa and Italy) he gave the following order to his troops: "Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal."


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