Cross-Examination of Charles Guiteau


A sense of having been wronged, together with a warped idea of political duty, brought Charles Julius Guiteau to the Baltimore and Potomac Station in Washington on July 2, 1881.  On that same Saturday morning, President James Abram Garfield strode into the station to catch the 9:30 A.M. limited express, … Continue reading

Robert F. Kennedy
LBJAccepts Resignation of RFK as Attorney General.


Letter Accepting Resignation of Robert F. Kennedy as Attorney General. September 3, 1964 Dear Bob: It is with regret that I have received your resignation. You have played a very vital role in the conduct of public affairs. Both President Kennedy and I sought your counsel on a wide range … Continue reading

Eyewitness Account of the Great London Fire


In 1666, London was England’s economic powerhouse with an estimated population of 500,000. Its closest rival in size was Bristol with a population of only 30,000. The city’s architecture had changed little from the Middle Ages. Narrow, cobble-stoned, foul-smelling streets doubled as the city’s sewers. Many of the streets were … Continue reading

Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Breaks News of Kennedy Assasination


Condcutor Erich Leinsdorf breaks the news of the Kennedy Assassination at Boston Sympony Orchestra  afternoon concert on November 22, 1963.  The radio microphones were present at a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at an extraordinary moment in American history. Conductor Erich Leinsdorf was leading the regular Friday afternoon BSO concert at … Continue reading