On this day: a President on Tour

Theodore Roosevelt, during his New England tour, at Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire. 29th August 1902

29th August 1902: US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Lake Sunapee in the state of New Hampshire.

The details of the photograph note:

In the photograph are George B. Cortelyou, Roosevelt’s future secretary of Commerce and Labor, on Roosevelt’s right, and William Craig, the first Secret Service agent ever killed in the line of duty, on the far right in the photograph.

Craig died five days later. Roosevelt was President from September 1901 to March 1909.

Navy Day

The United States held their first Navy Day on President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday on the 27th of October, 1922. By the following year more than fifty cities in the country participated in the event.

While in recent years the day has been officially moved to the 13th of the month, it is still largely recognised as the 27th.

Ships travel down the Hudson River in New York City on Navy Day in 1945. X

tugboats-and-u-s-navy-warships-pictured-in-the-hudson-river-with-the-new-york-city-skyline-in-the-background-for-the-navy-day-celebrations-on-27-october-1945