June 16th 1858: Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech
October 27th 1858: Theodore Roosevelt born
On this day in 1858 the future 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born. He was born in New York City and was a sickly child; however through exercise and boxing he was able to improve his health. He became President in 1901 after the assassination of President William McKinley. Aged only 42 he remains the youngest ever President. In office he promoted conservation, championed Progressivism, completed the Panama Canal and negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War. He is known for his strong personality and masculinity. Roosevelt is still remembered as one of the greatest US Presidents.