Reflections of History

August 2nd: Calvin Coolidge Becomes President

August 2nd: Calvin Coolidge Becomes President

Reflections of History - August 2, 2022 - 04:28

On August 2, 1923, Calvin Coolidge becomes president upon the death of Warren G. Harding.

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C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, join together again on a daily series that guides listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.