EIU Teaching with Primary Sources
A look at some events that took place during the run of the Railway Post Office. Images and links take you to information and resources on EIU TPS, Library of Congress, National Postal Museum Railway Mail Service and other sites.
Final run of the Highway Post Office bus.
At this time...
- American Memory Timeline - Postwar United States (1945-1968)
- America's Library Jump Back in Time - Modern Era (1946-Present)
- President Richard Nixon (photo from By Popular Demand: Portraits of Presidents and First Ladies, American Memory)
Illinois Historical Events:
- School children lobby for the butterfly to becomes the state insect.
- First Illinois Lottery tickets go on sale.
- Sears Tower is completed.
U.S. Historical Events:
- Richard Nixon resigns presidency.
- Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
- Worst tornado outbreak in the U.S. with 148 twisters touching down in 13 states.
U.S. Cultural Events:
- Hank Aaron passes Babe Ruth's home run record of 714.
- President Ford grants a full pardon to Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States that he committed.
- Jazz musician Duke Ellington died.