Harry Truman’s Birthday

Today marks the birth of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman!

He never went to college, but was educated not only in history but in a thorough knowledge of the Bible!

With the sudden death of President Franklin Roosevelt on April 12, 1945, a little-known Vice President became President of the United States, in what would be the final year of World War II.

On April 16, 1945 President Harry Truman addressed a joint session of Congress. Using words from 1 Kings 3:9 he said: “As I have assumed my heavy duties, I humbly pray Almighty God, in the words of King Solomon: ‘Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart. . .that I may discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this they so great a people?’”


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