October 5, 1947: President Harry Truman made history by delivering the first address televised from the White House. Learn more about President Truman at the Truman Library and Institute in Independence.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.