James H. Nason invented the first American coffee percolator and received the patent for it on this date in 1865.
Winston Churchill became the first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress. He focused his speech on Germany and Japan.
Harry S. Truman was in office from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953. He died in Kansas City, MO. at the age of 88.