Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On November 9

On this day in ...
... 1906 (105 years ago today), U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (far left) and his wife, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (center), embarked on a journey to inspect the building of the Panama Canal; in this photo, they're shown days later, on a ship in Panama. The sojourn marked the 1st Presidential trip abroad, a landmark not necessarily viewed with favor, as this lede from a New York Times article indicated:
President Roosevelt left the White House at 3:30 to-day on the trip to Panama, that will violate the traditions of the United States for 117 years by taking its President outside the jurisdiction of the Government at Washington.

(Prior November 9 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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