Dwight eisenhower

Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower with Family celebrating Christmas at the White House, 1960.

Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower with Family celebrating Christmas at the White House, 1960.

Prior to becoming President of the United States, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the Second World War. He was instrumental in planning the successful invasion of Occupied Europe in 1944, better known as D-Day.

Prior to becoming President of the United States, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the Second World War. He was instrumental in planning the successful invasion of Occupied Europe in 1944, better known as D-Day.

Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888. |  It is said that Dwight D. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower was a woman of color.  Eisenhower's maternal grandfather carried the surname of Link, there being only two Links families in the Virginia town they originated in ~ a black one and a white one.  Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links, a fact washed away in time.

Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888. | It is said that Dwight D. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower was a woman of color. Eisenhower's maternal grandfather carried the surname of Link, there being only two Links families in the Virginia town they originated in ~ a black one and a white one. Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links, a fact washed away in time.

General Dwight Eisenhower, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspect a U.S. glider and paratroop invasion demonstration prior to the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944.

General Dwight Eisenhower, And Prime Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

General Dwight Eisenhower, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspect a U.S. glider and paratroop invasion demonstration prior to the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944.

Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton.

Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton.

Gravesites of President and Mrs Eisenhower in a chapel on the grounds of the Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas

Gravesites of President and Mrs Eisenhower in a chapel on the grounds of the Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas

Dwight Eisenhower; President of the United States

Dwight Eisenhower; President of the United States

Dwight Eisenhower & Ronald Reagan.  The 2 best Republicans to occupy the White House during my lifetime to date.

Dwight Eisenhower & Ronald Reagan. The 2 best Republicans to occupy the White House during my lifetime to date.

39th wedding anniversary - Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower July 1, 1955 outside their home in Gettyburg, PA. http://firstladies.c-span.org/

39th wedding anniversary - Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower July 1, 1955 outside their home in Gettyburg, PA. http://firstladies.c-span.org/

Is President Barack Obama (the son of a Kenyan father and a white American mother) really our first "black" president?  According to some historians, both black and white, there have been at least six previous United States presidents who've had known black ancestry!  | French Creole | Mulattoes, Mixed Race, and Creoles

Is President Barack Obama (the son of a Kenyan father and a white American mother) really our first "black" president? According to some historians, both black and white, there have been at least six previous United States presidents who've had known black ancestry! | French Creole | Mulattoes, Mixed Race, and Creoles

An early sight of Queen Victoria's Garter Badge: October 1957 Queen Elizabeth II welcoming US President Dwight Eisenhower to the British Embassy in Washington

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An early sight of Queen Victoria's Garter Badge: October 1957 Queen Elizabeth II welcoming US President Dwight Eisenhower to the British Embassy in Washington

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'  - James Clear (Huffington Post)

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box' - James Clear (Huffington Post)

From Traces of Texas: Since it is his birthday and all, Dwight Eisenhower's rather remarkable 1912 West Point graduation portrait. He was a handsome, clean cut young lad! I wonder if you would have told him at that point how his life was going to end up if he would have ever believed you.

From Traces of Texas: Since it is his birthday and all, Dwight Eisenhower's rather remarkable 1912 West Point graduation portrait. He was a handsome, clean cut young lad! I wonder if you would have told him at that point how his life was going to end up if he would have ever believed you.

General Omar Bradley, General Dwight Eisenhower,  and General George Patton, all graduates of West Point,  survey war damage in Bastogne, Belgium in this 1945  photograph.

General Omar Bradley, General Dwight Eisenhower, and General George Patton, all graduates of West Point, survey war damage in Bastogne, Belgium in this 1945 photograph.

1957: Dwight Eisenhower became the first President to fly in a helicopter.

1957: Dwight Eisenhower became the first President to fly in a helicopter.

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