August 27, 2017 all-day
Aug 27, 1908. The 36th president of the US succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Johnsons term of office: Nov 22, 1963 Jan 20, 1969. In 1964 he said: The challenge of the next half century is whether we have the wisdom to use [our] wealth to enrich and elevate our national life and to advance the quality of American civilization. Johnson was born near Stonewall, TX, and died at San Antonio, TX, Jan 22, 1973. His birthday is observed as a holiday in Texas.