Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated.
Richard Nixon is elected president.
Truman looks on as President Johnson signs a bill, in the Truman home, designating October 24, 1968 as U. N. Day. The president also issues a proclamation noting Truman's part in creating the United Nations organization in 1945.
Truman is visited by President and Mrs. Nixon, after which President Nixon presents the Truman Library with a Steinway piano that had been in the White House during Truman's presidency.
National Guardsmen open fire on a crowd of student antiwar protesters at Ohio's Kent State University.
With wife Bess, daughter Margaret, and son-in-law E. Clifton Daniel, Truman tours the Truman Library for the last time and views the film "For All the People" -- a new motion picture designed for the orientation of museum visitors.
Truman dies at the age of 88.
Bess Truman dies at the age of 97.
My American Experience
Who is your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Reagan? Clinton? Or one of the other 14 men who helped usher the United Sates through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential?