• Short Summary

    The grounds of the White House in Washington were thrown open to the public, Oct 14, when President Dwight David Eisenhower celebrated his seventieth birthday - first United States Head of State to do so in office.

  • Description

    The grounds of the White House in Washington were thrown open to the public, Oct 14, when President Dwight David Eisenhower celebrated his seventieth birthday - first United States Head of State to do so in office.

    President Eisenhower started the great day by receiving scores of official visitors. A group of Republicans presented him with 70 roses, each one with a tag referring to some event in the President's life. The White House police came up with a "Gold Badge" for the object of their never-ceasing attention.

    Among other wellwishers were the heads of delegations recently admitted to the United Nations, including Cyprus and Nigeria. President Eisenhower posed with them for the cameras, then served his guests coffee and orange juice.

    Washington's citizens also sent a delegation to hand over a gift that would be remembered for many years to come - an oak sapling which the President proceeded to plant in the grounds.

    In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Eisenhower left Washington by helicopter for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for a family celebration.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA25NQ9L9FJR9NTNOSAVLR1RA2F
    Media URN:
    VLVA25NQ9L9FJR9NTNOSAVLR1RA2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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