What Happened in May 1868

  • Vote On President Johnson's Impeachment

    On May 16, 1868, the U.S. Senate voted 35 to 19, one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict President Andrew Johnson of "high... Read more

  • First Memorial Day

    In 1868, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued General Order Number 11 designating May 30 as a memorial day... Read more