Theodore Roosevelt Chronology

numbers in <brackets> are page numbers from: 

(from 10/27/1858 to 9/13/1901):

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris, Ballantine Books NYC 1979

(from 9/14/1901 to 3/4/1909):

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris, Random House NYC 2001

              (from 3/9/1909 to 1/18/1919):

T.R – The Last Romantic by H.W. Brands, Basic Books NYC 1997

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10/27/58 - 7:45 pm - NYC - BORN  <32>

Fall 1861 - father left home, sadness & lots of illness <40>  ill health (asthma) from

beginning

Summer 1862 - father visit, very happy <41>

Spring 1863 - summer home (Luantaka) - loved it <45>, returned 4 years

1866? - found dead seal, sparked life-long interest in natural history <46>

Summer 1868 - At new summer place, began keeping diary <49> health not good

              Also TR’s mother was losing her mind <49> (since end of Civil War)

5/12/1869 - Trip to Europe <49-50> over a year’s duration

5/21/69 - arrival in England <51> sick the whole trip

7/13/69 - arrival in Antwerp <51>

9/9/69 - Switzerland => Italy <52>

9/20/69 - collapsed from exhaustion <53>

10/17/69 - Dresden <53>

10/28/69 - Cologne <54> birthday

12/6/69 - 1st mountain climb in months <55>

12/31/69 - climbed Vesuvius <55>

3/10/70 - back to Paris <56>

late 4/70 - left for England, sister Bamie remained in France <56>

5/14/70 - left Europe <57>

5/24/70 - Return to U.S. <50>

summer 1870 - at summer home, returned NYC late 9/70 <60>

about this time - in promise to father - began working out to build his body and health <60> … by summer 1871 was no longer ill <61>

winter-spring 1871-72 - took up taxidermy <61>

summer 1872 - rec’d first gun (present from father) <62>

about this time rec’d first set of eyeglasses, which opened up his world <62>.  Also late summer 1872 humiliation by bullies made him take up boxing <63>

10/16/72 - trip to Europe, Egypt, Palestine <63>

11/28/72 - arrival in Egypt <64>

12/12/72 - left Cairo for cruise up Nile <66>

Xmas 72 - rec’d shotgun as present <66>

early 73 - Palestine, Lebanon, Greece, Turkey <68-9>

5/14/73 - left for Germany to spend summer w/ German family <70>

late 10/73 - return from Europe <73>

11/5/73 - arrived NYC <74>  new tutor, new studies <75> also new house

spring 74 - went to country home <75> new, permanent country home Oyster Bay

8/74 - birding in Adirondacks <90>

7/75 - Harvard entrance exams - did excellently <76>

              by late 1875 health was much, much better <77>

summer 1876 - intimacy between TR & Edith  <78> had an understanding <79>

10/26/76 - insulted at political rally <82>  1st political involvement <82>

9/76 - entered Harvard - moved in 9/27/76 <85-6>

2/77 - measles <89>

6/21/77 - end of college year <90>  went to woods

mid 7/77 - joined family at Oyster Bay <90>

end 7/77 - published 1st printed work (Birds of Adirondacks) <90-1>

late summer 77 - conversation with father determines him to be scientist <92>

9/77 - return to Harvard  <92>

10-12/77 - TR’s father caught in political intrigue, collapses <93-4>

Xmas 77 - TR father recovered <94>

2/9/78 - telegram father ill, come NYC <94-5> FATHER DIED

              depressed for months, til at least late 4/95

2/23/78 - return to Harvard after funeral <96>  inherited $8000 / year

5/1/78 - end of depression <95>

late 5/78 - sick <97>

6/5/78 - return to NYC <97>

8/22/78 - fight with Edith <98> paved way for Alice Lee

9/7/78 - trip to northern Maine w/Bill Sewall (became his mentor)  <99>

9/22/78 - return to Harvard, offered Porcellian <100>

10/6/78 - chose Porcellian Club over AD <101>

10/18/78 - 1st invitation to Saltonstalls <101>  Met Alice Lee <102-4>

11/2/78 - initiated into Porcellian <102>

11/11/78 - 2nd visit to Saltonstalls … Alice Lee <103>

11/28/78 - visiting Saltonstalls <103>, decided to marry Alice <106>

2/79 - 1st public speech <109> getting into politics, Alice Lee’s influence <110>

3/1/79 - Maine trip w/ Bill Sewall <110> met Wilmot Dowell (became friends)

mid 3/79 - return Harvard from backwoods Maine <112>

3/22/79 - boxing competition <112> got beaten in front of Alice <113>

5/13/79 - riding accident <114>

6/20/79 - Junior year class day, proposed to Alice, she rejected him <115>

8/16/79 - rec’d grades, did very well <116>

              this summer finally gave up idea of science career in favor of politics

late 8/79 - visit w/Alice en route to Maine <117>

              climbed highest mountain in Maine, proved toughness <118>

9/24/79 - return to Boston after Maine adventure <118>

9/26/79 - visit to Alice in dog cart <120>  something amiss vis a vis Alice <120>

early 11/79 - definite negative feelings from Alice <121>  depressed him

11/2/79 - Lees visit Roosevelts in NYC <121>

11/17-18/79 - Roosevelts feted by Lees in Boston <121>

11/22/79 - luncheon for Lees at Harvard Club <121>

11/27/79 - Thanksgiving, Alice as negative as ever <122> depressed him

winter 79 - began writing “Naval War of 1812” <122> in melancholy due to Alice rejection

12/22/79 - return to NYC for Xmas <122>

12/26/79 - Alice visit NYC <123> made him optimistic

              she stayed a week, aroused his hopes <123>

1/25/80 - Alice consented to marry him <123>

2/14/80 - engagement announced <124>

early 3/80 - Lees agree to wedding fall 1880, as he had hoped <125>

              spring 80, in love, decided to study law in preparation for politics <127>

6/30/80 - graduated Harvard magna cum laude <128>

3/26/80 - medical exam revealed week heart <129>

7 / 1-10/80 - Alice joined TR at Oyster Bay <129>

7/20/80 - trip w/Alice et. al. to Bar Harbor Maine <130>

8/16/80 - trip out west to hunt w/brother Elliot <131> saw his brother was alcoholic

<132>

9/29/80 - return to NYC, thence to Boston and Alice <132>

10/27/80 - MARRIAGE <133-35>

11/13/80 - moved into NYC home <137>

11/17/80 - entered Colombia Law School <137>

12/8/80 - sister Corinne’s coming out party <141

              winter 1880-81 began hanging out at local Republican Club <142>

              winter-spring 1881 began writing Naval War of 1812 <139-40>  begun year

before

early 4/81 - Republican primary

5/5/81 - defeated by Republican regulars <145>

5/12/81 - embarked honeymoon <145>  Alice sick all voyage

5/21/81 - arrived Ireland <146>

5/31/81 - arrived England <146>  thence France & Italy

early 7/81 - Garfield assassination has repercussions for TR <146-7> in Austria & Germany

8/5/81 - scaled Matterhorn <148>

9/10/81 - in Liverpool for return voyage <149>

10/2/81 - arrived NYC <149>

10/6 - 11/8/81 - politicking <149>

10/24/81 - protest speech at Republican meeting <149> impresses bosses <151>

10/28/81 - nominated for Assembly <151>

11/9/81 - WON ASSEMBLY  <153>

11-12/81 - working on Naval War of 1812 <154>

12/31/81 - Naval War of 1812 submitted to publisher <154>

1/2/82 - Arrived Albany <159> unpacked & threw himself into politics <161-2>

              his first impression of politics was very negative <164>

1/7-8/82 - back in NYC complaining of his fate

11/9/82 - back in Albany, met Isaac Hunt <165>

1/24/82 - 1st address to Assembly <167>, made good impression <168>

2/14/82 - TR placed on Cities committee <169> within 2 days introduced 4 bills

2/21/82 - legislative fight, he won <171>

early 3/82 - municipal elevated bill, a loss for TR <172>

late 3/82 - corrupt judge investigation <173-4>

3/29/82 - moved for investigation <174> like taking on Goliath, a bombshell

4/5/82 - demanded immediate debate on investigation <175>

4/5/82 - TR attack on Jay Gould surprises everyone <175>

4/8-9-/82 - maneuvering to force vote <176-8> good newspaper publicity

4/12/82 - public outcry forces vote in TR’s favor <178>

5/30/82 - Judiciary Committee report recommended impeachment <180> but Committee

members bribed to change votes <180> TR angered <181>

6/2/82 - end of Assembly session <181> return NYC

6/3/82 - Oyster Bay <181>

10/82 - moved into home <189>

11/14/82 - re-elected by record 2 to 1 majority

1/1/83 - nominated for Republican candidate speaker of Assembly <184> approved by

acclamation

1/2/83 - lost speaker election to Democrat <186>

early 1/83 - Governor Cleveland called on TR to push Civil Service Reform <188>

3/8/83 - angry speech, first political major blunder, embarrasses even his friends <192-4>

4/9/83 - speech on Civil Service Reform bill <195>

              by end of Assembly session recovered former influence; more self-assured now <197>

5/4/83 - Civil Service Reform bill passed <196>

5/28/83 - speech at Free Trade Club <197> met Henry George <342> met Gorrange <198>

              Gorrange idea of trip to Dakota to hunt .. beginning of interest in the West <198>

spring 1883 - Alice pregnant, began planning house to build Oyster Bay <198>

summer 1883 very sick <199>  took cure early 7/83 in Catskills <199>

early 8/83 - return from cure to Oyster Bay <200>

9/3/83 - 1st TRIP WEST (Gorrange backed out so TR went alone) <200>

9/8/83 - arrived Little Missouri Badlands, sleazy hotel <203-4>

              “Here the romance of my life began.” <214-16> idea of going into cattle business <218>

9/18/83 - proposed cattle deal to cowboys <221>

9/20/83 - finally killed 1st buffalo, berserk with joy <224>

9/21/83 - end of hunt, return to Little Missouri <225>

11/6/83 - re-elected State Assembly <228>

12/31/83 - nominated for speaker of Assembly <227>  but lost election <230>

              this was a bad defeat <230>  but he turned it to advantage <231>

1/11/84 - introduced 3 anti-machine bills <232>

1/15/84 - launched investigation into corruption in NYC <235>

1/19/84 - corruption hearings opened <235>  this investigation languished

2/5/84 - speech on anti-machine bill creates sensation <233>  bill passed <235>

2/12/84 - BIRTH OF DAUGHTER <240>  he was away at Albany

2/13/84 - rec’d telegram both mother & wife dying <240>

2/14/84 - DEATHS OF MOTHER AND WIFE  <243>

              stunned, dazed, blotted Alice out of his mind thenceforth.  Mansion sold, had to move out by end 4/84.  Threw himself into work to forget <249-50>

2/16/84 - funerals <243>

2/17/84 - Baby Lee christened

2/18/84 - return to Albany <248>

3/1/84 - contracted to build dream house Oyster Bay <249>

late 3/84 - uproar over TR’s reform bills, but they pass <251>

4/22/84 - went to state Republican convention to manipulate <252>

4/23/84 - won delegate-at-large status via manipulations <253>  he controlled the convention

<254>, rubbed it in his opponents’ faces <255>

This convention was a triumph but broke relationship with old friends; had outgrown them

4/24/84 - return Albany

end 4/84 - broke with Grover Cleveland (who vetoed his bills) <257>

5/31/84 - Republican national convention, met Henry Cabot Lodge <259, 262ff>

6/7/84 - left convention for Dakota <268>

6/17-22/84 - five days in wilderness; refreshing <273-4>

6/23/84 - met Marquis de Mores <275>

6/24/84 - found perfect spot to build house <277>  bought it within a few days <278>

6/26/84 - trip to Montana w/Marquis <278>

7/1/84 - left Medora for NYC <278>

7/19/84 - announced support for Blaine <280> out of solidarity w/Lodge.  This brought savage

attacks from former reform allies.

7/22/84 - left NYC for west w/Sewall & Dow <281>

8/1/84 - arrived Dakota

8/18/84 - left on bear hunting trip to Wyoming <282>

8/15/84 - conflict w/Marquis over right to his land <284>

8/18 - 9/17/84 - hunting trip, killing animals <286>

9/13/84 - killed grizzly bear <287-8>

10/6/84 - forced Marquis’ bully to back down <288>

10/7/84 - left for NYC

10/11/84 in NYC

              10-11/84 stumped for Blaine (a mistake) <290>

11/4/84 - election, Cleveland won; soon after TR returned Dakota <292>

12/20/84 - returned east <297>

              1-2/1985 wrote about his adventures <297>

3/8/85 - Hunting Trips of a Ranchman finished & sent to printer <297>

late 3 - early 4/85 - sick <300>

4/14/85 - finally left for Dakota <300>

early 7/85 - Hunting Trips published <298>

April 1885 - Elkhorn ranch building completed <300>

5/5/85 - newly purchased herd of cattle arrived <301>

all May 1885 - cowboying <302>  5 week roundup til 6/20/85 <303>

              this experience changed and matured him <303>  physically powerful

6/27/85 - arrived Oyster Bay, house almost finished <303>  named it Sagamore Hill

              8 weeks summer 1885 - rest, 1st relaxation in 2 years <304>

8/8/85 - went NYC for Grant’s funeral <305>

8/22/85 - left NYC for Dakota <305>

8/25/85 - returned Medora <306>  Marquis indicted for murder

9/5/85 - his stockmen’s meeting <306>  rec’d death threat from Marquis <308>

9/8/85 - Marquis backs down on death threat <309>

early fall 1885 - confrontation with Indians <311>

9/16/85 - visit to Marquis in jail <312>  en route east to Republican State convention

early October 1885 - fell in love with Edith Carow (childhood sweetheart) <313>

11/17/85 - proposed marriage to Edith - she accepted <314>

fall 1885 - hunting to hounds at Sagamore Hill <314>

10/26/85 - horse threw him, broke arm & smashed face <315>

winter 1885-86 - socializing w/Edith <320>

February 1886 - Henry Cabot Lodge gets him job writing bio of Thomas Hart Benton <320>

3/15/86 - left NYC for Medora <321>

3/19/86 - arrival Medora <321>

3/24/86 - boat stolen (beginning of chase after thieves) <322>  built boat to chase thieves

              began writing Thomas Hart Benton while waiting for new boat to be built <323>

3/30/86 - started downriver after thieves <324>

4/1/86 - caught up to thieves <326>

4/11/86 - brought thieves to sheriff’s office after grueling trek <329>

4/12/86 - return to Medora <330>

4/13/86 - chaired stockman’s association meeting <330>

5/21-6/19/86 - round-up <331>  by end of June finished writing Benton bio <331,335>

7/4/86 - orator at 110th anniversary U.S. independence <336>

7/7/86 - left for NYC to take Board of Health job <337>  which fell through

7/28/86 - return to Dakota <338>

8/5/86 - arrival in Medora, letter from Edith confirming December wedding <338>

              trial of boat thieves in Mandan <338>   feeling guilty about Alice <338>

              also border clashes w/Mexico inspires him to raise volunteer regiment of cowboys <339>

8/21-9/18/86 - shooting expedition to Idaho <339>  didn’t enjoy it much

              on return to Medora, newspaper gossip over his secret engagement to Edith <339>

Sewall & Dow (his foremen) threaten to quit <340>  losing money, losing his enthusiasm for ranching

end 9/86 - return east

10/15/86 - Republican county convention to select mayor candidate <342>  threat of 3rd party

              asked to accept mayor candidacy; very surprised <345>; pretty sure he would lose <347>

10/27/86 - nominated for mayor <348>

10/29/86 - campaigning <352-3>

11/2/86 - lost election (came in 3rd) <356-7>  very low vote, very disappointing to him <357>

11/6/86 - sailed for England <358>

11/7/86 - met Cecil Spring-Rice 1st time <358> became his best man & very good friend

11/13/86 - arrived Liverpool <359>

              was wined & dined in England by Spring-Rice’s connections <359>

12/2/86 - MARRIAGE to Edith <359>

winter 1886-87 wiped out all cattle in Dakota

3/28/87 - return to NYC with Edith <368>  she got pregnant immediately

              some problems between Edith & Bamie over custody of the baby <370-1>

 4/4/87 - left for Dakota to survey his losses <371-2>

4/16/87 - stockman’s association meeting <372>

4/22/87 - left Dakota for NYC devastated <373>  now poor <374>     

           political outlook bleak for now; would have to write for money

5/11/87 - guest of honor at banquet <375>  made antagonistic speech <377>

early 6/87 - began writing 4th book, Gouverneur Morris <378>  finished 9/4/87 <379>

9/13/87 - BIRTH OF 1ST SON, TED <381>

early 11/87 - trip to Dakota to hunt <382>  no game; became conservationist <383>

12/8/87 - return NYC <383> immediately held conservation meeting <383>

              foundation of the Boone & Crocket Club <384>

1/15/88 - began magnum opus Winning the West <387>  took 7 years to complete

mid 3/88 - rec’d contract from publisher for Winning the West <388> & began researching it

5/1/88 - began actual writing of Winning the West <388>

              was writing, not politicking, all 1888 <389>

late 8-9/88 - hunting trip to Idaho <390>                                                                     

10/5/88 - return to Sagamore Hill & writing work <390>

10/7/88 - whistlestop speaking tour on behalf of Republican candidate Harrison <390>

Xmas 1888 - finished volume I of Winning the West <391>

4/1/89 - finished volume II of Winning the West <391>

4/27/89 - Lodge brought him appointment as Civil Service Commissioner <392> accepted

5/89 - Edith pregnant again <397>

5/13/89 - arrived in Washington DC <397>

5/14/89 - met president & cabinet (his erstwhile opponents) <401>

5/20/89 - trip to NYC; uncovered corruption in Civil Service exams <402>

6/17/89 - trip to Great Lakes <402>

              Winning the Westpublished now; received very favorable reviews <404>

6/18/89 - Indianapolis, attacked President Harrison’s friend in his home town <403>

6/20/89 - Milwaukee, investigating Post Office corruption <403>

early 7/89 - Wanamaker attacked him on his crusading work … <406>

7/10/89 - … but President Harrison backed him up <406>  Case dragged on for a month

7/28/89 - savage press attack <407>

8/5/89 - summoned to White House <408>  he lost, left for west to hunt

early 8/89 - attacked by grizzly bear, almost killed <410>

              fall 1889 was a literary celebrity due to Winning the West <410>

10/10/89 - BIRTH OF 2ND SON,  KERMIT <412>  immediately left Washington for NYC

late 10/89 - working on report to exonerate himself from attackers <412>

end 10/89 - return Washington, rented house <412>

11/14/89 - submitted report to White House <412>

12/4/89 - President Harrison approved his report! <413>

Xmas 1889 - Sagamore Hill with Edith & family <413>

after Xmas 1889 - whole family moved to DC <413>

12/30/89 - delivered paper to American Historical Assn. <413>

1/1/90 - New Years’ reception at White House <413>

              winter 1890 very sociable time in Washington <416-7>

1/27/90 - Congress appoints committee of his enemies to investigate him <418>

2/19/90 - hearings begin

2/28/90 - TR’s case investigated <419>  vilified in press

3/1/90 - continued attacks during hearing <420>

3/7/90 - hearings end, TR exonerated <422>

              around this time began to covet presidency <422>

5/10-11/90 - read Mahan’s book on Sea Power <424> real eye-opener for him rest of life

6/13/90 - finally report issued exonerating TR <425>

early 8/90 - finished writing history of New York <425>

9/1/90 - trip to Yellowstone & Medora w/family <425>

early 10/90 - returned Washington, met w/Harrison <426> who was frigid & rude

January 1991 - brother Elliott drinking self to death; now about to have bastard son <430>

           this really angered TR <431> also lots of attacks in Congress, culminating 2/14/91 <432>

3/24/91 - asked to investigate President Harrison’s supporters in Maryland <433>

3/30/91 - arrived Baltimore <434>  issued report

4/1/91 - severely attacked by his party <435>  President very angry at him

4/4/91 - Harrison sends TR message to dilute his report <435>

4/91 - wrote brilliant report <437> also now rec’d lying letter from brother denying he

was father of bastard; 5/91 - Elliott went wild & angered TR in extreme <438>

summer 1891 - pretty bad time all summer  <443>  all year <445>

6/7/91 - wrote letter to sister to cut Elliott off completely <438>

6/8/91 - letter from sister saying Elliott has d.t.’s <439>  every letter worse news

6/91 - this plus still unreleased Baltimore report depressed him <440>

7/1/91 - bad meeting with President Harrison <441>

7/3/91 - left DC for Sagamore Hill <441> bad news, cousin killed & bastard’s mother blackmail

              by end of July 1991 bastard’s mother paid off which ended threat of scandal <441>

8/4/91 - sent advance copies of Baltimore report to administration <442>

8/17/91 - scandal of brother’s insanity broke in newspapers <442>

8/13/91 - BIRTH OF ETHEL <443>  his 4th child, 2nd daughter

end 8/91 - left for Medora and Rockies <443>

10/10/91 - returned to DC to face fight w/Administration <443>

late 11/91 - severe bronchitis <445>  through 12/91 really beat

1/9/92 - sailed to Europe to confront Elliott <445>

1/21/92 - “good” interview w/Elliott

1/27/92 - sailed back to US <446>

2/7/92 - returned DC <446>  called to investigation in Kentucky

3/8/92 - Civil Service Reform Assoc. meeting suggests he call for a House investigation <447>

3/92 - investigative trip to Kentucky <447>

early 4/92 - hunting at friend’s ranch in Texas <448>

4/19/92 - House votes to investigate TR’s allegations <448>

4/25/92 - Wanamaker’s whitewash testimony contradicts TR <449>

5/2/92 - TR’s rebuttal <449>  permitted to see Wanamaker’s report, enraged him <450-51>

5/25/92 - TR’s attack on Wanamaker <451> completely vindicated TR <452>

6/22/92 - House report condemned Wanamaker <452>  triumph for TR

              (this was main reason Harrison lost to Cleveland in ’92)  <452>

summer 1892 - spent writing <453>

early 8/92 - trip to Dakota

8/25/92 - guest of honor at cowboy meeting <454>

9/92 - toured Indian reservations <454> shocked him, became more sympathetic to Indians

11/8/92 - Cleveland beat Harrison <455>

12/7/92 - Elliott’s wife died of diptheria <456>

5/15/93 - Chicago World’s Fair <460>

              Panic of 1893 hurt TR financially <471>

Late 1893 - published Wilderness Hunter (his best book) <471>

winter-spring 1894 - writing volumes 3 & 4 of Winning the West <471>

4/10/1894 - BIRTH OF SON <472>

1st week 8/94 - offered NYC mayorality <473>

8/13/94 - telegram brother Elliott very ill <474>

8/14/94 - Elliott died <474>  really broke TR up, cried like a child

9/4/94 - left for hunting trip out west <474>  depressed & ill, returned after 2 weeks

              at Edith’s urging decided not to run for mayor (regretted this decision)  <475>

10/94 - returned to work at Civil Service demoralized <475>

12/94 - sick for week w/bronchitis <475>

12/23/94 - new mayor NYC offered him Street Cleaning Commissioner.  Declined <476>

1/95 - partying and socializing <476>

3/7/95 - met Rudyard Kipling, became friends <476>

4/3/95 - decided for NYC Police Commissioner job <478>

4/17/95 - rec’d appointment NYC Police Commissoner <478>

5/6/95 - sworn in <482> met Lincoln Steffens (who, w/Jacob Riis, became adviser) <487>

              immediately began to shake things up in the P.D.  <488,491>

5/18/95 - decided to oust entrenched Chief of Police <491>

5/28/95 - TR won, Police Chief forced out <491> also fired another top cop 5/24/95 <491-2>

6/7/95 - TR & Riis began undercover (night) investigation of police negligence <493>

6/10/95 - TR called for strict enforcement of no drinking on Sunday law <497>

6/14/95 - 2nd night patrol <494>

6/23/95 - 1st Sunday law was enforced <498>

6/30/95 – major crackdown on saloons <500>

7/16/95 – speech defending his action – triumph for TR <503-4>

7/23/95 – another midnight prowl to check on cops <505>

8/5/95 – rec’d letter bomb (lots of antagonism now) <506>

8/7/95 – speech at teetotaler’s meeting <507> they ate it up

8/23/95 – Liquor Seller’s Assn. Seen to support TR – victory <508>

9/25/95 – attended German anti-temperance rally – victory <509>

10-11/95 – his stand would lose NYC votes in Nov. election so Republican party

                            distanced itself from him; after election he was abandoned by everyone

11/5/95 – landside Democratic victory in NYC angered him <513>

1/19/96 – 1st meeting w/Boss Platt <519>  coldbloodedly fired TR <520>

1/20/96 – addressed meeting of ministers to attack Platt from the pulpit <521>

1/23-24/96 – start of groundswell pro-TR, anti-Platt in newspapers <521>

              forced Platt to rescind his order to fire TR <521>

2/28/96 – 1st open break w/fellow commissioner Parker <522>

3/12/96 – further Parker treachery (using Police Chief as his tool) <523>

3/13/96 – 3 frustrated commissioners try to force issue <523>  dined w/Parker <524>

3/24/96 – TR humiliated in the press <525> 

              all March 1896 a  very tense and frustrating time <528>

3/30/96 – attempt by TR to overrule Parker in State Assembly <528>

4/9/96 – TR saw lying document circulated by Parker in State Senate to smear him <528>

              TR’s truculence alienated Senate against him; also another letter bomb <529>

5/5/96 – big blowup <530>  challenged Parker to a duel <531>

6/1/96 – police parade <533>

6/3/96 – showdown w/Parker <534>  shoved gun in his face

6/11/96 – 7/8/96 – Parker trial; Parker won, TR lost <536,538>

              this entire affair disillusioned TR with being Police Commissioner <538>

8/1/96 – attempted to get McKinley to name him Sec’y of Navy <540>

7/28/96 and 8/3/96 – meetings with Mark Hanna <545>

9/96 – hunting trip out west <549>

9/10/96 – returned to NYC <549>

9-10/1896 – campaigned for McKinley <551-2>

10/15/96 – triumphant speech in Chicago <552-3>

11/3/96 – McKinely victory <554>  saved TR

11/10/96 – victory celebration ( but felt revulsion at Hanna) <554>

              expected McKinley appointment not forthcoming <556>

12/9/96 – rec’d letter from McKinley, but not it! <554>

12/16/96 – TR betrayed old patron to better obtain Naval appointment <557>

Xmas 1896 – w/family Sagamore Hill <557>

1-3 /1897 still no news of Naval appointment; Police Commission bogged down <558-9>

3/17/97 – Mayor finally fired Parker, but unable to actually remove him <559>

              McKinley afraid to appoint TR because he is a warmonger <560>

4/6/97 – Finally appointed Ass’t. Sec’y of Navy <560>

4/8/97 – TR’s nomination passed Senate <561>

4/17/97 – last Police Commission meeting <561>

4/19/97 – took office as Assistant Secretary of Navy <565>

              immediately became leader of “Manifest Destiny” warhawks <568>

6/2/97 – great speech at Naval War College <569>  call to arms <570>

              caused a nationwide sensation <571-2>

6/16/97 – annexation of Hawaii – TR overjoyed <578>

6/97 – his boss on vacation, TR had free reign <575-6>

6/18/97 – met w/Senators on Cuban question <575>

6/30/97 – rec’d. Navy Dept.’s new war plan <576-7>

6/28/97 – met George Dewey <577>  also met Leonard Wood about now <577>

early 7/97 – vacationed Oyster Bay for 10 days <578>

7/11/97 – cruised in torpedo boat <579>

mid 797 – toured naval installations <579>

7/23/97 – speech replying to Japanese criticism of Hawaii annexation <579>

              this speech astonished and enrage his boss <579>

8/2 – early 9/97 – TR again took over for vacationing boss <580>

              reveling in power – real power for 1st time in his life <580-1>

9/7/97 – attended gunnery exercise on battleship <583-4>

9/14/97 – meeting w/Mckinley <585> what TR had always wanted, direct access

              positive meeting, McKinley like him & promised army commission if war <586>

9/27/97 – machinations to have Dewey appointed Asian commander <587>

9/28/97 – TR’s boss returned, angry at all of TR’s scheming <587>

9/30/97 – 2 week vacation Sagamore Hill <588>

10/15/97 – return to Washington w/family <588>  immediately began campaign trail

11/19/97 – BIRTH OF 6TH CHILD, QUENTIN <589>

just before Xmas 1897 – new species of elk named for TR <589>

1/11/98 – Edith sick w/typhoid <594>   (riot in Havana) <593>

1/13/98 – TR ready to go to war <594-5>

1/25/98 – (Maine anchored in Havana) <596>

late 1/98 – Edith very ill <596>

2/9/98 – scandalous Spanish letter published in Hearst papers <598>  TR called for war

2/15/98 – 9:40 pm – (Maine explosion)  <598>

late 2/98 – Edith gravely ill, TR called for specialist <601>

2/25/98 – in temporary absence of boss, ordered Pacific Fleet in readiness <602>

2/26/98 – boss discovered what TR did in his absence <603>

              that weekend specialist recommended operating on Edith; TR demurred <604>

3/7/98 – Edith operated on <604>

3/8/98 - $50 million bill authorized Naval crash program (TR’s dream) <605>

3/28/98 – Maine explosion investigation report published <608>

4/11/98 – McKinley sent war message to Congress <611>

              TR began trying to secure a commission <611>

4/19/98 – Congress declared war on Spain <612>  TR resigned Navy Dept.

4/23/98 – TR named Colonel of special regiment <613>

declined in favor of being 2nd in command under Leonard Wood <614>

4/25/98 – TR’s & Wood’s appointments announced <614>

5/1/98 – (Dewey defeated Spanish navy Manila Bay) <615>

5/6/98 – TR rec’d commission <615>

5/12/98 – left for boot camp in Texas <615>

5/15/98 – arrived boot camp <620>

5/29/98 – moved from Texas to Florida <624>

6/2//98 – arrived in Florida <625>  bogged down

6/6/98 – mounted maneuvers; but TR learned wouldn’t be allowed horses <628>

              also not all his troops could go; difficult decision deciding whom to cut  <630>

              complete screw-ups for a week in Tampa bay <630>

6/14/98 – finally sailed for Cuba <631>

6/20/98 – arrived in Cuba <635>

6/22/98 – invasion <635>

6/24/98 – Battle of Las Guasimas <641>

last week 6/98 – camped out on ridge <648>

6/30/98 – rec’d Colonel rank & command on eve of battle for San Juan Hill <650>

7/1/98 – BATTLE OF SAN JUAN HILL – “the great day of my life” <650>

7/17/98 – Capitulation of Santiago <659>

7/20/98 – given command of whole brigade (due to illness of superior officers) <659>

              began receiving letters & telegrams urging him to run for governor <659>

7/31/98 – wrote 8/3 letter urging evacuation due to illness <660>  angered McKinley

8/8/98 – sailed out of Cuba <661>

8/15/98 – arrived US “The most famous man in America” <665>

              precipitously accepted Independent nomination for governor – big mistake <667>

8/20/98 – left army camp for 5-day reunion w/family <668>

8/24/98 – 2nd meeting w/Independent Party leader <670>  tried to back out

8/25/98 – return to army camp (for a week) <670>

9/4/98 – McKinley visit to army camp; heartily greeted TR <671>

9/13/98 – Rough Riders disbanded; poignant moment <673>

9/17/98 – meeting w/Boss Platt on nomination as governor <674> announced candidacy

9/22/98 – final insult to head of Independent Party <676>

9/24/98 – violent argument w/head of Independent Party whom he’d betrayed <676>

                   also, 9/24 newspaper story TR ineligible to run because not NY citizen <677>

                            Boss Platt figured that if TR won, who could prosecute him? <678>

9/25/98 – home, recuperating from exhaustion <678> rec’d word he’d been nominated

<679>

10/4/98 – formally given nomination <679>

10/5/98 – 1st campaign speech <680>  he was ordered to stay home and shut up <681>

10/10/98 – campaign trip Rensselaer – a disaster <682>

10/12/98 – began stumping in earnest <683>

10/21/98 – campaign strategy meeting w/district leaders <684>

11/7/98 – WON GUBERNATORIAL handily <686>

1/1/99 – 1st day as governor, locked out of executive mansion, had to break in <689>

1/2/99 – triumphal march to capital <690>  1st annual message <691>

3/18/99 – 1st open clash w/Platt <695>

3/24/99 – storm of protest by Platt <696>

3/27/99 – capitulation to Platt <696>

4/7/99 – risked Platt’s displeasure by publicly supporting taxation bill <697>

4/12/99 – Senate passed TR’s bill <697> encourage TR further

              April 1899 TR wrangled with Boss Platt all month

4/27/99 – TR made bold stroke to outflank Platt on taxation bill <698> but failed

4/23/99 – last day of session, TR emerged triumphant <699>

5/6/99 – threatening letter from Platt <701>   his reply <702>

5/22/99 – TR’s session of legislature to fix up flawed tax bill <702>

5/27/99 – TR’s final victory on tax bill <702>

              speaking engagements end May-mid June 1899, when vacationed Oyster Bay

6/25/99 – 1st Rough Rider reunion in New Mexico <703>

6/29/99 – return NY <704>  announced not a presidential candidate (so as not to alienate

McKinley)

7/1/99 – wrote letter fishing for V.P. nomination in 1900 <705>

              tired; spent July 1999 relaxing & writing; finished book 8/2/99 <706>

7/8/99 – quick trip to DC to meet w/McKinley <706> who offered Sec’y of Army <707>

9/99 – hit county fair circuit <708>

9/30/99 – led big hero’s march in NYC w/McKinley, Dewey, etc. <708>

11/21/99 – V.P. Hobart died; clear road now open for TR to be nominated V.P. <709>

mid 12/99 – clash w/Platt <713>

1/11/1900 – rec’d unexpected ammunition in war w/Platt <714>

1/13/00 – “ammunition” report finished <715>

1/20/00 – TR confronted Platt face-to-face <715>

1/23/00 – another confrontation w/Platt; TR won <716>

1/31/00 – NY Senate confirmed TR’s victory <717> here on V.P. nomination assured

2/1/00 – newspaper report that TR approached for V.P. nomination <717>

2/3/00 – learned that interests in NY he had hurt were behind his V.P. nomination <717>

2/10/00 – meeting w/Platt who wanted to kick him upstairs <719>

4/17/00 – named delegate-at-large to later Republican national convention <719>

              March – May 1900 considering the matter (of 2 minds) <720-21>

5/11/00 – McKinley gave dinner in TR’s honor <721>

6/15/00 – Republican convention in Philadelphia <722>  campaigned for V.P.

6/16/00 – groundswell for TR nomination as V.P. <723>

6/19/00 – convention opened <726>

6/20/00 – nominated <729>

7–10/00 – campaigning <729>

11/6/00 – election, big victory <732>

11-12/00 – Albany & Oyster Bay <732>

12/31/00 – last day as governor

1/7/01 – hunting trip to Colorado (his 1st in years) <734>

2/23/01 – return to Oyster Bay after trip <734>

3/4/01 – inaugurated V.P.

3/8/01 – Senate adjourned (his last day of service as V.P.) <736>

              spent spring 1901 w/family at Oyster Bay <737>

5/01 – trip w/Edith to Pan American exposition Buffalo <737>

7/01 – trip to Colorado

8/01 – trip to Minnesota <737>

9/4/01 – Vermont speaking engagement

9/6/01 – news that McKinley shot <738>

9/10/01 – McKinley out of danger; TR joined family in Adirondacks <739>

9/12/01 – climbed Mt. Marcy <739>

9/13/01 – NEWS OF McKINLEY’S DEATH <741> returned immediately

9/14/01 – 3:30 pm – SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT <15>

9/16/01 – dinner w/Mark Hanna <38> told not to think about a 2nd term

9/20/01 – 1st day on job at White House <43>

9/23/01 – dinner in White House w/sister <46> rose blessing from father

9/29/01 – Booker T. Washington 1st visit <47>

10/7/01 – TR appointed BTW 1st recommended judge appointment <50>

              did this without consulting Hanna<50>

10/16/01 – BTW 2nd visit <52>  brouhaha <54-6>

              TR rather disappointed about this reaction <58>

11/12/01 – finished drafting 1st message to Congress <61>

11/13/01 – Northern Securities Trust announced <62>

11/18/01 – treaty for US to build canal <67>

11/22/01 – finished writing speech, went for sail <68>

12/3/01 – delivered address to Congress <70>, big success <77>

late 12/01 – manipulating patronage to augment his power at Hanna’s expense <78>

12/17/01 – chastised Commanding General Miles <79>

early 1/02 – machinations for Nicaragua canal <83>

1/9/02 – House of Reps approved Nicaragua canal bill <83>

late 1/02 – machinations for Panama canal <84>

1/24/02 – Gridiron club dinner <86>

2/5/02 – Attny Genl Knox suggests prosecuting Northern Securities <89>

2/20/02 – Antitrust suit against Northern Securities <89>

2/22/02 – meeting w/J.P. Morgan <91>

3/10/02 – formal complaint Northern Securities <92>

3/17/02 – Philippine atrocity scandal <97>  a defeat for TR

4/11/02 – Gardener report on Philippines published <99>

4/15/02 – emergency meeting on Philippine situation <100>

4/22/02 – yacht party <103>

              Edith pregnant (miscarried late 6/02) <103>

5/20/02 – Cuban independence <105>

6/4/02 – Panama Canal bill introduced <111>

6/13/02 – sent Congress special message on Cuba <114>

6/17/02 – National Reclamation Act <115> triumph for TR

6/19/02 –Panama Canal bill passed giving power to TR <116>  triumph for TR

6/21/02 – his measure on Cuba failed <116>

6/24/02 – rec’d honorary degree from Harvard <116> pro-imperialist Philippines speech

              Edith miscarried around this time <116>

7/5/02 – left DC to spend summer at Oyster Bay <120>

7/14/02 – rec’d verdict exonerating Philippine atrocities <127>

              Philippine problem main concern now <129>

7/15/02 – 1st inspection of presidential yacht <127-8>

7/25/02 – 1st interview w/Oliver Wendell Holmes (to appoint to Supreme Court) <130>

              summer 1902 – building crisis in coal

7/29/02 – riots in coal fields <134>

8/21/02 – provocative mine owners’ letter published, angered everyone <137>

8/23/02 – hard anti-trust speech <137>

              end 8/02 stumping New England on behalf of Republican candidates <139>

9/3/02 – ACCIDENT  his beloved bodyguard killed; start of his knee pain <141-2>

9/18/02 – “Iowa” idea – free trade vs. protectionism <148>

              embarked Midwestern tour to tout status quo on tariff <145>

9/21/02 – arrived Detroit, in great pain from leg <147>

              next days great pain, operated on <149>, appointed Root successor (thought he

might die) <148>

9/24/02 – return to DC

9/28/02 – his surgeon decided 2nd operation necessary <150>

              cold snap that weekend sent coal prices soaring <150>

9/30/02 – drafted letter to coal mine operators <151-2>

10/3/02 – meeting w/mine operators & union <155> loggerheads

              first major decision of his presidency <162> (was in wheel chair all this time)

10/11/02 – invited Grover Cleveland to head coal strike inquiry commission <164>

10/13/02 – Root & J.P. Morgan offer compromise <166>  TR now on crutches

10/14/02 – Corsair agreement (breakthrough in stalemate) announced <167>

10/15/02 – Discussion of Corsair agreement w/union pres. – modifications <167>

              “Tweedledum & Tweedledee “ breakthrough <168-9> a great triumph

              fall 1902 his prestige very high, made ’04 election seem a certainty <170>

                            also his leg was better <171>

early 11/02 – hunting trip to Mississippi to shoot bear <171-2>  bad luck 11/14 <173>

              bear incident – that winter saw invention of “Teddy” bear <174>

12/02 – moved into refurbished White House – work on 2nd presidential message <178>

              Venezuelan crisis w/Germany <177-180> sent navy to Caribbean <180>

11/25/02 – Britain & Germany threaten move against Venezuela <182,185>

12/8/02 – message to Kaiser to back off <186>      threatened <187>

12/9/02 – Venezuelan situation at crisis <187>

12/14/02 – German ambassador says Germany will ignore TR’s ultimatum <189>

12/17/02 – Germany bows to TR’s pressure <191>

12/19/02 – formal invitation from England & Germany for TR to arbitrate <191>

1/5/03 – last session of Congress – TR pushed his program hard <195>

1/8/03 – diplomatic reception <196>

              early 1/03 – Negro issues <199>

1/22/03 – meeting w/Senators on deadlocked Panama Canal Treaty <202>

1/31/03 – meeting w/German ambassador Sternburg (his friend) <204>

2/7/03 – meeting w/French ambassador <207>   also TR shrewdly manipulated anti-

Rockefeller anti-trust publicity to get his own bill through

early 2/03 – working to get his bills passed <207>

2/14/03 – Signed Commerce & Labor Act <207> also Venezuelan breakthrough

              early 3/03 – special session of Congress to get Naval appropriation <211>

3/3/03 – but southern senator who disliked TR blocked the Naval build-up vote <211>

4/1/03 – left DC (difficulties w/Congress & lung sickness) for major trip out west <214>

4/2/03 – Chicago speech “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” <215>

4/7/03 – North Dakota, happy, met up w/ old buddies <217-8> nostalgia

4/8/03 – Yellowstone  (spent 2 weeks there, through 4/24/03) <218-221>

4/8/03 – also Court upheld TR’s Northern Securities Anti-trust case <219>

              his 4th political victory in less than 4 weeks <219>

4/24/03 – whistle-stop trip out west <222> speaking urging conservation

5/7/03 – California (1st visit) <226>

5/8/03 – Los Angeles flower festival <226>

5/12/03 – San Francisco speech on expansionism <228>

5/14/03 – Yosemite visit through 5/17 <231>  loved it

5/23/03 – Seattle – getting burned out by journey <231>

5/24/03 – Mark Hanna telegram – 1904 nomination challenge <232>

              TR’s reply forced Hanna to showdown; TR triumphed <233>

5/27/03 – Butte Montana “square deal” for Negroes speech <233>

6/5/03 – return DC <236> got to work on Panama Canal issue

6/8/03 – apparent decision to take drastic action against Colombia if rejected <240>

6/13/03 – decision to support Panama independence if Colombia rejects <241-2>

              this was a threat to Colombia; even the date of Panama revolution known <243>

6/15/03 – meeting w/Jewish leaders over Russian pogrom <244>

6/23/03 – news of Delaware lynching depressed him <250>

6/27/03 – arrived at Oyster Bay for summer <251>

7/5/03 – statement condemning Russia for pogroms etc. <253>

7/703 – Sec’y State Hay visit; was going to resign but didn’t <254>

7/12/03 – news that Columbians angered by American threat <255>

7/14/03 – Jewish petition to Russia <255>

7/22/03 – warned of impending financial panic <260>

7/23/03 – Wall Street collapse <201>

8/9/03 – public statement against racism <261>

8/12/03 – Columbia puts unacceptable riders on treaty <263>

8/17/03 – proudly reviewed fleet <214,406> also news of Columbia’s final rejection

9/1/03 – ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT <266> shook him, didn’t realize labor against him

9/7/03 – utopian speech at Syracuse

9/26/03 – return DC, Root wanted to resign <269>

9/29/03 – return to work <270> AFL leaders (Gompers) <271>

              meeting w/AFL leaders made open shop official gov’t. policy <272>

10/10/03 – met Bunau-Varilla 1st time, saw he could help w/canal <275>

late 10/03 – machinations to support Panama revolution <279>

10/23/03 – sick w/malaria <279>

11/3/03 – Panama revolution <289>

11/6/03 – cabinet meeting on Panama <293>

12/4/03 – meeting w/Mark Hanna <300> saw he wouldn’t be an opponent

12/7/03 – presidential message to Congress (on canal) <301>

12/9/03 – leaked news of attempted subornation by businessman <303>

              these machinations w/view to 1904 election went on for 2 months <304>

12/11/03 – met w/Republican National Committee <304>

12/13/03 – they endorsed him for 1904 <304>

mid 12/03 – lots of successes and money, inheritance (began to be rich) <305-6>   

1/7/04 – diplomatic reception <307>

1/27/04 – met W.H.Taft returned from Philippines to succeed Root as Sec’y War <308>

2/1/04 – Taft sworn in as Sec’y War <309>

2/4/04 – Hanna diagnosed w/typhoid, TR visited his wife <310>

2/8/04 – Russo-Japanese War began <311>

2/11/04 – TR announced neutrality in Russo-Japanese War <311>

2/15/04 – Mark Hanna died <311>

2/23/04 – Senate ratified Panama Canal treaty <312>

3/14/04 – Supreme decided Northern Securities case <313-6>

              triumph for TR but O.W.Holmes’ dissent made enemy of TR

5/19/04 – Moroccan kidnapping of Americans <324-5> TR sent warships

5/28/04 – TR read Moroccan kidnappers’ demands <328>

6/8/04 – US Navy presence forced Sultan to accede to kidnappers <329>

6/15/04 – kidnappers made more and more demands <330>

6/20/04 – Republican convention opened in Chicago <331>

              Republican convention – TR shoo-in, orchestrated every detail <328>

6/21/04 – Moroccan crisis came to head <334>

6/23/04 – TR nominated by acclamation <336>

6/24/04 – ransom paid, Moroccan crisis ended <337>

7/27/04 – formal notification of TR’s nomination <343>

7/28/04 – return to Washington for emergency meeting <347>

8/8/04 – growing crisis with Turkey <349>

8/11/04 – NY Sun endorses TR <351>

9/22/04 – TR returned to DC from vacation <355>

mid 10/04 – sag in TR’s campaign <357-8> “October scare” <359>

10/20/04 – meeting w/Harriman to overcome October scare

10/24/04 – mild flap over TR’s accepting improper campaign contribution <360-1>

11/8/04 – ELECTION LANDSLIDE <363-4>    declared wouldn’t run in 1908 <364>

11/26/04 – visit to St. Louis world’s fair <367>

1/1/05 – Russians surrender Port Arthur to Japanese <368>

              began losing sight in left eye due to boxing injury <376>

3/4/05 – 2nd Inauguration <375>

3/10/05 – offered to mediate between Russia & Japan <378>

3/17/05 – Eleanor & Franklin wedding, TR gave away bride <378>

              due to Hay illness, TR became own Sec’y of State <378>

late 3/05 – Kaiser Wilhelm ploy in Morocco embarrassed TR <379>

              grew closer & more dependent on Taft <380>

mid 4/05 – hunting trip out west <380>

4/18/05 – Japanese agree to let TR mediate <380>

late 4/05 – hunting bears in Rockies, began to feel ill <382>

4/25/05 – Japanese agreed to TR’s terms to negotiate <382> that night TR delirious with

malaria <383>

5/8/05 – return from hunting trip <383>

5/27/05 – Japan destroyed Russian fleet at TsuShima <387>

5/31/05 – urgent message from Japan for TR to negotiate (Tsar was stalling) <389>

6/7/05 – Tsar agreed to negotiate <391>

6/10/05 – 1st retreat with wife at Pine Knot, little place they bought <392>

6/12/05 – return to DC <392>

6/05 – happily negotiating Russo/Japanese war settlement <394>

7/1/05 – death of John Hay; left for summer at Oyster Bay <395>

              California state vote against Japanese embarrasses TR <397>

7/25/05 – Taft & Alice Roosevelt arrived in Japan <399>

7/27/05 – Taft secured Japanese peace objectives <399>

8/5/05 – meeting of Russian & Japanese delegations at Oyster Bay <403ff>

8/18/05 – deadlock in negotiations, TR stepped in <411>

8/25/05 – TR submerged in submarine <413>

8/28/05 – negotiations at utter impasse <413>

8/29/05 – Japanese capitulate, breakthrough <414>

9/5/05 – Portsmouth Peace Treaty signed <414>  TR highly praised <415>

9/30/05 – return to DC after summer at Oyster Bay <419>

9-10/05 – articles & books published <419>

10/19/05 – trip to southern US <424>  a triumph

10 or 11/05 – Alice engaged to Nick Longworth <425>

early 12/05 – wrote message to Congress <417>

winter 05-06 – pushing for formation of Interstate Commerce Commission <423>

12/5/05 – message to Congress, railroad rate control, ICC etc.

1/16/06 – Morocco conference convened <432>

1/27/06 – Tr’s railroad rate legislation submitted to House <433>

2/8/06 – House voted overwhelmingly for railroad bill <433>

2/17/06 – Alice Roosevelt marriage <437>

2/21/06 – Pure food bill passed Senate overwhelmingly <438>

2/28/06 – Senate opponents manipulations threatened railroad bill <438>

3/17/06 – address to Gridiron Club (anti-muckrakers) <439>

              TR invented the word “muckraker” <440>

3/06 – Morocco conference at stalemate; both sides wanted TR to intervene <440>

3/19/06 – Kaiser seemingly adopted TR’s proposal <442>

              all March ’06 Senate conservatives stalemated railroad bill <442>

3/31/06 – Progressive Midwestern Senators came to TR;s rescue <442-3>

4/14/06 – Muckraker speech redux at public forum <443> proposed progressive income

tax

5/4/06 – revised (to help TR) railroad bill introduced in Senate <445>

              TR did a big switch, jettisoned democratic allies <445>

5/6/06 – rec’d H G Wells <445>

5/18/06 – railroad bill finally passed Senate <447>

              shortly afterward Pure Food & Meat Packing bills passed <447>

6/8/06 – signed Antiquities Act (national monuments) <449>

              all June ’06 lots of major TR legislation passed <448>

6/30/06 – Pure Food & Drug Act <448>

7/1/06 – went to Oyster Bay for summer <449>

8/16/06 –news of Negro soldiers’ outrage in Texas <453> ; uprising in Cuba <456>

8/29/06 – decisive evidence that Negro soldiers were culpable <455>

9/3/06 – review of fleet <455>

9/8/06 – Cuban govt. asked for US intervention in revolt <456>

              summer ’06 – simplified spelling fiasco <460>

9/28/06 – Foraker telegram on Cuba angered TR <459>

9/29/06 – Cuban govt. resigned – US had to intervene <461>

10/1/06 – returned to DC from summer vacation <462> - cashiered Negro soldiers

involved in outrage <463>

10/12/06 – meeting w/friend Arthur Lee <463>

end 10/06 – Taft returned to DC <464>

10/24/06 – report on Negro outrage – the Negroes all remained silent <465>

10/30/06 – meeting w/Booker T. Washington over race problems <465>

11/3/06 – B.T. Washington wrote TR supplicating clemency (to no avail) <465>

11/05/06 – order punishing Negro soldiers <467>

              this angered American Negroes greatly <467> “Brownsville” incident – TR wrongly punished Negro soldiers – “major mistake of his presidency” <535>

mid 11/06 – trip to Panama to inspect canal digging <468>

11/21/06 – in Puerto Rico, rec’d Taft telegram saying much agitation caused by

punishment of Negro soldiers <471> - press brouhaha saying Negro soldiers were

punished unfairly <471>

12/4/06 – message to Congress condemning lynching <472> - however Senate

investigation into Negro soldiers’ case blew up also

1st week 12/06 – notified he’d been awarded Nobel Prize <473>

12/8/06 – Gridiron Dinner, pressed for 3rd term <473>

12/19/06 – message to Senate upholding his decision to punish Negro soldiers <474>

              Senate (Senator Foraker) not impressed <474>

              late winter ’07 son Archie very sick, almost died <489>

1/14/07 – special message to Congress defending his actions vis a vis soldiers <477>

              however his congressional enemies pressed for investigation <477>

1/18/07 – consented to review International Harvester trust status <478>

1/26/07 – Gridiron Club dinner <478> - attacked Senate enemy publicly <479-80>

              enemy rebuttal; a bad night for all concerned and caused big scandal <480>

2/4/07 – Senate investigation of Brownsville began <482>

2/13/07 – problem of California segregation of Japanese students <482-4>

              war scare w/Japan; naval appropriations increased <485>

2/18/07 – relief & release of tension with Japan problem <485>

2/25/07 – TR rec’d bill limiting his power to set aside land for parks <486>

3/2/07 – TR adroitly saved huge forest reserves from Congress <487>

3/14/07 – stock market crash <488>

5/18/07 – on vacation, saw rare birds <491>

6/27/07 – meeting w/cabinet over California persecution of Japanese <492-4>

              preparing for war w/Japan <443> decided to send fleet to Orient as

demonstration <494>

early 8/07 – Standard Oil anti-rebate case – stock market slump again <495>

8/10/07 – TR criticized for having caused slump because targeted big business <495>

10/1/07 – Paddle wheel trip down Mississippi and bear hunt <496>

10/4/07 – announced coming environmental conference <496>

mid 10/07 – more stock market jitters <497>

10/18/07 – stock market crash <498> worse than March or August

              financial / liquidity crisis tarnished TR’s reputation with wealthy <504>

10/23/07 – TR returned DC in huge financial crisis <498>

10/24/07 – crisis peaked and passed <499>

11/4/07 – TR approved trust deal to save economy <499>

11/11/07 – call for national conservation conference <499-500>

12/4/07 – message to Congress <501-506>

inheritance & income tax, national incorporation of interstate business, govt.  control of railroad rates, 8 hour day, more battleships

12/11/07 – announced once more wouldn’t run in 1908 <502>

12/16/07 – great fleet began sail around world <502>

1/6/08 – Supreme Court struck down a Roosevelt reform <505>

1/31/08 – special radical message to Congress to upstage political opponents <506-7>

2/29/08 – gentleman’s agreement w/Japan to limit emigration (fleet threat) <510>

3/10/08 – Senate committee vindicates TR in Bownsville (Negro outrage) incident <511>

5/14/08 – conference on conservation of natural resources <514>

              led to TR creating National Conservation Commission <519>

              about now got idea of African safari

6/16/08 – Republican convention opened (Taft a shoo-in) <525>

6/20/08 – left for Oyster Bay for summer <528>

7/24/08 – meeting w/Taft <529>

              disaffection w/Taft setting in <534-5>

9/23/08 – return to DC from summer vacation <536>

10/18/08 – meeting w/Taft <537>

11/3/08 – Taft elected (vindication of TR) <539>

11/7/08 – joined staff of Outlook magazine <541>

12/8/08 – message to Congress <541>  pretty dictatorial <542>

12/12/08 – Gridiron Club dinner satirizing TR <543>

12/17/08 – Cabinet dinner <544>

1/4/09 – message to Congress <546>  a debacle <547>

1/22/09 – Congressional approval of 2 more battleships <548>

2/22/09 – Great White Fleet returned from around-the-world cruise <549>

              “apotheosis of Roosevelt” <TR - 642>

3/4/09 – Taft inauguration <550>

3/09 – left office and immediately left on African safari <642>

3/09-3/10 – one-year safari in Africa <654> published in series of articles

              after safari traveled through Egypt, Europe, met Kaiser Wilhelm <661>

6/16/10 – returned to US <669>  “a changed man” <670>

summer 1910 – trip out west, made speeches outlining “New Nationalism” <676>

late 9/10 – NY state Republican convention <679> won inter-party fight for control

1/11 – learned he would become a grandfather <682>

1-2/11 – invited by LaFollette to join new “Progressive Republican League” <683> but

declined

1-4/11 – series of articles on Progressive Nationalism <684>

3-4/11 – trip to California (to visit new grandson in CA) <685>

9/30/11 – wife Edith riding accident <693>  two months’ recuperation <694>

              this coincided with his decision to run in 1912 <694>

11/11 – Ohio Republicans (Taft state) endorse Roosevelt for 1912 nomination <697>

2nd week 2/12 – governor’s letter urging him to run <702>

2/12 - announced candidacy at Ohio state convention <703-4>

6/12 – Republican national convention Chicago <716>

“We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord” <716>

1st week 8/12 – Progressive Party Convention nominated TR <718>

late 8/12 – began barnstorming campaign across US <720>

10/14/12 – SHOT <720>

11/5/12 – lost election to Wilson (but beat Taft) <724>

2/13 – magazine serialization of his autobiography (writing memoirs) <730>

4/13 – daughter Ethel’s wedding <729>

7/5/13 – trip out west <738>

end 12/13 – made president Am. Historical Assoc., gave address Boston <731>

2/27/14 – great adventure in Amazon <740ff>

              ran out of supplies, sickly,  jungle fever <742>, lost sight in eye <754>, bad shape

4/14 – arrived at trapper’s home, finally knew they would be okay <743>

5/14 – return NYC <743>

8/14 – World War I broke out

11/14 – Progressive Party defeated everywhere but CA – major setback <747>

              end of the Party – TR considered leaving politics for good

spring 1915 – libel suit <759>  improved his popular image <760>

1916 – moving towards 1916 election, attacked Wilson’s war policies <760ff>;

advocated preparedness; paranoiac hatred of Wilson <765-6>

6/16 – Republican national convention Chicago nominated Hughes <768>

summer 1916 – grudgingly campaigned for Hughes <774>

4/6/17 – US declared war

4/10/17 – TR met w/Wilson <780>

              a good visit; TR asked to lead a division <781> nothing came of it <782>

6/17 – meeting w/Kansas City Star editor – gave him job of editorial writer <787>

2/18 – entered hospital for surgery <794>

7/16/18 – news of son Quentin’s death <797>  still hoped maybe only captured

7/18/18 – addressed Republican state convention <799>

7/20/18 – confirmation of Quentin’s death <800>  distraught, never got over it <802-3>

summer-fall 1918 – against Wilson’s 18 point peace program <805>

11/5/18 – elections returned Republican congress <807>

fall 1918 – after elections got sicker and sicker <810>

11/11/18 – returned to hospital until 12/24/18 <810>

1/5/19 – felt ill again <811>

1/6/19 – 4:15 am – died of coronary embolism <811>

1/18/19 – buried <815>

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