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  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 1959

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Eisenhower was aboard the maiden flight of Air Force One

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 1959

    On August 26, 1959, Eisenhower was aboard the maiden flight of Air Force One, which replaced the Columbine as the presidential aircraft.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 29, 1959

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Complained of dizziness and had to have his blood pressure checked

    England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 29, 1959

    Eisenhower's health issues forced him to give up smoking and make some changes to his dietary habits, but he still indulged in alcohol. During a visit to England, he complained of dizziness and had to have his blood pressure checked on August 29, 1959; however, before dinner at Chequers on the next day his doctor General Howard Snyder recalled Eisenhower "drank several gin-and-tonics and one or two gins on the rocks ... three or four wines with the dinner".




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