March 28, 1969


This almanac page for Friday, March 28, 1969, pulls together various records created by the federal government and links to additional resources which can provide context about the events of the day.

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Schedule and Public Documents

  • The Daily Diary files represent a consolidated record of the President's activities. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    The President's day began at The White House - Washington, D. C.

  • The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents made available transcripts of the President's news conferences; messages to Congress; public speeches, remarks, and statements; and other Presidential materials released by the White House.

    Appointments and Nominations

    • Department of the Treasury (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 484, March 28, 1969)
      Announcement of Intention To Appoint Dorothy A. Elston as Treasurer of the United States and Mary Brooks as Director of the Bureau of the Mint.

    Congress, Communications to

    • Dwight David Eisenhower (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 486, March 28, 1969)
      The President's Message to Congress Informing Them of the Death of the 34th President of the United States.

    Executive Orders


    Statements by the President

    • Dwight David Eisenhower (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 485, March 28, 1969)
      Statement by the President Announcing the Death of General Eisenhower.

    Acts Approved by the President

    • H.R. 8438 -- Public Law 91-6
      An Act to extend the time for filing final reports under the Correctional Rehabilitation Study Act of 1965 until July 31, 1969.

    Checklist of White House Press Releases

    The releases listed below, made public by the Office of the White House Press Secretary during the period covered by this issue, are not included in the issue.

    • Press conference of David M. Kennedy, Secretary of the Treasury; Dorothy A. Elston, Treasurer of the United States; Mary Brooks, Director of the Bureau of the Mint; and Ronald L. Ziegler, Press Secretary to the President.

    Nominations Submitted to the Senate

    Does not include promotions of members of the Uniformed Services, nominations to the Service Academies, or nominations of Foreign Service Officers.

    • DOROTHY A. ELSTON, of Delaware, to be Treasurer of the United States.
    • MARY BROOKS, of Idaho, to be Director of the Mint for a term of 5 years.
    • Lr. GEN. MARSHALL SYLVESTER CARTER, 018359, Army of the United States (major general, United States Army), to be placed on the retired list in the grade of lieutenant general under the provisions of title 10, United States Code, section 3962.
    • Having designated REAR ADM. ARTHUR R. GRALLA, U.S. Navy, for commands and other duties determined by the President to be within the contemplation of Title 10, United States Code, Section 5231, I nominate him for appointment to the grade of vice admiral while so serving.
    • VICE ADM. RAY C. NEEDHAM for appointment to the grade of vice admiral on the retired list in accordance with the provisions of Title 10, United States Code, Section 5233.
    • RALPH R. BARTILSMEYER, of Illinois, to be Director of Public Roads.
  • Each Public Papers of the Presidents volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary during the time period specified by the volume. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the text note.

    To ensure accuracy, remarks have been checked against audio recordings (when available) and signed documents have been checked against the original, unless otherwise noted. Editors have provided text notes and cross references for purposes of identification or clarity.

  • The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents.

Archival Holdings

  • The H. R. Haldeman Diaries consists of seven handwritten diaries, 36 dictated diaries recorded as sound recordings, and two handwritten audio cassette tape subject logs. The diaries and logs reflect H. R. Haldeman’s candid personal record and reflections on events, issues, and people encountered during his service in the Nixon White House. As administrative assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, Haldeman attended and participated in public events and private meetings covering the entire scope of issues in which the Nixon White House engaged in during the years 1969-1973. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

  • The National Archives Catalog is the online portal to the records held at the National Archives, and information about those records. It is the main way of describing our holdings and also provides access to electronic records and digitized versions of our holdings. 

    The Catalog searches across multiple National Archives resources at once, including archival descriptions, digitized and electronic records, authority records, and web pages from and the Presidential Libraries. The Catalog also allows users to contribute to digitized historical records through tagging and transcription.

National Security Documents

  • The President's Daily Brief is the primary vehicle for summarizing the day-to-day sensitive intelligence and analysis, as well as late-breaking reports, for the White House on current and future national security issues. Read "The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford" to learn more.

  • The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Visit the State Department website for more information.

    Vol. IV, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972

    East-West Trade, 1969-1972

    Vol. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    • 49. Minutes of National Security Council Meeting , Washington, March 28, 1969

      Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box TS 82, NSC Meetings, Jan–Mar 1969. Top Secret; Sensitive. These minutes were based on notes taken by Haig that were typed by a White House secretary; Haig made corrections by hand to the typed transcript.

    Vol. E-2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1969-1972

    Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; Implementation of Safeguard System

    Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee; Seabed Arms Control Treaty

  • The Kissinger telephone conversation transcripts consist of approximately 20,000 pages of transcripts of Kissinger’s telephone conversations during his tenure as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1974) and Secretary of State (1973-1974) during the administration of President Richard Nixon. Visit the finding aid for more information.

    Digitized versions of many of these transcripts can be found on the Yale University Library website.

Audiovisual Holdings

  • The White House Photo Office collection consists of photographic coverage of President Richard Nixon meeting with prominent social, political, and cultural personalities; speaking engagements and news conferences of the President and various high-ranking members of the White House staff and Cabinet; Presidential domestic and foreign travel, including Presidential vacations; social events and entertainment involving the First Family, including entertainers present; official portraits of the President, First Family, and high-ranking members of the Nixon administration; the 1969 and 1973 Inaugurals; the President’s 1972 Presidential election campaign appearances (including speeches) and other official activities of the White House staff and the President’s Cabinet from January 20, 1969 until August 9, 1974 at the White House and the Old Executive Office Building; other locations in Washington, DC, such as The Mall; and the Presidential retreats in Camp David, Maryland, Key Biscayne, Florida, and San Clemente, California. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    Roll WHPO-0626 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0626-, President Nixon, Pat Nixon, and Tricia Nixon at Walter Reed Army Hospital after the death of former President Dwight Eisenhower. 3/28/1969, Washington, D.C. Walter Reed Army Hospital. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, unidentified aides.

    Roll WHPO-0627 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0627-, White House and White House grounds. 3/28/1969, Washington, D.C. White House Grounds. none.
  • The White House Communications Agency Sound Recordings Collection contains public statements that took place between 1969 and 1974. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    G - Cabinet Officer Briefings

    • WHCA-SR-G-010
      Press conference by Secretary of the Treasury David Kennedy with additional speakers Ronald Ziegler, Dorothy Elston and Marion Brooks. (3/28/1969, Roosevelt Room, The White House)

      Runtime: 20:00

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; No WHCA engineer initials listed

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.

    H - White House Staff Member Recordings

    • WHCA-SR-H-016
      A meeting with Daniel Patrick Moynihan, economic advisor to the president. (3/28/1969, Room 446 Executive Office Building)

      Runtime: 1:50:00

      Keywords: meetings

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by RHD (initials of WHCA engineer)

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
  • The White House Communications Agency Videotape Collection contains “off-the-air” recordings of televised programs produced between 1968 and 1974. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    • WHCA-3276
      Announcement of Eisenhower's Death AND Special on Gen. [Dwight D.] Eisenhower.
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3277
      Special on General [Dwight D.] Eisenhower.
      ABC, Metromedia, ABC
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3278
      Specials on General Eisenhower.
      Runtime: 00:45:17
    • WHCA-3279
      Special on General Eisenhower.
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3280
      Special on General Eisenhower, Part One.
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3281
      Special on General Eisenhower, Part Two.
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3282
      Special on General Eisenhower, Part Three.
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3283
      Special on General Eisenhower, Part Four.
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3284
      Special on General Eisenhower.
      Runtime: 1:00

Context (External Sources)