This Day in History

Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri. Rising from a modest upbringing to the highest office in the land, Truman’s presidency is noted for its critical decisions during tumultuous times, including the ending of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. His leadership during these defining moments, including his controversial decision to use atomic weapons, has left a complex legacy that continues to provoke debate and discussion.