Today in History: President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Birthday

Today in History: President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Birthday


On Oct. 14, 1890, the 34th President Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas.

Before being elected president, Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas as the third of seven sons. He excelled in baseball in high school, and received an appointment to West Point. He graduated the academy in 1915 and married Mamie Doud.

Eisenhower graduated from West Point in 1915 and met his wife, Mamie, at Fort Sam Houston. They were married in 1916.

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Eisenhower continued in his Army career, serving under General Douglas MacArthur for seven years in the Philippines. Eisenhower headed Operation Torch, the successful invasion of North Africa during World War II. He was promoted as a full general in 1943, and became the Supreme Commander of allied troops

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