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Truman Day
Truman Day
is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. It is celebrated May 8 in Missouri
as a state holiday, according to Missouri
Revised Statutes Section 9-035 Public Holidays[1] and nationally by the United States Democratic Party.[2] Since Truman was the only president to come from Missouri, this day is special for this state.[3][4] However, after the financial crisis of 2008-2010, there were unsuccessful moves by the state government to abolish the holiday.[5] For Missouri
state employees, this is a paid holiday.[6]


1 Origins 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Origins[edit] Main article: Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States
United States
(1945–1953), an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as a United States
United States
Senator from Missouri
(1935-1945) and briefly as Vice President (1945) before he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945 upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was president during the final months of World War II, making the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truman was elected in his own right in 1948. He presided over an uncertain domestic scene as America sought its path after the war, and tensions with the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
increased, marking the start of the Cold War. See also[edit]

Public holidays in Missouri


^ "Section 9-035 May 8, Truman Day". Moga.mo.gov. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2010-05-13.  ^ "Holidays: Truman Day
Truman Day
in United States". Timeanddate.com. Retrieved 2010-05-13.  ^ Levitt, Aimee (2010-05-04). "Will the Buck Stop Here For Truman Day? - St. Louis News - Daily RFT". Blogs.riverfronttimes.com. Retrieved 2010-05-13.  ^ "Headlines: Truman Day, May 7". Fired Up! Missouri. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-13.  ^ Volkmann, Kelsey (2010-05-03). " Truman Day
Truman Day
stays as Missouri
state holiday this year - St. Louis Business Journal:". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2010-05-13.  ^ Messenger, Tony. "State employees still get Truman Day
Truman Day
off — this year at least Political Fix STLtoday". Interact.stltoday.com. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 

External links[edit]


State employees still get Truman Day
Truman Day
off — this year at least ... Section 9-035 May 8, Truman Day. Holidays: Truman Day
Truman Day
in the United States

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Harry S. Truman

33rd President of the United States
United States
(1945–1953) 34th Vice President of the United States
United States
(1945) U.S. Senator from Missouri


1945 inauguration 1949 inauguration Potsdam Conference

Agreement on Europe Declaration to Japan

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Fair Deal Mental Health Act

National Institute of Mental Health

National School Lunch Act Employment Act of 1946

Council of Economic Advisers

Truman Doctrine Marshall Plan Loyalty Order National Security Act of 1947

Joint Chiefs of Staff National Security Council Department of the Air Force Central Intelligence Agency

Key West Agreement Joint Long Range Proving Grounds Revolt of the Admirals Committee on Civil Rights Integration of the Armed Forces Housing Act of 1949 North Atlantic Treaty


Assassination attempt Korean War

U.N. Security Council Resolutions 82, 83 Relief of General MacArthur

Office of Defense Mobilization

Science Advisory Committee

1952 steel strike Puerto Rican constitutional referendum, 1952 National Security Agency State of the Union Address (1946 1950 1952) Judicial appointments

Supreme Court

Cabinet Truman Balcony "The buck stops here"


Early life and career Presidential Library, Museum, and gravesite Missouri
Office and Courtroom Truman Committee Democratic vice presidential nomination of 1944




Birthplace Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
Farm Home Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
home and National Historic Site

Historic District

Blair House Truman Little White House


United States
United States
Senate election in Missouri, 1934 1940 Democratic National Convention 1944 1948 United States
United States
presidential election, 1944 1948

"Dewey Defeats Truman" campaign song

Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1952


Truman Day Harry S Truman Building Truman Dam and Reservoir Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
Scholarship Truman Sports Complex U.S. Postage stamps


Give 'em Hell, Harry (1975 play and film) Truman (1995 film)


Bess Wallace Truman (wife) Margaret Truman
Margaret Truman
(daughter) John Anderson Truman
John Anderson Truman
(father) Martha Ellen Young Truman
Martha Ellen Young Truman
(mother) Clifton Truman Daniel (grandson)

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