Here he is in 1933 at age 21 in Hagerman, Idaho. He started dating Verna Beth Huffaker 2 years later and they were married in 1937 when he was 24.
Here they are during World War II when he worked in the Naval Shipyards in Long Beach, California. (The army would not accept him because he had flat feet.) I guess I scanned this photo before I knew how to get the borders right. This is in 1943, he was 31, my Mom was 23 and I was 4 1/2 years old.
I am thankful for my wonderful Dad - Arnold G. Albertson.
Below we are together in front of the first home he built on to and remodeled for my Mom - in Wendell, Idaho. I was home for a visit from business college in Salt Lake City - Autumn of 1957 - so it was just before I turned 19, my sister would have been 9, my Mom 37, and my Dad almost 45.
In 1912 when he was born: (You can just skip this if you don't love history as I do.)
- President: William Howard Taft (Republican)
- Vice President: James S. Sherman (Republican) (until October 30), vacant (starting October 30)
- Chief Justice: Edward Douglass White
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Champ Clark (D-Missouri)
- Congress: 62nd
- February 14 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
- February 28 - Albert Berry makes the world's first parachute jump from an airplane
- March 12 – The Girl Scouts of the USA are founded.
- March 27 – Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gives 3,000 cherry blossom trees to be planted in Washington, D.C., to symbolize the friendship between the two countries.
- April 10 – The British ocean liner RMS Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage for New York City.
- April 15 – RMS Titanic sinks at 2:20 am, taking with her the lives of more than 1,500 people.
- April 18 – The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrives in New York City with Titanic's 706 survivors.
- April 19 – The United States Senate initiates an official inquiry into the Titanic disaster, hastily issuing subpoenas for White Starpersonnel before they can return to the United Kingdom.
- April 20 – Tiger Stadium opens in Detroit.
- April 20 – Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, opens.
- May 6 – Suffragettes and their supporters parade in New York City.
- May 18 – The Detroit Tigers go on strike to protest the suspension of Ty Cobb. A replacement team recruited from the coaching staff and local colleges is fielded to avoid a forfeiture to the Philadelphia A's in a lopsided loss.
- May 30 – Joe Dawson wins the second Indianapolis 500-Mile Race after Ralph DePalma's Mercedes breaks down within sight of the finish.
- June 5 – U.S. Marines land in Cuba.
- June 8 - Carl Laemmle founds Universal Studios
- June 6–June 8 – Mount Novarupta erupts in Alaska.
- June 18 – The Republican National Convention nominates incumbent President William Howard Taft in Chicago, defeating a challenge by former President Theodore Roosevelt, whose delegates bolt the convention.
- June 25 – The Democratic National Convention nominates New Jersey Gov. Thomas Woodrow Wilson in Baltimore.
- July 19 – A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing thousands of pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
- August 5 – Dissident U.S. Republicans form the Progressive Party, also known as the Bull Moose Party, and nominate former President Theodore Roosevelt as their presidential candidate.
- September 25 – The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City, New York.
- October 14 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former President Theodore Roosevelt is shot by saloonkeeper John Schrank. With a fresh flesh wound and the bullet still in him, Roosevelt delivers his scheduled speech. After finishing his speech, he went to the hospital, where it was deduced that if he had not had his speech in hisbreast pocket when he was shot, he most likely would have died.
- October 16 – The Boston Red Sox, assisted by a famous error, defeat the New York Giants in extra innings to win the 1912 World Series, in what is considered one of the greatest games of baseball ever played.
- October 30 – Vice President James S. Sherman dies in office just days prior to the 1912 presidential election.
- November 5 – U.S. presidential election, 1912: Democratic challenger Woodrow Wilson wins a landslide victory over Republican incumbent William Howard Taft. Taft's base is undercut by Progressive Party candidate (and former Republican) Theodore Roosevelt, who finishes second, ahead of Taft.
- The American Little Theatre Movement begins with the founding of the Toy Theatre in Boston and the Little Theatre of Chicago.
- The Memphis Blues is published.
- U.S. Marines intervene in Nicaragua to bolster the conservative government.
- Sea Scouting begins under the aegis of the Boy Scouts of America.
- February 20 – Muriel Humphrey Brown, United States Senator from Minnesota in 1978. (died 1998)
- March 13 – Charles Schepens, ophthalmologist known as "the father of retinal surgery" and a Nazi resistance movement leader (died 2006)
- March 16 – Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
- December 22 – Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)