On This Day in the Life of Paramhansa Yogananda…

January 24

Yogananda at the White House with a tall thin man

Yogananda with John Balfour on January 24, 1927.

1927

Yogananda met President Calvin Coolidge, at the White House, introduced by John Balfour, second secretary of the British Embassy. A newspaper reported that “He was greeted with evident pleasure by Mr. Coolidge, who told him he had been reading a great deal about him. This is the first time in the history of India that a Swami has been received officially by the President.”