Showing no hard feelings, Queen Elizabeth joined President Ford at the White House to celebrate the bicentennial of the American Revolution.
Pretty in pink, Jackie Kennedy and JFK hosted a state dinner in honor of Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg in April 1963.
Ronald Reagan hosted a celebrity-filled gala for Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Diana got down on the dance floor with John Travolta.
First Lady Hillary Clinton and her Colombian counterpart dressed in red for the October black-tie affair.
Earlier in the year, Bill and Hillary hosted British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie.
Barack and Michelle looked sharp with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife, Margarita Zavala.
Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson hosted Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India, the world's longest-serving female prime minister, at the White House.
Believe it or not, before Franklin Roosevelt invited England's King George VI to the United States, no reigning British monarch had ever set foot on American soil, including during colonial times.
Barack and Michelle Obama shared a moment waiting to greet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.
Laura Bush shined as she and George waited for Ghana President John Kufuor and First Lady Theresa Mensah.
Years before the hostage crisis, Jimmy Carter hosted the Shah for a state dinner.
President and Mrs. Truman enjoyed the Brazilian state dinner.
In the White House's Blue Room, the Eisenhowers posed with King Frederik and Queen Ingrid of Denmark before a state dinner.