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In honor of his birthday on March 26, 1874, a video tribute to Robert Frost.
It is sugar and snow time. Abolitionists once looked to maple sugar — as a political and economic weapon against slavery.
Thirty years ago, on March 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech best know as the “evil empire” speech. He also quoted Thomas Paine- an odd choice.
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt allowed America’s fear to provoke him into an action regarded among his worst mistakes.
Yes the day we celebrate on the third Monday in February is really called “George Washington’s Birthday.”
We mistakenly call the third Monday in February”Presidents Day.” But. Really it is George Washington’s Birthday –federally speaking that is.
February 12 used to mean something — Lincoln’s Birthday. It was never a national holiday but it was pretty important when I was a kid and we got the day off from school in my hometown. The Uniform Holidays Act in 1971 changed that by creating Washington’s Birthday as a federal holiday on the third [Read More]
“Who was the most influential President?” It is his birthday today.
Born today in New York City in 1862: Edith Newbold Jones, who achieved fame as Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction
Which was the best SECOND Inaugural speech?