Monday, February 15, 2010

Presidents' Day

On this Presidents' Day, let us consider William Henry Harrison who gave an especially long inaugural address without a hat and who died from illness within a few weeks of taking office. He was one of only a few War Hero Presidents who gained his notoriety by defeating indigenous peoples and who had a catchy nickname: Tippecanoe. Had he lived, it is likley that the course of American history would have been largely unchanged. He also had a grandson who was an equally forgettable President.

No comments: