Today in American history…the colorful and exuberant Dolley Madison was born in 1768. She is often credited with being the ultimate Washington hostess and before she was even First Lady – she assisted with hosting functions during the Jefferson presidency. One of the best things she is known for (besides her fun hair decorations, colorful clothing and fun parties!) was saving George Washington’s portrait from the White House. The British attacked and burned the White House in 1814 but because of her bravery, we still can view this infamous painting to this very day at The White House.