Today in American history in 1893…Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the double murder of her father and stepmother. She remains one of the most controversial figures in history. What are your thoughts? Did she do it? Or was she innocent? #LizzieBorden
My Country, Tis of Thee
My country tis of thee
sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing
Land where my fathers died
Land of the pilgrims’ pride
From ev’ry mountainside
Let freedom ring…
It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! Mrs. Rorer’s cookbook, published in 1902, is credited with being the first cookbook with a peanut butter cookie recipe in it. If you are a peanut butter cookie lover – enjoy your special day. Eat a cookie! Enjoy! #NationalPeanutButterCookieDay #ILovePeanutButterCookies
Today in American history…Ida Saxton McKinley was born in 1847 in Canton, Ohio. She married William McKinley on January 25, 1871 and would eventually become the First Lady of Ohio and also the First Lady of the United States when her husband was sworn in as the 25th President on March 4, 1897 #POTUS #FLOTUS #TodayInHistory
Today in American history…Andrew Johnson married Eliza McCardle. He was 18 and she was 16 years old with they were married in the small town of Warrenton, TN on May 17, 1827. She was known to have had a calming effect on him – especially during the trying times of his troubled presidency.
In honor of #NationalChocolateChipDay here is a wonderful recipe from former First Lady, Laura Bush. Check out more historical recipes on our blog – we are updating all of the time 😊🍪
Today in American history…James Madison was born on March 16, 1751. He was the fourth President of the United States. Mr. Madison was also an American statesman and also one of our founding fathers. He is ultimately known as the “Father of the Constitution” for his role in drafting and promoting the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Oh and he was married to the fabulous Dolley Madison. Happy Birthday, Mr. Madison!
Louisa Adams was born February 12, 1775. Did you know that she was the very first First Lady to be born in a foreign country? She was born and raised in London. She met her husband, John Quincy Adams, while he was serving as a U.S. Minister in London and they were married in London July 26, 1797.
Today in American History…our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was born in 1809.