Category Archives: Today in American History

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Kennedy!

Today in American history…Jacqueline Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in Southhampton, New York. She married John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953 and would eventually become one of our most beloved First Ladies.

It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

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 History…Ida Saxton McKinley was Born

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

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.


Happy Birthday, James Madison!

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!