Today in American history…George Washington was born in 1732
(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)
Today in American history…Susan B. Anthony was born in 1820. Read more about her impact on American history right here.
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.
On the eve of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday we would like to share with you one of President Lincoln’s favorite desserts.
(Recipe from Lincoln’s Table by Donna D. McCreary was adapted by Janice Cooke Newman)
1 cup blanched almonds, chopped in a food processor until they resemble a coarse flour
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
6 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A basic white frosting sprinkled with almonds was also popular.
Today in American history…William Henry Harrison was born in 1773. He was our 9th US President and unfortunately had the shortest Presidency (March 4 – April 4, 1841) due to becoming ill and passing away shortly after his inauguration. Unfortunately, he was the very first President to die in office. He also holds the record of having the longest inauguration speech (8,445 words which took nearly 2 hours to read!)