Category Archives: Nifty History People

The Assassination Attempt on Andrew Jackson

Political assassination has been around since Biblical times, if not longer. Andrew Jackson: Public Figure Andrew Jackson had been in the public eye since he was in his early twenties. As a Tennessee lawyer, planter, speculator, horseracer, duelist and legislator, … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison’s Merry Party

The position of Secretary of State is the country’s premier diplomatic post. James Madison and the Merrys Anthony Merry was the first British Minister Plenipotentiary (considered Ambassador) sent to the United States. He and his uber pretentious wife Elizabeth were … Continue reading

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Robert Lincoln’s Secret Trip

Robert Todd Lincoln was a private man who assiduously shunned the spotlight. Robert T. Lincoln: 1865 Robert Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln, had neither of his parents’ outgoing personalities. He made friends easily enough, but he was a laid-back … Continue reading

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Benjamin Harrison and the Body Snatchers

Grave robbing, and its cousin, body snatching has been around since antiquity. Grave Robbers and Body Snatchers Archaeologists always sigh at the amount of priceless treasure and artifacts and history¬† lost over the centuries to grave robbers who search tombs … Continue reading

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William McKinley and Czolgosz the Assassin

William McKinley was one of the best liked Presidents. Why would anyone want to kill him? William McKinley, the Popular By all accounts, William McKinley was a warm, friendly and agreeable fellow. Born in 1843 in a small Ohio town, … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee at the Crossroads

¬† April 9, 1865 was only the beginning of a difficult time in the life of Robert E. Lee. The Surrender It was a horrible day for General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870). He has been famously quoted as preferring to … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson’s Merry Party

Thomas Jefferson was a sophisticated gentleman, not usually associated with rudeness, but… President Jefferson’s Hosting Attitudes Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) had grown up in a time and place of elegance and form. As a young student at William and Mary, he … Continue reading

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