Today in 1843, former president John Quincy Adams joined thousands to dedicate a public observatory in Cincinnati, a building known as "the birthplace of American astronomy." Plus: this month would be a good time to get out a telescope, cause there's lots happening in the night sky.
Several visitors made jokes about the smell. There really wasn't one - but when there are two presidents and two First Ladies in one room, the room can smell any way it wants.
We're just over a week out from the DC trip and there's lots going on.First: I'm finalizing my DC itinerary. A lot is already in place - I just booked a tour of Washington National
I'm doing this project because of stuff like this: One of my most-visited sites on the web is Reddit.com, and one of my favourite subreddits is HistoricalWhatIf, an online community that debates historical hypotheticals. Earlier
Google has interesting results sometimes. The explanation for the last result, of course, is that our sixth president was one of several presidential "skinny-dippers;" as the story is told today, once JQA was taking
I've developed an odd habit as I've gotten into this project: every time I pick up a book about a president now, the first place I look is at the end of the book, for
Papa John is right inside the door, where as the younger Adams is a bit more tucked away - but only a bit, as this is, shall we say, an "efficiency" crypt.