If you're planning to travel this Columbus Day holiday (and it was, like, 1835), you might thank this guy for building the first steam locomotive in the US: Peter Cooper—inventor, industrialist, and one-time Presidential candidate. But, most important for our purposes, Cooper was the owner of a truly remarkable beard. Impressive facial hair is an asset … Continue reading Facial Hair Fridays: Free education and facial hair for all
Today's post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Today in 1923, President Warren G. Harding died suddenly of a stroke in San Francisco. Just after midnight, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father on the other side of the country in Vermont. Harding was the … Continue reading Do presidents age more rapidly?