Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States, came into this world on January 7, 1800.
Until Barack Obama, Fillmore held the title of Most Unjustly Maligned President Ever. (Who should be Most Justly Maligned? Comments are open.)
We awake to news that the cold weather in Buffalo, New York, led to the postponement of the annual graveside commemoration, now set to be held Thursday, when the cold isn’t quite so life-threatening.
How should we remember Fillmore? Accurately, of course.
Check out past commemorations of Fillmore’s birthday here, at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub. Generally dealing with Fillmore and history, there are a total of 82 posts on this site. Watch this site today — there will be more.
The long arc of history bends toward justice, some famously say. How long will it take for justice to be done to the reputation of Millard Fillmore?
More, a small sampling:
- Polish up your bathtub, oil the wheels: Millard Fillmore’s birthday next Monday, January 7 (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Happy 213th Birthday, Millard Fillmore! (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- A neglected 95th anniversary of Mencken and Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub – National Bathtub and Presidential Obscurity Day (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Millard Fillmore: A Re-Assailing (breitbart.com) (Think McCotter’s been following this blog, perhaps?)
- liberty & law (quotiddly.wordpress.com)
- The American Minute: January 7 (ConservativeActionAlerts.com)
- Morning Bell: George Washington’s Example on Religious Liberty (heritage.org)
Post Script: Why 117 in the headline? Mencken’s hoax on Fillmore, the bathtub story, was published in 1917; we date Fillmore’s reputation troubles from that time.