1818: Mary Todd Lincoln born (First Lady)
1862: Battle of Fredericksburg. Frank Thompson, aide to Colonel Orlando M. Poe, was born as Sarah Edmonds (Edmonson or Edmondson). Later, she worked as a nurse for the US Christian Commission and published a book of Civil War experiences. She was granted a veteran's pension in 1882.
1883: Belle da Costa Greene born (librarian, bibliographer)
Quote for Today
All things must come to the soul form its roots, from where it is planted. The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
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