From: "Michael Mathews" <ciefranche21e@...
" On this day in 1812, President James Madison fired an economic salvo at
the British government and enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with
PS: On further examination of www.historychannel.com
I also notice that the man who lead the American Forces
against the British near my home town of Chatham Ontario died today in
April 4,1841 President Harrison dies after one month in office
Only 31 days after assuming office, William Henry
Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, dies of pneumonia at the
Born in Charles County, Virginia, in 1773, Harrison served in the U.S. Army
in the old Northwest Territory and in 1800 was made governor of the Indian
Territory, where he proved an able administrator. In 1811, he led U.S.
forces against an Indian confederation organized by Shawnee Chief Tecumseh,
and victory at the Battle of Tippecanoe brought an end to Tecumseh's hopes
for a united Indian front against U.S. expansion. In the War of 1812,
Harrison gained his greatest fame as a military commander, recapturing
Detroit from the British and defeating a combined force of British and
Native Americans at the Battle of the Thames.
In 1816, he was elected to the House of Representatives and in 1825 to the
Senate. Gaining the Whig presidential nomination in 1840, he and his running
mate, John Tyler, ran a successful campaign under the slogan "Tippecanoe and
Tyler, too." At the inauguration of America's first Whig president, on March
4, 1841, a bitterly cold day, Harrison declined to wear a jacket or hat,
made a two-hour speech, and attended three inauguration balls. Soon
afterward, he developed pneumonia. On April 4, President Harrison died in
Washington, and Vice President John Tyler ascended to the presidency,
becoming the first individual in U.S. history to reach the office through
the death of a president.