April 4, 2009

W.H. Harrison dies of pneumonia

On this day in 1841, William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States, died of pneumonia after only serving in office for one month.  His famous campaign slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler too", which was a sexual reference, helped him get elected.   His death sparked the beginning of what is known as the Curse of Tippecanoe, which ended with Ronald Reagan's presidency, probably due to Reagan's specialized body armor

Harrison was a general during the War of 1812, and made many Native American and British friends during that time.  He was the first president to have his photo taken apparently as well, and, if not for the Curse, would have surely have solved all problems currently affecting our society.  If we've learned anything from Harrison and his legacy, it's the spirit of truth.

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