Before he became Abe Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth was a well known actor who so liked performing in Boston - at the Boston Museum theater on Tremont Street, next to the King's Chapel Burying Ground - that he bought a parcel on Commonwealth Avenue in the newly emerging Back Bay to build a home. Read more.
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On Jan. 6, 1800, our own John Adams, then serving as president in the nation's capital of Philadelpha, declared a national day of mourning for George Washington, who had died less than a month earlier. The date chosen was Washington's birthday - Feb. 22.
Massachusetts declared its own day of mourning for Feb. 22 that year as well: Read more.
Leslie Jones had a long career as a news photographer. Among other things, he took photos of presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy. On this Presidents Day, here are some of his photos.
William Howard Taft at Harvard Stadium:
Todd Prussman noticed some interesting shadows in the snow at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill yesterday.
Copyright Todd Prussman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Historygradguy ambled around the MFA today.
It was "We can't put this off another day" day in the South End, I guess?