Did You Know?

By | May 16, 2009

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, the educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States, was born on May 16, 1804, in Billerica, Massachusetts.

On May 16, 1868, the U.S. Senate voted 35 to 19, one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” in his impeachment trial.

14-year old Marie Marie Antoinette and 15-year-old Louis-Auguste are married on May 16, 1770.

In 1836, also on May 16th, Edgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia. Poe was 27.

Pianist Liberace (birth name Wladziu Valentino Liberace) was born on May 16, 1919.

Federal agent Elliott Ness died on May 16, 1957.


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