What's It All About?

Hi! I am Michaela. I have loved history since I was six years old. I was reading chapter books about Abraham Lincoln by then. When I was seven I started to learn and read about more United States presidents and their lives. I became fascinated with history. In this blog I will share with you my love for history and the things we learn from the past.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fun Facts

Hello! I have some fun facts for you about Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. The first one is Abraham's son Robert was at a train station and almost fell in the tracks while a train was coming and John Wilkes Booth's brother Edwin saved him by pulling him out only minutes before he would have been smushed. 

Robert Todd Lincoln
Edwin Booth

The last one is that Thomas Jefferson was one of the first americans to grow tomatoes on his plantation "Monticello".  Jefferson was first introduced to tomatoes while in Paris. People were not pleased with Jefferson growing tomatoes which were known as "The Devil's Fruit" because they were red and so was the Devil. They were also considered poisonous.
S.D. Schindler’s depiction of Thomas Jefferson and his garden from Stephanie Loer’s entry about the White House Colonical Kitchen Gardens