DAILY BRIEFINGThe Moron's Daily Briefing
Jul. 9 - On the Fourth of July in 1850, President Zachary Taylor snacked on cherries and milk while attending a ceremony at the Washington Monument. It was a hot day, and the heat made him sick. He died on July 9.
He was the only U.S. president to die from indigestion.
His last words were, "I regret nothing, but I am sorry to leave my friends."
History remains silent on the sentiments of his friends.
July 9 is the birthday of Fred Savage (1976), Courtney Love (1964), Jimmy Smits (1958), Kelly McGillis (1957), Tom Hanks (1956), John Tesh (1952), O.J. Simpson (1947), and Nicola Tesla (1856).
It's Independence Day in Argentina and Constitution Day in Palau.
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