American Minute – January 7th

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He became the 13th President when President Zachary Taylor died
unexpectedly. He sent Commodore Perry to Japan and admitted
California, which had just begun the Gold Rush, into the Union. His
name was Millard Fillmore and he was born this day, January 7, 1800.
When the Library of Congress caught fire, he and his Cabinet formed
a bucket brigade to extinguish the flames. Millard Fillmore stated:
“On commencing my Presidential career, I found the Sabbath had
frequently been employed…for private interviews with the
President….To…end to this [I] ordered my doorkeeper to meet all
Sunday visitors with an indiscriminate refusal.”

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