Ocularnervosa's Blog – May 2016 Archive (3)

My Independent run homework, the fifteenth Vice President

Hannibal (Cyrus) Hamlin was born on August 27th 1809 in Paris Hill Maine.  The Hamlins had been among the first settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and were involved in politics since the 1600’s. Hannibal attended the Hebron Academy and after his education he returned to run the family farm and founded the Oxford Jeffersonian paper. He studied law with Samuel Fessenden and set up his law practice in Hampden Maine after passing the bar in 1833. During the Aroostook War (The…

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Added by ocularnervosa on May 15, 2016 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

The Freaky Friday election of 2016

In 1976 Disney released Freaky Friday. The plot of the movie is that on Friday the 13th a mother and daughter (Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster) have been fighting, each believes the other has the easier life. At the same time they both wish they could switch places for one day and their wish comes true. They then have to live the other’s life until they switch back, and of course high jinx ensue and lessons are learned. It wasn’t the first time body switches had been done in entertainment…

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Added by ocularnervosa on May 7, 2016 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

My Independent run homework, the fourteenth Vice President

John C. Breckinridge was born on January 16th 1821 at his family’s plantation, Thorn Hill, near Lexington Kentucky but his father was appointed the Kentucky Secretary of State so the family moved to Frankfort. His mother was the granddaughter of John Witherspoon, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. In 1823 Joseph Breckinridge died and the family moved in with Cabell Breckinridge’s parents. John attended Pisgah Academy and learned about politics from his…

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Added by ocularnervosa on May 5, 2016 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

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