Tuesday the nineteenth
This is “Patriots Day” + very pleasant but so warm we are uncomfortable. I did not rise untill noon. Mrs. Baldwin came in + said we might expect them in, in the evening. They came + stayed untill half past one. Audrea sat up + got up this morning + went to school. Does not seem to be very tired, only very warm.
Notes + Explanations
Patriots‘ Day (officially Patriots‘ Day in Massachusetts and Wisconsin and Patriot’s Day in Maine) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775.
On this day in history: April 19, 1927 (Tuesday)
- The 31st Boston Marathon, and the first to use the internationally recognized marathon distance of 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 kilometers) was run, with Clarence DeMar finishing in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 40 seconds.
- Convicted on obscenity charges, Mae West began serving a nine-day jail sentence, at the Jefferson Market Prison in New York City.
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