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Did You Know?America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It's perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the United States - Congress originally authorized it in 1866 and has repeated those sentiments in the years since - but tradition tells a whole other tale. Although the government now requires metric use in some public sectors and strongly encourages it in many private industries, the American public never really took to the system and largely dismissed it, making the United States the only industrialized nation where that's the case. In an effort to move the matter along, Congress even passed a Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and set up a U.S. Metric Board to take care of all the planning for the desired transition, but they apparently didn't empower the board with enough authority, and the American people essentially said, 'meh' to adopting metric and continued on with their miles, pounds, ounces and all the rest. Similarly lackluster efforts since then have done little to get Americans to change their ways.


The state of Virginia was named after England's Queen Elizabeth I. In the early 1600's, all of North America that was not Spanish or French was then called 'Virginia' in honor of 'The Virgin Queen,' and the earliest English colonial expeditions were sent by the Virginia Company of London. (

Prior to 1788 - Crown Colony of Virginia
June 25, 1788 - Virginia becomes 10th U.S. state

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Zachary Taylor

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894

Zachary Taylor - Grave
Zachary Taylor


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 U.S. President flag  Zachary  Taylor

  (b. 24 November 1784, Crown Colony of Virginia   d. 9 July 1850Washington, DC, USA )  

Zachary Taylor was born 24 November 1784 in , Crown Colony of Virginia. Zachary Taylor was the child of

Zachary Taylor died 9 July 1850 in Washington, DC, USA.

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Occupation: President of the United States

born at Montebello, Orange, Virginia

ZACHARY TAYLOR, twelfth President of the United States, was born on the 24th of November, 1784, in Orange County, Va. His father, Col. Taylor, was a Virginian of note, and a distinguished patriot and soldier of the Revolution. When Zachary was an infant, his father, with his wife and two children,...Read MORE...

1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850, Taylor began to take an increasingly firm stand against appeasing the South; but he died in Washington on July 9, 1850, during the fight over the Compromise.
March 4, 1849
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Name: Zachary Taylor
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Washington, ward 1, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 66
Race: White
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Birth Year (Estimated): 1784
Birthplace: Virginia
Household ID: 983
House Number: 930
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Zachary Taylor National Cemetery Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA

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