This Day in History: April 4th

Apr. 4, 1841: William Henry Harrison, the shortest serving US President, died one month after his inauguration of pneumonia.

Read the full text of Harrison’s more than 8,000-word inaugural speech in Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States From George Washington to Bill Clinton, an e-book available through EBSCO eBook collection.

See the sheet music and all twenty verses of his1840 campaign song Tippecanoe and Tyler Too! A Comic Glee through the Library of Congress’s American Memory collection.


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