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On this day – 1st Lady Frances Cleveland was born

July 21

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 21 of July, repeating indefinitely

On July 21, 1864, First Lady Frances Cleveland was born in Buffalo, New York. A very popular and social First Lady, she held two public White House receptions each week – the one on Saturday afternoon was specifically scheduled with women who worked during the week in mind.

She was so popular, in fact, that the press hounded her and the companies often used her name and face in advertisements.

Did you know? Cleveland is the only First Lady to have served in that capacity for two separate terms. Marrying the much older President Grover Cleveland at age 21, she also remains the youngest First Lady in history.

Frances Folsom Cleveland, c. 1886

 

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July 21
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