Jackson's Birthday

Jackson's (Andrew) Birthday

March 15
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the seventh president of the United States (1829-37), became a national hero during the War of 1812 when he successfully fought the British at New Orleans. Jackson's heroic performance came despite the fact that he was so sick he could barely stand without assistance, and no one knew that a peace treaty had been signed two weeks earlier. His soldiers thought he was as "tough as hickory," resulting in his nickname, "Old Hickory." The anniversary of his birth is a special observance in Tennessee, and the president of the United States usually brings or sends a wreath to be placed on Jackson's grave in the garden at his home, The Hermitage, near Nashville.
Other tributes paid to Jackson during this week include radio speeches and newspaper editorials, school essay contests, and Jackson Day dinners sponsored by the Democratic party, of which he is considered one of the founders. Sometimes these celebrations are held on January 8, Battle of New Orleans Day. In Virginia, Jackson's birthday is celebrated in January along with those of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Lee.
CONTACTS:
The Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Ln.
Nashville, TN 37076
615-889-2941; fax: 615-889-9909
www.thehermitage.com
SOURCES:
AmerBkDays-2000, p. 201
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