The first cherry trees in Washington D.C. were donated to this first lady.

  • Edith Roosevelt
  • Edith Wilson
  • Helen Taft
  • Ida Saxton McKinley

Today in History: Born on November 27

1701

Anders Celsius, astronomer who devised the centigrade temperature scale.

1870

Joe Mack, builder of gasoline-powered delivery wagons which eventually evolved into the Mack Truck Company.

1874

Charles A. Beard, distinguished American historian who wrote History of the United States.

1909

James Agee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (A Death in the Family).

1942

Jimi Hendrix, influential rock musician.

1955

Bill Nye, scientist, educator, TV host; known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, host of the Disney/PBS children's show of the same name.

1957

Caroline Kennedy, author, attorney, only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Bouvier; named US Ambassador to Japan (2013– ).

1963

Princess Desiree of Hohenzollern.