Across the United States today millions of Americans are honoring the memory of Millard Fillmore. . . .
Well, that may not be exactly right.
But there was a guy in Baltimore who was going to stop at 1:13 p.m. for a "Millard Moment," and at the University of Buffalo a couple of dozen people, lured by the prospect of free coffee and doughnuts, braved temperatures in the 20s to lay a wreath on Fillmore's grave.
Otherwise, the plain truth is that today is the 185th anniversary of the birth of America's 13th President--and coast to coast and around the world it's being pretty much ignored.
Not that Fillmore doesn't have much to commend him to the American consciousness. He was, after all, the first President to have a bathtub installed in the White House, and during his two years in office, from 1850 to 1852, the price of a postage stamp actually went down, from 5 cents to 3.