What do Jefferson Davis and Humphrey Bogart have in common?
Probably damn little, aside from this Civil War-ish factoid. Today is the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of elected Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Don't be confused: the same dude was already Confederate President, having been appointed to the position a year earlier by a provisional constitutional convention. He was then elected president in November, 1861, and officially inaugurated in February 1862.
It was a rainy, miserable inauguration day. But it did end with a raising musical number . . . "The Marseillaise." Which as we all know is French for, "that catchy tune they sing during Casablanca to piss of the Nazis