What Happened on June 10

Would You Believe that?

Andrew Jackson’s African Grey parrot “Poll” is eradicated from his funeral for swearing at The Hermitage, Tennessee.
Funeral attendee William Menefee Norment recorded: “In advance of the sermon and whilst the group was collecting, a wicked parrot that was a residence pet obtained fired up and commenced swearing so loud and extended as to disturb the men and women and had to be carried from the house”

On June 10, 1845

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