After attending Fourth of July orations for most of the day, Taylor walked along the Potomac River before returning to the White House. .
While attending a Fourth of July celebration in 1850, President Zachary Taylor reportedly snacked on a large helping of cherries and milk. Four days later, on July 9, 1850, the president succumbed to his illness, which doctors believed to be cholera morbus, which is a bacterial infection of the intestines. S.
Zachary Taylor's sudden death shocked the nation.
. He dies July 9. .
Hot and tired, he drank iced water and consumed large.
He's hardly the first person—or the last—to meet his or her demise from eating or swallowing something suspicious.
. It had been steamy in Washington and Taylor against popular advice had eaten raw foods like milk, green apples, and cherries (although maybe not strawberries, my assertion notwithstanding).
It's even been suggested that his anti-slavery, anti-secessionism stance got him assassinated.
Zachary Taylor's sudden death shocked the nation. . Hot and tired he drank iced water and consumed large quantities of. . After attending Fourth of July orations for most of the day, Taylor walked along the Potomac River before returning to the White House.
. Taylor died several days later, and his doctors therefore blamed his death on eating cherries with milk.
Taylor’s own theory was that he was dying in large part from being stressed out over the duties of the presidency.