Mary, Queen of Scots was born in December 1542 in Linlithgow Palace, the only child of James V of Scotland and his wife, Mary of Guise. When she was six days old her father died and she became queen. Her mother acted as regent in her stead. At just five years of age Mary was betrothed to Henry VIII's son, Edward. But her Catholic guardians were opposed to the match and took the young Mary to Stirling Castle, breaking the agreement. Henry ordered a series of savage raids into Scotland
Abraham Lincoln (16th President), was the first president to bring a cat into the White House. When Abe Lincoln assumed office, his son, Tad, asked to bring his cat - named Tabby, on the trip from Illinois to the nation's capital, Lincoln was compelled to agree.