### February 20 February 20, 1801 marks a historic night in my life; one that I can easily relive even now with a great deal of humor and fun facts. On this day, I had the pleasure of attending what turned out to be my last dinner with President John Adams. After dining on an array of sumptuous dishes, I recounted an amusing anecdote of my own adventures at sea, which made the President laugh so hard that he was forced to leave the table for a few moments. Unbeknownst to me until later, his laughter at that particular moment was ironic. At almost exactly the same time, the House of Representatives was voting to name me as Secretary of the Treasury! Little did Adams know, but his dinner guest was about to become the second most powerful man in the country. It's a funny little historical footnote and one that I fondly look back on whenever the 20th of February rolls around!