It is Theodore Roosevelt's birthday today. He was only vice president for a short time before ascending to the Oval Office thanks to an anarchist in Buffalo, making him the youngest president to date. He was a man of great ambition and unbelievable energy. He read several books a day, often in foreign languages. He was the governor of New York and a bona fide cowboy. He once wanted a pet so he tamed a badger. Happy Birthday, TR.