On this day in 1912, the first two Japanese cherry blossom trees were successfully planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japanese Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees to demonstrate the growing relationship between the U.S. and Japan.
Every spring, Washington D.C. commemorates the initial planting through the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, the peak bloom is forecast for April 8-12.
Tina Belcher delivered a life-saving hair flip on the most recent Bob’s Burgers episode. Which has not been GIF’d yet (Come ON, Internet), but here’s another one to hold you over. Tina is Eleanor’s hero.