Pi(e) Day!

Happy Pi day!

Pi day is the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14th every year since the first three digits of Pi are 3, 1, and 4. On March 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed non-binding House Resolution 224, which recognized National Pi Day. The resolution was passed, in part to, as the resolution states "reinforce mathematics and science education for all students in order to better prepare our children for the future and in order to compete in a 21st Century economy."

For our Pi day celebration, we have pulled together a collection of famous pie-related historical documents. 


Former President and First Lady Eisenhower's Recipe for Apple Pie:

Mamie Pie 2

Former First Lady Pat Nixon's Recipe for Raspberry Pie:110-Stanford Fox- Raspberry Pie

Recipe from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library


Former First Lady Nancy Reagan's Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe:


Recipe from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library


Former First Lady Laura Bush's Buttermilk Coconut Cream Pie Recipe"

Coconut Cream Pie

Recipe from the George W. Bush Presidential Library
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Ari Siegel is the founder and CEO of HistoryByMail.com and
HistoricCartoons.com. After growing up hearing WWII stories from both of his
grandfathers, he studied history at the University of Michigan. While working
in Washington D.C. and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol building, he was
inspired to take some of the thousands of historic documents that belong to the
American people, and make them more accessible.