When was John Tyler on his knees playing marbles when told he had become president?

William Henry Harrison had died a month into his term on April 6, 1841 when John Tyler was told he had become president.

John Tyler was found deep in a game of aggies or marbles when given the news that he was the first vice president to succeed a dead president.

Two decades later, Tyler apparently lost those marbles.

He renounced his citizenship and joined the Confederacy.

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