This Day in History: 1946-08-15

Nelson’s secretary Sally is puzzled by his behavior the last two weeks; he’s blown off business appointments, left “The Electric Hour” radio show, doesn’t show up at his office or answer important phone calls. He’s lost 15 pounds, seems “jumpy” and spends all his time riding his horse. Not coincidentally, Jeanette is still in the UK on tour. She has finally told Nelson that she miscarried their child in London. Nelson is devastated not only because he wasn’t there with her but because she didn’t even bother to tell him she was pregnant when she left for the UK.