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During Ronal Reagan's presidency, the White House actually suffered an atomic pollution in the air ventalation system. Radioactivity is still found there.

The Brother of John Wilkes Booth, once saved the son of Abraham Lincoln, when he fell from an overcrowded trainstation.

Unlike most politicians, president Calvin Coolidge hated hid own voice. When a stranger came to him, and said: "i just betted 100 dollars, that i can make you say unleast three words". Then Coolidge Replied: "You lost".

Richard Nixon used to work in a funfair, to attract people in.

The 4/7 of the newest presidents were lefthanded, altough the possibility is much lower, in about 15 precent.

While President John Quincy Adams was swimming naked in Potomac River, a reporter Anny Royal came to the shore, and sat on his clothes. She would not rise, until Quincy would give an interview. This was the first female to ever interview a president.

Theodore Roosevelt wore girls clothes till he was five years old.

The 'S' in Harry S. Turmans name doesent stand for anything. His so called middle name was a honor to his grandfathers, Anderson Shippe Turman and Solomon Young.

Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of United States, was also the first President of the United States to have been born in the United states.

"Living Lincoln", was a huge water oak, that grew to look just like Abraham Lincolns face from the side.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends. 50 years after the Declaration of Independence, Adams said his last words on his death bed: "Thomas Jefferson still survives". But Adams was frong, as Jefferson had died just few hours earlier.

James Garfield was a very talented man, as he could write latin with one hand, and greek in the same time.

Herbert Hoovers son had 2 pet alligators, and was the first president to use telephone in the white house.

Jimmy Carter was the first president to have been born in a hospital.

William Howard Taft was so fat, that he got stuck in a bathtub. He weighted 300 pounds. James Madison barely weighted 100 pounds.

George Washingtong's teeth were made from hman and animal teeth, and had springs, that if he relaxed, the teeth would break.

Andrew Johnson was buried wrapped in an American flag, with a copy of the constitution.

Ruthword B. Hayers was the first president to use telephone. his phone number was 1.

George Bush survived 4 plane crashes in the world war II.

Anrew Jackson was the first president who almost got assassinated. he was at the Capitol City, whe an unemployeed house painter tried to shot him- twice. both of the guns misfired.

John Tayler loved children, partly cause he himself had 15 of them.

James Buchan sent a message to his successor saying: "My dear sir, if you are as happy on entering the White House as I on leaving, you are a happy man indeed."

John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby all died in the same hospital.

Abraham Lincoln grew a beard cause of a letter from a 12-year old girl, who said, that if he should grow a beard, cause he had such a thin face. Then all the women would like him, and he would become the president.

Benjamin Harrison was the first president to enjoy elecricity in the White House. But after he got a shock from toutching one of the wires, his family refused to touch lightswitches, and he would often go to bed with lights on.

Theodore Roosevelt was on a hunting trip, but he didnt catch anything. Then his friends tied a bear in a tree, so Roosevelt could shoot it, but he refused. When public heard about this, a local toy salesman named his stuffed bears as "Teddybears".

Jimmy Carter could read 2000 word per minute.

John F. Kennedy usually read 6 newspapers on his breakfast.

When John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln, he had two guns, other one in case the first one would have failed.

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Out of the past 22 presidential elections (1932-2016), there were only three in which neither the incumbent president nor the incumbent vice president was a candidate (1952, 2008, and 2016).

The five oldest U. S. presidents at the time they served were

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. Andrew Jackson
  5. James Buchanan

The five youngest U. S. presidents were/are

  1. Theodore Roosevelt
  2. John F. Kennedy
  3. Bill Clinton
  4. Ulysses S. Grant
  5. Barack Obama

James Buchanan was the only president who was never married.

In September, 2012, Jimmy Carter passed Herbert Hoover's record for the longest time a president has lived after leaving office. On 20 Jan 2017, it is 36 years and counting.

The president who lived the longest overall was Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006). He beat Ronald Reagan's record by a month and a half. The top five are

  1. Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006)
  2. Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
  3. George H. W. Bush (1924- )
  4. Jimmy Carter (1924- )
  5. John Adams (1735-1826)

Joe Biden became the second-oldest serving U. S. vice president in history on December 28, 2015.

Of the 49 elections after 1820, the winner had over 60% of the national popular vote in four of them:

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson (61.05% in 1964)
  2. Franklin D. Roosevelt (60.80% in 1936)
  3. Richard M. Nixon (60.67% in 1972)
  4. Warren G. Harding (60.32% in 1920)

Those 49 elections also included 19 (38.8%) in which the winner had less than 50% of the national popular vote, including two that had less than 40% (John Quincy Adams in 1824 and Abraham Lincoln in 1860). (Note: The national popular vote counts were incomplete before South Carolina started using the popular vote in 1868.)

If you add together all of the 18 periods in which the vice presidency was vacant due to the death or resignation of the president or vice president, the total is 37.8 years.

Donald Trump is the only U.S. President who began his presidency after the age of 70.

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# Before he became president, Lyndon Johnson was a teacher at a small school in South Texas. # Before he became president, Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton University. # Only one president was a preacher -- James Garfield. # Did you know that William Howard Taft is the only President who served as both President and Chief Justice of the United States? # President John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his collection of essays, Profiles in Courage. # Both George Washington and Jimmy Carter were farmers before they became president -- President Washington was a planter and a farmer at his home in Mount Vernon, and Before he was President, Jimmy Carter ran his family's peanut farm in Plains, Georgia. # Before he became president, Barack Obama was a U.S. Senator. Before that, he was an Illinois State Senator, and before that he was a community organizer in Chicago. # The President's personal office is called the oval office. Any plane he flies on is called Air Force One, and any helicopter is called Marine One. # The "S" in Harry S. Truman's name isn't short for anything. The President was named after both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomon Young. The initial honors them both. # The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia -- where the bell now-known as the Liberty Bell rang out to call the city's population together on July 8, 1776. # On July 9, 1776, General George Washington gave an order for the Declaration of Independence to be read to his army. # In the early part of the 19th century, a network called the Underground Railroad, which received its name in 1831, helped escaped slaves gain freedom. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman helped 300 slaves gain freedom during the 1800s. # The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship resulting from the diplomatic relationship between the United States and France. # President Lincoln owned only one home during his lifetime -- in Springfield, Ill. # President Jefferson spent more than 40 years designing and building his home in Charlottesville, VA known as Monticello. The President admired classical architecture and incorporated this style into his home. # President Jackson's estate outside of Nashville, TN was known as the Hermitage. # President Richard M. Nixon was offered a position as a player's representative to the Major League Baseball Players Association in 1965. He declined, stating that he was needed in politics. Nixon served as President from 1969 to 1974. # George H.W. Bush played first base on the Yale University team that twice reached the finals of the College World Series. # Grace Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge, could often be found keeping a perfect scorecard while watching baseball games in the presidential box. # In 1915, Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend the World Series, where he and his fiance, Edith Gault, made their first public appearance since announcing their engagement. The President insisted on paying for his own tickets. # In 1787, just four years after the end of war with Great Britain, 55 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to replace the Articles of Confederation. The Constitutional Convention led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787. # On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution. # The first day Congress conducted business under the Constitution was April 6, 1789. On this day, members of Congress counted the votes of the electors, who unanimously elected George Washington as the nation's first president. # In order to amend the Constitution, three quarters of all states must vote in favor before the proposed amendment becomes law. All of these facts were copied from another website.

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There is one black president of the united states

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