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Facts You May Not Know About US Presidents

Facts You May Not Know About US Presidents

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    Although I’m assuming you’re aware that there’s a place called America and they have Presidents, you may not know all the little quirks that each of them have. Wanna know which President won 100 duels or who got stuck in a bathtub one time? Here you go!

    John Adams 1797 – 1801: Born 1735 in VA – Named his dog “Satan”.

    Thomas Jefferson 1801 – 1809: Born 1743 in VA – Chipped off a piece of Shakespeare’s chair during a visit.

    John Quincy Adams 1825 – 1829: Born 1767 in MA – Liked to skinny dip.

    Andrew Jackson 1829 – 1837: Born 1767 in SC – Fought in 100 duels, mostly to defend the honour of his wife.

    Martin Van Buren 1837 – 1841: Born 1782 in NY – His nickname “Old Kinderhook” is thought to be the origin of “OK”.

    James K. Polk 1845 – 1849: Born 1795 in NC – Considered the first “dark horse” candidate to win the election.

    James Buchanan 1857 – 1861: Born 1791 in PA – Regularly bought slaves and freed them in Pennsylvania.

    Abraham Lincoln 1861 – 1865: Born 1809 in KY – Out of 300 arm wrestling matches, he only lost once.

    Ulysses S. Grant 1869 – 1877: Born 1822 in OH – It was so cold at his inauguration that canaries froze to death.

    James A. Garfield 1881: Born 1831 in OH – Could simultaneously write greek with one hand and latin with the other.

    Grover Cleveland 1885 – 1889, 1893 – 1897: Born 1837 in NJ – As a Sheriff he carried the responsibilities of a hangman.

    Theodore Roosevelt 1901 – 1909: Born 1885 in NY – Completed a 90-minute speech with a bullet in his chest.

    William Taft 1909 – 1913: Born 1857 in OH – Once got himself stuck in a bathtub.

    Barack Obama 2009 – Present: Born 1961 in HI – Was rejected to model for a pin-up calendar whilst at Harvard.

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    Last Updated on March 24, 2021

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