Some Presidential Facts.....

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Legacy

This month is when we celebrate President's Day.  A day honoring the US Presidents, I found some fun facts from a neighborhood newsletter that I thought that I would share:

At the time of innauguration, George Washington had only one tooth.

James Madison is the first President to wear trousers as opposed to knee lenght breeches.

James Buchanan was nearsighted in one eye and far sighted in the other.  As a result he always cocked his head to the left.

While he was President, Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for riding his horse too fast and fined $20.

James K. Polk's wife did not allow card playing, dancing or drinking in the White House.

Benjamin Harrison was terrified of electric lights and would ask White House staff to turn them on and off for him.

Rutherford B. Hayes was the first President to use a telephone at the White House.  His phone number was 1.

Calvin Coolidge played "ding-dong ditch 'em", he would ring the White House doorbell, then run and hide.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the only two Presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence.

I do hope that you enjoyed some of these tidbits, I can't imagine what would happen today if a Police Officer stopped the Presidential limo and gave him a speeding ticket!

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Karen Kruschka
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Tony and Darcy  Great post - I think it proves they were "real people" with the same pluses and minuses as the rest of us - suggested

February 03, 2014 04:03 PM #2
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Tony, these are great and fun facts about our Presidents!

February 03, 2014 05:17 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I thought the fact about Ulysses S. Grant being ticketed for riding his horse too fast was astonishing!  Also, President Hayes being given the phone number "1" is intriguing.  In today's world of Twittering I suspect it would be "POTUS" (President of the United States).

February 03, 2014 07:17 PM #4
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Tom and Darcy, never knew that President Coolidge was such a goof ball!  Imagine if a president did that today - oh wait!  Nobody can ring the White House doorbell anymore - you can't get close to it.

February 04, 2014 07:47 AM #5
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Tony an Darcy, thanks for sharing these little-known tid-bits about Presidents.  It lets us know they are quite like the rest of us in their every-day activities.

February 04, 2014 07:45 PM #6
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Michael Delaware
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Good collection of fun presidential facts for pondering.  

February 05, 2014 07:07 AM #7
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Rob Thomas
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Tony ...great info ...I did not know a lot of these ...very nice!

have a great night!

February 05, 2014 01:56 PM #8
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These are interesting presidential tidbits. Thanks for sharing.

February 05, 2014 02:45 PM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Great tidbits. Now if my phone number was 1...it would be so easy to remember and give  out. On the other hand, I would probably get a lot of phone calls :)

February 05, 2014 06:29 PM #10
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Tony & Darcy~ awesome facts thanks for sharing them, I am blow away, I can't believe BH was afraid of electricity?

February 06, 2014 08:18 AM #11
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Tony, Yes Thanks for the short but interesting Presidentail facts. I ke the one about Grant riding hios horse too fast and getting a fine. If I remember correctly Grant probably had a few too many beers before getting his speeding ticket!! 

February 06, 2014 11:57 AM #12
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Tony,

Great facts, and I am stuck on the fact that George Washington had one tooth.  I just saw a person in SB today at the Farmers Market with one tooth...and what a great phone number Hayes had.  Have a great weekend. A

February 08, 2014 04:14 PM #13
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Hey, Tony & Darcy!  I included your post in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

February 16, 2014 06:58 AM #14
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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I almost forgot it is Presidents Day...thanks for the great post and reminder!

February 16, 2014 07:16 AM #15
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Tony & Darcy- came over from Pat's post and loved the facts!  I was especially interested that Calvin Coolidge was a prankster. 

February 16, 2014 10:00 AM #16
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Telephone number 1.  Wow, what an honor! Those were interesting and fun to read.  Thanks!

February 16, 2014 06:00 PM #17
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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams also died on the same day - July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

February 16, 2014 08:57 PM #18
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Thanks for sharing good information about the presidents. Happy President's Day.

February 16, 2014 10:15 PM #19
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One tooth! I like the comment right above, too. They mention that when you tour Mt. Vernon.

February 16, 2014 10:17 PM #20
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So did George Washington really have wooden teeth ???????????

February 17, 2014 04:41 AM #21
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