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!