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15 Facts About Our Former Presidents

15 Facts About Our Former Presidents

The things you learn about President Day are mostly things that can be found in a history textbook. It is a day in which we celebrate all the U.S. Presidents, but it was a day created to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Each year it is celebrated on the third Monday of February. This year it is February 21st, 2022.

Now that the history part is out of the way, let’s get into the facts that were hidden between the lines of your school textbook!

1.Teddy Roosevelt was blind in his left eye due to an injury during a boxing match.
2.Thomas Jefferson kept pet mockingbirds, his favorite one was named Dick.
3.James Madison was Princeton’s very first graduate student.
4.John Quincey Adams was a big fan of skinny dipping and would do it each morning.
5.Andrew Jackson kept a 1,400-pound block of cheese in the White House.
6.John Tyler had 15 children.
7.James Buchanan was the only president who was completely unmarried.
8.Abraham Lincoln was in the Wrestling Hall of Fame and only lost one out of three hundred matches he participated in.
9.Andrew Johnson never attended school. He taught himself how to read.
10.Benjamin Harrison and his wife refused to touch the lights in the White House in fear of electric shock.
11.Warren Harding worked as a teacher, a reporter, an insurance agent, and the owner of “The Marion Daily Star” before he took office.
12.Franklin Roosevelt was an avid stamp collector.
13.Richard Nixon’s middle name, Milhous, was actually his mother’s maiden name.
14.Ronald Reagan loved candy, like jelly beans, but despised tomatoes and Brussel sprouts.
15. Obama’s first job was scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins.