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    RyanLiu

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    Presidents Day Facts

    Post  RyanLiu on Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:11 pm

    Feb. 15 is Presidents Day and what better way to honor our country’s greatest with strange little tidbits about them.
    1. George Washington (The First President) believed he was psychic and predicted a great future for America, containing victories in two great wars and being able to overcome the devastation in the third. (WHAT? THIRD?)
    2. Thomas Jefferson (The Third President) was a passionate inventor and created the coat hanger.
    3. Andrew Jackson (The Seventh President) believed that the world was flat.
    4. John Tyler’s (The Tenth President) death was the only one in presidential history not to be mourned in Washington because about 20 years after his term as president he joined the Confederacy and was named a sworn enemy of the United States
    5. David Rice Atchison (The 111/2 President) served as president for a day without knowing it when Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn next in line because it was a Sunday.
    6. Abraham Lincoln’s (The 16th President) third cousin four times removed is Tom Hanks.
    7. Ulysses S. Grant (The 18th President) was issued a 20$ speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast down a street in Washington.
    8. Franklin D. Roosevelt (The 32nd President) is related to 11 other Presidents.
    9. James Garfield (The 20th President) could write in Latin with one hand, while writing in Greek with the other hand at the same time.
    10. William Howard Taft (The 27th President) was so large that he frequently got stuck in the White House bath.
    11. Irony: After Robert Todd Lincoln witnessed the assignation of his father, Abraham Lincoln, and the assassinations of two other presidents, Garfield and McKinley, he swore he would never attend any other state affairs, but if it wasn’t for John Wilkes Booth’s brother who saved his life years earlier on a train station, he would have never seen the assassinations.
    Every one of the 44 President is special in their own way and its time to honor their hard work throughout history on Feb 15.

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    Re: Presidents Day Facts

    Post  RyanLiu on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:15 pm

    Feb. 15 is Presidents Day and what better way to honor our country’s greatest than with strange little tidbits about them?
    1. George Washington (The First President) believed he was psychic and predicted a great future for America, including victories in two great world wars and being able to overcome the devastation in the third. (WHAT? THIRD?)
    2. Thomas Jefferson (The Third President) was a passionate inventor and created the coat hanger.
    3. Andrew Jackson (The Seventh President) believed that the world was flat.
    4. John Tyler’s (The Tenth President) death was the only one in presidential history not mourned in Washington because about 20 years after his term as president, he joined the Confederacy and was named a sworn enemy of the United States.
    5. David Rice Atchison (The 111/2 President) served as president for a day without knowing it when Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn next in line because it was a Sunday.
    6. Abraham Lincoln’s (The 16th President) third cousin four times removed is Tom Hanks. [Looking for different wording later]
    7. Ulysses S. Grant (The 18th President) was issued a $20 speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast down a street in Washington.
    8. Franklin D. Roosevelt (The 32nd President) is related to 11 other Presidents.
    9. James Garfield (The 20th President) could write in Latin with one hand, while writing in Greek with the other hand at the same time.
    10. William Howard Taft (The 27th President) was so large that he frequently got stuck in the White House bath.
    11. Irony: After Robert Todd Lincoln witnessed the assassination of his father, Abraham Lincoln, and the assassinations of two other presidents, Garfield and McKinley, he swore he would never attend any other more state affairs, but if it wasn’t for John Wilkes Booth’s brother who saved his life years earlier on a train station, he would have never seen the assassinations.
    Every one of the 44 President is special in his own way and it’s time to honor their hard work throughout history on Feb 15.




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    Re: Presidents Day Facts

    Post  RyanLiu on Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:33 am

    Feb. 15 is Presidents Day and what better way to honor our country’s greatest than with strange little tidbits about them?
    1. George Washington (The First President) believed he was psychic and predicted a great future for America, including victories in two great world wars and being able to overcome the devastation in the third. (WHAT? THIRD?)
    2. Thomas Jefferson (The Third President) was a passionate inventor and created the coat hanger.
    3. Andrew Jackson (The Seventh President) believed that the world was flat.
    4. John Tyler’s (The Tenth President) death was the only one in presidential history not mourned in Washington because about 20 years after his term as president, he joined the Confederacy and was named a sworn enemy of the United States.
    5. David Rice Atchison (The 111/2 President) served as president for a day without knowing it when Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn next in line because it was a Sunday.
    6. Abraham Lincoln’s (The 16th President) third cousin four times removed is Tom Hanks. (In case you didn't know, that means that Tom Hanks is Abraham Lincoln's third cousin's great-great grandson)
    7. Ulysses S. Grant (The 18th President) was issued a $20 speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast down a street in Washington.
    8. Franklin D. Roosevelt (The 32nd President) is related to 11 other Presidents.
    9. James Garfield (The 20th President) could write in Latin with one hand, while writing in Greek with the other hand at the same time.
    10. William Howard Taft (The 27th President) was so large that he frequently got stuck in the White House bath.
    11. Irony: After Robert Todd Lincoln witnessed the assassination of his father, Abraham Lincoln, and the assassinations of two other presidents, Garfield and McKinley, he swore he would never attend any other more state affairs, but if it wasn’t for John Wilkes Booth’s brother who saved his life years earlier on a train station, he would have never seen the assassinations.
    Every one of the 44 President is special in his own way and it’s time to honor their hard work throughout history on Feb 15.




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