Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an airplane.

Richard Milhouse Nixon kept a music box in his Oval office desk that played the tune “Hail to the Chief.”

Franklin Pierce was the first president to memorize his inaugural speech and recite it from memory.

In 1820, James Monroe received all the electoral votes except one. The single elector was voted against him strongly felt that only George Washington should have the historical honor of being elected president unanimously. Now this fact had questioned me when I first saw it, because at that George Washington was dead, and who would vote for a dead president? I’ll have to ask and research about this one.

William Rufus DeVane King was the first and only U.S. vice president to take the Oath of Office from outside the United States. He did this in Havana, Cuba in 1853.

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