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John Quincy Adams married for money.

James Abram Garfield was the last president to be born in a log cabin.

Eleven years after Abraham Lincoln’s burial, grave robbers broke into his tomb and dragged the casket partially out before they were caught. The men were convicted merely of breaking and entering and served a year in prison as there was no law in America then against body snatching.

John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. president who had formally been a Boy Scout.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first President to make a hole-in-one in golf.

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When William McKinley’s wife Ida McKinley became first lady of the White House, she hated the color yellow so much that she made it a White House yellow-free zone. She even ordered the gardeners to yank every yellow flower out of the garden grounds.

Rutherford Birchard Hayes won lots of spelling contests when he was in elementary school.

Theodore Roosevelt found his favorite dog, Skip, wandering around the Grand Canyon. While Roosevelt had many dogs, Skip was the only one permitted to sleep in the presidential bed.

Millard Fillmore’s wife, Abigail Powers, was his former teacher and was the first First Lady to have a job after marriage.

President Grover Cleveland used his veto powers 584 times during his two terms in office. This is the highest record for any resident that served for two terms. For all the presidents, this is the second highest. First highest came from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who died on his fourth term.

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Ulysses Simpson Grant thought Venice would be a nice city if it were drained.

The only time in American history that the president and vice president were members of different political parties occurred in 1797, when Thomas Jefferson, Republican, became vice president under John Adams, a Federalist.

The first and only vice president to be drunk at his inauguration was Andrew Johnson. His doctor had prescribed an alcoholic drink to relieve pain.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was so obsessed with secrecy that he often wrote “burn this” on personal letters. This was so personal that no one on Earth including me knew about this.

The first wife of a president to have a college degree Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of Rutherford Hayes. She had a degree in geology, which was rare for a woman to have degrees at that time.

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Ulysses Simpson Grant once got a $20.00 fine for speeding on his horse.

Warren Gamaliel Harding was the first president to speak in the radio, and to have one in the White House.

He was also the president to be in office for the least period of time, a month, or 32 days to be exact.

Andrew Jackson’s tombstone does not mention that he served as a president of the United States.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the first American president to hold an airplane pilot’s license.

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Herbert Hoover is the only president to have an asteroid named after him. It was called Hooveria, and the reason it’s not on my asteroid list is because I don’t know of the asteroid number.

The first U.S. national monument was Devils Tower in Wyoming named by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.

None of Franklin Pierce’s children was alive to see his presidency (3 children).

Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, was named for the original landowner, Vernon Washington.

President James Buchanan was a gracious host. When the Prince of Wales visited the White House in the fall of 1860, so many guests accompanied him, there weren’t enough beds. The story goes that the president decided to sleep in the hallway.

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Richard M. Nixon was the first president to visit all 50 states.

Andrew Johnson was the only president to sew his own clothes.

David Rice Atchison, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, was president for a day. When Zachary Taylor was inaugurated in 1849, he refused to take the oath on a Sunday, so someone had to be sworn into office for one day. Atchison got the job.

Woodrow Wilson is the only president buried at Washington D.C.

Millard Fillmore authorized Matthew C. Perry’s trip to Japan, which helped open trade with Japan.