Posted : 8 years ago

James K. Polk’s inauguration was the first to be reported by telegraph.

He also gave the White House it’s official name in 1901. Before, it was known as President’s House, President’s Palace, and Executive Mansion.

Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born as a U.S. citizen.

President Rutherford Birchard Hayes never knew his father, who died a few months before he was born.

Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be born outside of the original 13 colonies.

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Posted : 9 years ago

Andrew Jackson was the first president to ride in a railroad train.

Martin Van Buren was the eighth president, the eighth vice president and lived to see the election of eight different presidents from eight different states.

The first president to be photographed while in office was President James K. Polk, in 1849.

The first telephone was installed in the White House when Rutherford Birchard Hayes was president.

Elizabeth Wallace, Harry Truman’s wife, was the longest living First Lady.