2. John Adams was the first president to live in the White House. First Lady Abigail called it "the great castle".
3. Thomas Jefferson played the violin. He was the first president to introduce the custom of shaking hands with guests, rather than bowing.
4. James Madison was the shortest president, at 5' 4".
5. James Monroe served as a Lieutenant while 18.
6. John Quincy Adams owned a pet alligator. He kept it in the east room of the White House. He wasn't the only president to have one of these reptiles. Read on to find out who else had gators!
7. Andrew Jackson joined his local militia at age 13, during the Revolutionary War.
8. Martin Van Buren was the first American-born president.
9. William Henry Harrison gave the longest inaugural address in history--8,445 words. It was in the terrible, cold, winter weather. He died 32 days later.
10. John Tyler, Harrison's VP, found out the news while on the floor playing marbles with his sons. Tyler has the record for fathering the most children of any president--15!
11. James Polk and his wife Sarah started the tradition of the annual White House Thanksgiving dinner.
12. Zachary Taylor was nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready" due to the untidy way he dressed.
13. Millard Fillmore, Taylor's VP who became president at his death, was known for the immaculate way he dressed.
14. Franklin Pierce was made the Democratic nominee for president in 1852. His wife, Jane, fainted when she heard the news. Pierce was the first president to give his inaugural address by memory. It was over 3,000 words. He used no notes.
15. James Buchanan was the first president to wear blue jeans in the Oval Office.
16. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to wear a beard.
17. Andrew Johnson never received formal schooling. His parents were very poor. They sold young Andrew to a tailor when he was 14. The tailor treated him as an apprentice. Johnson eventually ran away and opened his own tailor shop. He married at age 18, and his wife, Eliza, taught him how to read.
18. Ulysses S. Grant was the first president to have both parents alive at the time of his inauguration. However, they did not attend.
19. Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy had prayer every day while in the White House. On Sunday evenings cabinet members and congressmen would often join them for hymn sings.
20. James Garfield was the last of the seven presidents who were born in log cabins.
21. Chester A. Arthur supposedly stayed up until at least 2 A.M. on most nights.
22. Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and the 24th President.
23. Benjamin Harrison's grandfather was William Henry Harrison.
25. William McKinley had a pet parrot named "Washington Post." It had the special talent of whistling "Yankee Doodle."
26. Theodore Roosevelt did not like the nickname Teddy.
27. William Taft had milk cows grazing on the white house lawn.
28. Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day as a National Holiday in 1914.
29. Warren Harding had a dog named "Laddie Boy". Each day he collected and delivered the president's newspaper. The dog even had its own chair for cabinet meetings!
30. Calvin Coolidge was nicknamed "Silent Cal". The Coolidge family had two pet raccoons "Rebecca" and "Rueben". They were occasionally allowed to run around inside the White House!
31. Herbert Hoover's son Allan had two pet alligators! They also were occasionally allowed to wander around the White House.
32. Franklin D. Roosevelt, as a young boy, met Grover Cleveland! The man patted the little boy on the head and told him he hoped he would never become president.
33. Harry Truman was known for several good quotes including: "You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog."
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower served in both WWI and WWII.
35. John F. Kennedy was the first former boy scout to become president.
36. Lyndon B. Johnson while in college, once told a fellow student, "Someday, I am going to be president of the United States."
37. Richard Nixon's daughter married Dwight Eisenhower's grandson.
38. Gerald Ford played football with the University of Michigan. In 1934 he was voted the Wolverine's Most Valuable Player!
39. Jimmy Carter, on October 1, 1924 became the first future president to be born at a hospital.
40. Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard while in college. He saved 77 lives!
41. And here's a quote from George H. W. Bush: "I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it - I am President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."
42. And here's a quote from Bill Clinton: "Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening."
43. George W. Bush is the only president to have run a marathon. His best time was 3:44:52.
44. Barack Obama's dogs are Bo and Sunny.
45. Donald Trump at age 70, is the oldest president to be inaugurated for a first term.
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