President’s Day Trivia
A few more nuggets of fun trivia on this national holiday. If you have the day off, I hope that you enjoy it immensely! Heck, even if you don’t have the day off, I hope that your day is full of Shining Moments!
- Barack Obama is the first African American to be elected president of the United States. He was also born in Hawaii, making him the first president not born in the continental United States.
- The tallest president was Lincoln at 6’4”, the shortest was Madison at 5’4”.
- President Lincoln, McKinley, Garfield and Kennedy were assassinated in office.
- Eight left-handed presidents: James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
- Lincoln, Jefferson, F. Roosevelt, Washington, Kennedy and Eisenhower are portrayed on U.S. coins.