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President’s Day Trivia and a Big Announcement!

February 18, 2013

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

While today is nice to sleep in, have a day off of school and work (for some), and enjoy a three-day weekend, it really is to recognize all U.S. Presidents. So I thought it would be fun to have some trivia questions. How many of these do you know?

1. When did the U.S. begin celebrating Presidents’ Day?

2. How does the Senate traditionally celebrate Presidents’ Day?

3. Which President had a special chair for his dog during cabinet meetings?

4. Was George Washington’s teeth really made of wood?

5. Who was the first bachelor to be President? Who was the first divorcee?

6. Who was the shortest and tallest President?

7. Which President has the most children?

8. Which President’s daughter held her prom in the White House?

9. Who was a bartender before becoming President?

10. Who was the first President’s wife to be photographed in a bathing suit?

How did you do? Check your answers:

1. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971 established the third Monday of February each year as Presidents’ Day.

2. The Senate traditionally reads George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. This tradition began during the Civil War to boost morale.

3. Warren G. Harding had a special chair for Laddie Boy, an Airedale Terrier.

4. No! They were made of gold, ivory, lead, and human and animal teeth.

5. James Buchanan was the first unmarried man in office; Ronald Reagan was the first divorced man.

6. James Madison was the shortest at 5’ 4” and Abraham Lincoln was the tallest at 6’ 4”.

7. John Tyler had 15 children! (Eight children from his first wife, and seven from his second wife.)

8. Gerald Ford’s daughter, Susan, held her senior prom in the White House in 1975.

9. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender and co-owner of Berry and Lincoln Saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

10. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first to be photographed in a bathing suit!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2013 1:05 pm

    Congratulations on your new website!
    Blessings to you and keeping you in prayer
    susie

  2. February 18, 2013 4:16 pm

    Looking forward to the new design. Good blog post today!

  3. February 24, 2013 8:34 am

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