After JFK was assassinated, there was a brief scuffle between local and federal authorities when the President’s security detail wasn’t allowed to remove his body from the hospital. It ended when the Secret Service agents put the local officials against the wall at gunpoint.
Ronald Reagan was turned down for a role in the Broadway play “The Best Man” because the playwright didn’t think Reagan could play a credible president.
In 1981, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 air traffic controllers after they refused to end their strike and subsequently banned them from federal service for life.
In July 1984 President Ronald Reagan called ice cream “a nutritious and wholesome food” and established National Ice Cream Month.
Richard Nixon proposed to his wife on their first date. He pursued her for two years before she said yes. He even drove her on dates with other men during that time, hoping to win her over.
When Teddy Roosevelt was a young child, doctors prescribed him whiskey and cigars to relieve his severe asthma.
President James Garfield entertained his friends by having them ask him questions, and then writing the answer in Latin with one hand while simultaneously answering in Greek with the other.
Former Turkmenistan president-for-life Akhbar Turkmenbashi renamed constellations and days of the week after himself and his mother.
As President, Jimmy Carter was attacked by a swimming rabbit.
The officer in charge of guarding Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theater left his post to go drinking… at the same bar where John Wilkes Booth was building up the courage to shoot the President.