Jimmy Carter’s family were all farmers for 350 years and no member of his father’s family had ever finished high school. Carter’s childhood dream was “to go to the Naval Academy, get a college education, and serve in the U.S. Navy”.
The first woman to run for President of the United States was Victoria Woodhull in 1872, 50 years before women could vote. She had Frederick Douglass as her running mate, and spent election day in jail due to being arrested for obscenity.
Former Turkmenistan president-for-life Akhbar Turkmenbashi renamed constellations and days of the week after himself and his mother.
More peas, Mr. President? At a dinner party, Richard Nixon said, “I could leave this room, and in 25 minutes, 70 million people would be dead.”
Happy Father’s Day! George Washington, the “Father of Our Country,” had no children of his own. It is thought that smallpox had rendered him sterile!
When Barack Obama visited India, all the coconuts in the trees surrounding one of his destinations were removed, just in case.
On a 1995 visit to Washington, the then-president of Russia Boris Yeltsin was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear and trying to hail a cab in order to find pizza.
In 2005, a live grenade was thrown at George Bush, but failed to detonate due to a handkerchief.
A retired postal worker was ready to ram President John F Kennedy’s car with his own, dynamite laden 1950 Buick, but changed his mind at the last minute because he didn’t want to hurt Jackie or her children.
John F. Kennedy donated his salary to charity both as Senator and as President.