John F. Kennedy enjoyed a “privileged childhood of elite private schools, sailboats, servants and summer homes” during the Great Depression. He later claimed that he only learned about the Great Depression in the books he read while attending Harvard.
In 1901, a doctor was told mid-surgery that he was needed urgently elsewhere, to which he responded that he could not leave “even for the President of the United States”. He was then told he needed to operate on William McKinley, the President of the United States. The doctor maintained his claim and actually didn’t leave.
One of the most well known Presidents of the USA, Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, was against putting “In God We Trust” on currency, saying it would “… cheapen such a motto by use on coins, postage stamps, or ads”.
Janet Jagen is the first American woman to be become president of a country. She was born in Chicago, moved to Guyana, and was elected president there. Janet Jagen was also the wife of former president Cheddi Jagen. And, another Guyanese president fact is that the first president was Arthur Chung, who was the first Asian person to lead a non Asian country. So Guyana elected a Chinese man before China did.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s first words to the U.S. President upon meeting in 1995 were, “Do you think O.J. did it?”
Andrew Jackson was the first sitting president to almost be assassinated. After the first pistol failed to be discharged a second pistol was pulled, that one too misfired. The likelihood of both pistols misfiring was 120,000 to 1.
20th President James A. Garfield was ambidextrous and was versed in both Greek and Latin. He would sometimes entertain his friends by having them ask him questions and then writing the answers simultaneously in Latin in Greek using both hands.
At 73 years old, Ronald Reagan received a recruiting letter from the Marine Corps while he was President.
All presidents and first ladies have secret service protection for life, and any children of former presidents get secret service protection until they turn 16.
Former US President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed “buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him”.