Teddy Roosevelt regularly staged boxing matches in the White House, taking on anyone he could – including professional boxers. He only stopped boxing when his eyesight was permanently damaged by a punch from his military aide, Col. Daniel T. Moore.
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. Ironically, the air traffic controllers union had endorsed Reagan in the election. Reagan was not merely the only President who was himself a union leader, but the only one who led his union out on strike.
Later in life an Alzheimer stricken Ronald Reagan would rake leaves from his pool for hours, not realizing they were being replenished by his Secret Service agents.
Ice Cream, Macaroni and Cheese, French Fries, and Champagne were all popularized in or introduced to America by President Thomas Jefferson.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s disability was largely unknown to the public. He was diagnosed with polio and was mostly paralyzed from the waist down. When photographers tried to catch him in his wheelchair, Secret Service agents reportedly tore the film out of their cameras.
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?”