President’s Day is around the corner, so we thought we’d share some interesting facts about some of our former presidents. Did you know:
- The “S” in Harry S Truman doesn’t stand for anything.
- George Washington never lived in the White House.
- James A. Garfield was the first president to speak on the phone.
- Grover Cleveland is the only president to serve two, non-consecutive terms.
- ‘Bushusuru,’ meaning to public vomit, became a Japanese word after President Bush Sr. vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister.
- The first U.S. Citizen to be president was Martin Van Buren—the previous presidents were born British subjects.
- There have been six presidents named James. Can you guess them all?
- Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender and co-owner of a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.
- Barack Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.