Facts about U.S. Presidents

Happy Birthday George Washington...well, kind of! Did you know that Washington's real birthday is February 22? Americans started out honoring Washington on his real birthday, but eventually they moved the official holiday to the third Monday in February.  I think people wanted more three-day weekends...us pups get those ALL the time! Today we really honor all of our past presidents on this day.

I was curious to learn more about the presidents, so Mom helped me do some searching on the "worldwide web." I found all sorts of fun facts! You probably won't get quizzed over them on your next history test...but they sure are interesting!

1. Ulysses S. Grant once got a speeding ticket....ON A HORSE. 

2. Herbert Hoover's sons had TWO pet alligators. If they are allowed to run through the White House, I think I should be trusted to stay home unattended as well... I only chewed up that rug ONCE.

3. Harry S. Truman has a fake middle name! The S didn't stand for anything. I don't know what I'd do without my middle name. I go by Bradi, Bear, Bradi Bear, Bray-Bray, Bradi girl, Baby girl, Bradi Baby... the list really goes on and on. 

4. Warren G. Harding lost the White House's China during a poker game. It's a good thing I have one heck of a poker face; I'd hate to lose my food bowl. 

5. Andrew Jackson's pet bird was taught to curse! Woooweee I know if I let some of those words fly, Taylor King would have my mouth scrubbed out with soap before you could say "On Your Side By Your Side."

If you want to learn more (even though school's out today), check out this video from ABC News OR this really fun article over at the International Business Times! 

 

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