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    Ted Heiks is offline Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member
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    Dick Nixon's 93rd

    Tricky Dick was born on January 9, 1913, and would have been 93 years old today.
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    All right, I'm always interested in why and how people know things. Do you celebrate Nixon Day in the Heiks household? Have you memorized birth and death dates of all our presidents? Do you search the internet each morning to see what of importance happened that day?

    Everyone knows that Millard Fillmore was January 7th, of course, but how many know Nixon's?

    --John Bear, who once visited the highly amusing
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    Originally posted by John Bear
    All right, I'm always interested in why and how people know things. Do you celebrate Nixon Day in the Heiks household? Have you memorized birth and death dates of all our presidents? Do you search the internet each morning to see what of importance happened that day?

    Everyone knows that Millard Fillmore was January 7th, of course, but how many know Nixon's?

    --John Bear, who once visited the highly amusing
    Millard Fillmore Birthday Party Society in
    Spring Valley, New York
    No. Actually, the only reason I knew Tricky Dick's birthday was because he was the first US president who was really within my living memory and so I remembered his birthday from having read the 1972 World Book Encyclopedia article on him many moons ago.
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Good catch. I've got Oliver Stone's Nixon on DVD. Found it tough going the first time (very grim, a little tedious), but maybe tonight, with help from a couple bourbons, it'll go down better.

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    Presidential Birthdays, Anyone?

    Originally posted by John Bear
    All right, I'm always interested in why and how people know things. Do you celebrate Nixon Day in the Heiks household? Have you memorized birth and death dates of all our presidents? Do you search the internet each morning to see what of importance happened that day?

    Everyone knows that Millard Fillmore was January 7th, of course, but how many know Nixon's?

    --John Bear, who once visited the highly amusing
    Millard Fillmore Birthday Party Society in
    Spring Valley, New York
    January: 7 (Millard Fillmore, 1800); 9 (Richard Nixon, 1913); 29 (William McKinley , 1843); 30 (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882)
    February: 6 (Ronald Reagan, 1911); 9 (William Henry Harrison , 1773); 12 (Abraham Lincoln , 1809); 22 (George Washington, 1732)
    March: 15 (Andrew Jackson, 1767); 16 (James Madison, 1751); 18 (Grover Cleveland, 1837); 29 (John Tyler, 1790)
    April: 13 (Thomas Jefferson, 1743); 23 (James Buchanan, 1791); 27 (Ulysses S. Grant, 1822); 28 (James Monroe, 1758)
    May: 8 (Harry S. Truman, 1884); 29 (John F. Kennedy, 1917)
    June: 12 (George H. W. Bush, 1924)
    July: 4 (Calvin Coolidge, 1872); 6 (George W. Bush, 1946); 11 (John Q. Adams, 1767); 14 (Jerry Ford, 1913)
    August: 10 (Herbert Hoover, 1874); 19 (Bill Clinton, 1946); 20 (Benjamin Harrison , 1833); 27 (Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908)
    September: 15 (William Howard Taft, 1857)
    October: 1 (Jimmy Carter, 1924); 4 (Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822); 5 (Chester A. Arthur, 1830); 14 (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890); 27 (Theodore Roosevelt, 1858); 30 (John Adams, 1735)
    November: 2 (Warren G. Harding, 1865; James Knox Polk, 1795); 19 (James A. Garfield, 1831); 23 (Franklin Pierce, 1804); 24 (Zachary Taylor, 1784)
    December: 5 (Martin Van Buren, 1782); 28 (Woodrow Wilson, 1856); 29 (Andrew Johnson, 1808)

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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Presidential Death Dates, Just For Grins?

    Originally posted by John Bear
    All right, I'm always interested in why and how people know things. Do you celebrate Nixon Day in the Heiks household? Have you memorized birth and death dates of all our presidents? Do you search the internet each morning to see what of importance happened that day?

    Everyone knows that Millard Fillmore was January 7th, of course, but how many know Nixon's?

    --John Bear, who once visited the highly amusing
    Millard Fillmore Birthday Party Society in
    Spring Valley, New York
    January: 5 (Calvin Coolidge, 1933); 6 (Theodore Roosevelt, 1919); 17 (Rutherford B. Hayes, 1893); 18 (John Tyler, 1862); 22 (Lyndon Johnson, 1973)
    February: 3 (Woodrow Wilson, 1924); 23 (John Q. Adams, 1848)
    March: 8 (Millard Fillmore, 1874; William Howard Taft, 1930); 13 (Benjamin Harrison , 1901); 28 (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1969)
    April: 4 (William Henry Harrison , 1841); 12 (Franklin Roosevelt, 1945); 15 (Abraham Lincoln , 1865); 22 (Richard Nixon, 1994)
    May: none
    June: 1 (James Buchanan, 1868); 5 (Ronald Reagan, 2004); 8 (Andrew Jackson, 1845); 15 (James Knox Polk, 1849); 23 (Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1885); 24 (Grover Cleveland, 1908); 28 (James Madison, 1836)
    July: 4 (John Adams, 1826; Thomas Jefferson, 1826; James Monroe, 1831); 9 (Zachary Taylor, 1850); 24 (Martin Van Buren, 1862); 31 (Andrew Johnson, 1875)
    August: 2 (Warren G. Harding, 1923)
    September: 14 (William McKinley , 1901); 19 (James A. Garfield, 1881)
    October: 8 (Franklin Pierce, 1869); 20 (Herbert Hoover, 1964)
    November: 18 (Chester A. Arthur, 1886); 22 (John F. Kennedy, 1963)
    December: 14 (George Washington, 1799); 26 (Harry S. Truman, 1972)
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    As an Englishman my pitiful contribution to US Presidential trivia is that the tallest was Abraham Lincoln at 6'4".

    John; my source was the well of academic information - 'Who wants to be a millionaire'...;)

    Peace,

    Dave C.

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    Originally posted by Dave C.
    As an Englishman my pitiful contribution to US Presidential trivia is that the tallest was Abraham Lincoln at 6'4".

    John; my source was the well of academic information - 'Who wants to be a millionaire'...;)

    Peace,

    Dave C.
    Who was the shortest?
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Originally posted by Ted Heiks
    Who was the shortest?
    Ted,

    Madison, 5' 4".

    God Bless Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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    Ted,

    I'm on a roll, my Anglo-saxon blood enjoyed these:

    EIGHT PRESIDENTS were born British subjects: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J. Q. Adams, Jackson, and W. Harrison .

    THE ANCESTRY of all 43 presidents is limited to the following seven heritages, or some combination thereof: Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, or German.

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    Originally posted by DougG
    Good catch. I've got Oliver Stone's Nixon on DVD. Found it tough going the first time (very grim, a little tedious), but maybe tonight, with help from a couple bourbons, it'll go down better.
    Are future generations going to look to Oliver Stone for history lessons? That would be scarier than anything Nixon did.

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    For me Stone is just an entertaining polemicist. Ditto for Michael Moore. The distortions and paranoia are part of the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    [August: 10 (Herbert Hoover, 1874); 19 (Bill Clinton, 1946); 20 (Benjamin Harrison, 1833); 27 (Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908)
    To which we can now add:

    August 4 (Barack Hussein Obama II,1961)
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    December: 14 (George Washington, 1799); 26 (Harry S. Truman, 1972)
    To which we can now add:

    December 26 (Jerry Ford, 2006)
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    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave C. View Post
    Ted,
    THE ANCESTRY of all 43 presidents is limited to the following seven heritages, or some combination thereof: Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, or German.

    That will soon change.

    Warren Harding is said to have been asked by an aide if it was true that he had a black ancestor. His reply is said to have been something like, "How the hell would I know?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    That will soon change.
    Didn't that change on Inauguration Day of 2009?

    Warren Harding is said to have been asked by an aide if it was true that he had a black ancestor. His reply is said to have been something like, "How the hell would I know?"
    I guess they didn't have 23andMe back then....
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