Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

SitcomsOnline Digest: Another Attempt at a Magnum P.I. Reboot?; New Warner Archive Releases for November
Fri-Yay: How Are This Season's Sitcoms Doing?; COZI TV's 3rd Annual Munster-thon
Freeform Announces Comedy Block for Wednesdays; The Simpsons Documentary Airs on Fox Sunday
COZI TV to Air Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke Specials; Roseanne Revival Gets Underway for ABC
Wyatt Cenac Heads to HBO Comedy Series; Nat Geo Acquires Running Wild with Bear Grylls
New Comedy for Sundance Now Service from Peep Show Stars; Showtime's SMILF Gets Set for Premiere
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 16, 2017)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series The Good Place - The Complete First Season Green Acres - The Complete Series Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season

10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Sixth Season
10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series
10/03 - Rules of Engagement - Seasons 1-4 Collection
10/10 - The Brady Bunch - A Very Brady Christmas
10/10 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series
10/10 - Frasier - Christmas Episodes
10/10 - The Honeymooners - Christmas Laughter
10/10 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Christmas Episodes
10/17 - The Good Place - The Complete First Season
10/17 - Green Acres - The Complete Series
10/17 - Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season
10/24 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
Foggy
Forum Regular
Member
 
Foggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 20, 2014
Location: Zanesville Ohio
Posts: 787
Default Presidents Day Article

I found this in the editor page of my local newspaper.

I Learned things I didn't know of some of the former occupants of the White House....it's not really political but more towards general knowledge of those whom have lived in the White House for Presidents Day.

Quote:
http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.c...ouse/97943722/

Sis Bowman Columnist 11:38 a.m. ET Feb. 18, 2017

If you follow the news at all, you must certainly know that the office of the president is under attack. Pundits are saying they have never seen anything like this in their lifetimes.

Since tomorrow is Presidents Day, I decided to research a few presidential facts myself. I discovered some pretty interesting data.

Remember back in 2000 when it took 35 days to figure out whether George W. Bush won the election? Well, in 1876 it took four months to decide if Rutherford B. Hayes or Samuel Tilden had won the election. Democrats were enraged over the final decision. Sound familiar?

Until this year the oldest person to be elected president was Ronald Reagan at age 69. Donald Trump broke that record at age 70. John F. Kennedy was the youngest to be elected at 43, but he wasn’t our youngest president.

That distinction is held by Theodore Roosevelt. He was 42 when he took over the office after William McKinley was assassinated.

Much is being made of the fact that Donald Trump has no pets. Perhaps that will change in the future. Every president from George Washington’s many dogs and his two horses, Nelson and Prescott, has had animals. Even Harry Truman had a pet goat named Dewey’s Goat.

President Trump is our 45th president, but actually there have only been 44. Grover Cleveland was elected for two non-consecutive terms so he was counted twice, for 22nd and 24th.

And a few terms that are used now came from our presidents. You hear about people who are lobbyists for special groups. The reason this is the case is that President Ulysses Grant liked to spend many evenings at the Willard Hotel near the White House.

He would sit in the lobby and enjoy smoking a cigar. People discovered that if they wanted a favor from him, they had the chance to ask him then. Hence they were called lobbyists.

James Buchanan was the only president that remained unmarried and, until this year, President Reagan was the only President who was divorced. There was no title for the wives of presidents before 1849.

President Zachary Taylor coined the term “First Lady” when he called Dolley Madison that at her state funeral. It didn’t become popular until 1877 when Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House and his wife Lucy was called that.

Six of our presidents had no children. William Tyler made up for that by having the most. He was the father of 15 kids.

Donald Trump was elected as a Washington outsider to “drain the swamp,” as he put it. Actually there have been 18 other presidents who never served in Congress. Of course we know of George Washington, but did you know Warren Harding was a newspaper publisher in Ohio? And Herbert Hoover was a mining expert.

Our nation was run for two years by two people who were never elected. Gerald Ford was appointed as vice president by Richard Nixon. Ford became the head of state when Nixon resigned and appointed Nelson Rockefeller as his veep.

America has made it through many difficult times. So for those who were unhappy with this election, just hang in there.

I wish you all a happy Presidents Day on Monday. I still celebrate Washington’s birthday on the 22nd. He was the only president to receive a unanimous vote.

Sis Bowman can be reached at eebowman@columbus.rr.com.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 02:11 PM   #2
Penny Lane
Forum Celebrity
Member
 
Penny Lane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 03, 2001
Location: Beneath the blue suburban skies
Posts: 25,670
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foggy
President Zachary Taylor coined the term “First Lady” when he called Dolley Madison that at her state funeral. It didn’t become popular until 1877 when Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House and his wife Lucy was called that.

Jackie Kennedy hated the term "First Lady". She said it sounded like a name for a race horse.
__________________
The Beatles saved the world from boredom- George Harrison
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 04:47 PM   #3
Babalu
Senior Member
Member
 
Babalu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 22, 2014
Posts: 1,747
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foggy
I found this in the editor page of my local newspaper.

I Learned things I didn't know of some of the former occupants of the White House....it's not really political but more towards general knowledge of those whom have lived in the White House for Presidents Day.

I wish you all a happy Presidents Day on Monday. I still celebrate Washington’s birthday on the 22nd. He was the only president to receive a unanimous vote.


Did you know that George Washington was actually born on February 11th, not the 22nd? In 1755, 11 days were skipped to correct the calendar. George Washington was born in 1732. So until 1755 his birthday was February 11th.
__________________
.








I just nailed Mrs. Trumbull
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
IllinoisTVFan
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 22, 2011
Location: South of Chicago
Posts: 1,806
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penny Lane
Jackie Kennedy hated the term "First Lady". She said it sounded like a name for a race horse.

What I always found fascinating is that First Lady doesn't always mean the wife. It can be, and usually is, but some presidents didn't have wives so their daughters/nieces/sisters etc took over the duties.

Years ago my mother bough this book on presidents at the store where each president up to that time (Clinton) was in the book. I enjoyed reading it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 02:56 PM   #5
MrCleveland
Forum Veteran
Drew Carey from Hell
 
MrCleveland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 09, 2007
Location: My name says it all...even my emotions!
Posts: 11,212
Default

Here's one for Harry Truman...

He actually had no middle name, but kept the S in his name. Here's why...

In explanation he said that the "S" did not stand for any name but was a compromise between the names of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. He was later heard to say that the use of the period dated after 1962 as well as before.
__________________
Thank God for kids who love Obscure Things.

Lee Hazelwood (1929-2007)
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.