Daily readings about people, places, and events in American history.
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July 14th
Presidential Trivia
Which president was born with the name Leslie Lynch King Jr.?

Hint: He was born July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Still don’t know? You’ll find the answer below.

Who was the first president to be born a U.S. citizen?
Martin Van Buren, December 5, 1782

Who was the only president to have a child born in the White House?
Grover Cleveland, September 9, 1893

Who was the first president born in a log cabin?
Andrew Jackson, March 15, 1767

Who was the last president born in a log cabin?
James Garfield, November 19, 1831

Who was the first president born in a hospital?
Jimmy Carter, October 1, 1924

Who was the only president to undergo a complete name change?
Gerald Ford, born as Leslie Lynch King Jr. His mother’s second husband, Gerald R. Ford, later adopted and renamed him.

Who was the only former president to become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives?
John Quincy Adams, 1831

Who was the only former president to become a U.S. senator?
Andrew Johnson, 1875

Who was the only former president to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
William Howard Taft, 1921

Which former president joined the Confederate government?
John Tyler, 1861

Who was the first president to reside in Washington, D.C.?
John Adams, 1800

Who was the first president to visit the West Coast while in office?
Rutherford B. Hayes, 1880

Who was the first president to visit a foreign country while in office?
Theodore Roosevelt, Panama, 1906

American History Parade
1798
Congress passes the Sedition Act, making it a crime to publish false, scandalous, or malicious writings about the United States government.

1853
The first World’s Fair to be held in the United States opens in New York City.

1881
Outlaw William H. Bonney (“Billy the Kid”) is shot and killed by former friend Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

1913
Gerald Ford, the thirty-eighth U.S. president, is born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1965
The space probe Mariner 4 flies by Mars, sending back the first close-up photos of that planet.
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