Your weekly historical fact, courtesy of the Easton Historical Society.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
DID YOU KNOW that on November 6, 1844 former President and current Representative to Congress John Quincy Adams spoke in North Bridgewater (now Brockton), and the first Oliver Ames went to hear him.
Presidents of the United States have spun interesting tales.
Did you know there was a president who couldn't stand the sight of blood? Or that one leader got stuck in the White House tub? Or who was the first president to use a nickname when he was sworn in as president, or the president who wasn't sworn in? How much do we really know about the 44 presidents of the United States, which is really 43 presidents? Grover Cleveland is actually the 22nd and 24th presidents after sitting out as No. 23 in favor of Benjamin Harrison. Sure when Presidents' Day comes around we hear about the biggies, Washington, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Kennedy and Reagan, but what about the other guys? Using the website littleknownfactsshow.com, unknown facts, at least to me, were revealed. First, the singles category: …