Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy President's Day


Happy President's day.

Here's some Presidential trivia for you:

Fourteen Presidents served as vice presidents: J. Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, T. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, L. Johnson, Ford, and George H.W. Bush.

Vice Presidents were originally the presidential candidates receiving the second-largest number of electoral votes. The Twelfth Amendment, passed in 1804, changed the system so that the electoral college voted separately for president and vice president. The presidential candidate, however, gradually gained power over the nominating convention to choose his own running mate.

Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy were assassinated in office.

Assassination attempts were made on the lives of Jackson, T. Roosevelt, F. Roosevelt, Truman, Ford, and Reagan.

Eight Presidents died in office: W. Harrison (after having served only one month), Taylor, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding, F. Roosevelt, and Kennedy.

Presidents Adams, Jefferson, and Monroe all died on the 4th of July; Coolidge was born on that day.

Kennedy and Taft are the only presidents buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The ancestry of 42 presidents is limited to the following seven heritages, or some combination thereof: Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, or German.

Barack Obama is the first African American to be elected president of the United States. He was also born in Hawaii, making him the first president not born in the continental United States.

And just like me Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii, although he got to stay there longer then I did. My bio dad was in the Navy.

Now that you know what today is all about you can share some trivia with others out there while you enjoy another day of great 2-day only sales. Like the fact that Micheal's has 50% off coupons good for yesterday and today only. Tomorrow it goes to 40% off. Oh and you can use them on some great Martha punches. I just got 2 yesterday and I will have to create some cards with them after work to show them to you.

Plus, Saturday I received my package from DRS Designs. I don't know what they called it, but it's pretty cool because it's double sided adhesive. Also I met a really nice TAC and she gave me a cool stamp to try out. It's the best of both worlds because it uses acrylic blocks and is a rubber stamp. And unlike Sale-a-bration that comes around once a year (plus you have to spend $50) they give a free stamp for every $30 purchased and that's in the front of their cattie.

Happy Crafting.


1 comment:

  1. You were born in Hawaii? That's my fave piece of trivia! Lucky you! :)