The first president to have both a telephone and typewriter in the White House was Rutherford B. Hayes.

Ulysses S. Grant, received a $20 speeding ticket for driving his horse drawn carriage too fast on a street in Washington, D.C.

The first official White House website made its debut in October of 1994 under the Clinton administration.

The fact that George Washington was the first president of the United States is a well-known piece of information. Some Americans can even name every president that has served our country. But there are a lot of interesting things you might not know about some of the men who have led our federal government throughout the decades. 

A Bit of Presidential Trivia


Three presidents passed away on the Fourth of July. They were John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.

The White House wasn't known as the White House until Theodore Roosevelt officially named it so in 1901.

Martin Van Buren is credited by some for creating the word "OK." During his campaign, Old Kinderhook (O.K.) clubs formed to support his run. His supporters also used the shortened "OK" at rallies. Buren was from Kinderhook.

Three presidents have received Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album. They are Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama.

Jimmy Carter was the first president born in a hospital. He was born at the Wise Sanitarium in Plains, Georgia, on October 1, 1924.

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James Garfield, the 20th President, was the first left-handed President.