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Presidential Trivia - Game
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:51:52 AM »
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Two part question -- Name the President with the longest and the President with the shortest Inaugural Addresses.......
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 10:35:43 AM »
Longest has to be Obama.  He never shuts up.
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 11:21:54 AM »
What about that dude way back when that keeled over shortly after giving his?

Harrison, William Henry.  Defintely the shortest time in office!

Shortest innaugural address?  I'll guess Coolidge, he always seemed concise and not prone to bullshyt to me.
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 03:00:25 PM »
Libertas - William Henry Harrison was the shortest time in office. But he was not the president with the shortest inaugural address and neither was Calvin Coolidge.
Septugenarian  - The current white house occupant was not the longest.
               William Henry Harrison was the longest - his address was given on a terrible day, cold sleet,snow - he was not wearing a top coat, just suit and tie -when he went on and on.  Caught cold, it turned to pneumonia and he died 30 days later.
                The shortest was George Washington for his second term.

William H. Harrison  ---- 8,445 words [longest]
George Washington ---- 135 words for 2nd term
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 03:10:54 PM »
Since it's not a presidential question but still trivial, who is the only person to witness 3 presidential assassinations? ::popcorn::
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 03:37:16 PM »
Robert Todd Lincoln - President Lincolns son.  Presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley, although he was jusrt at the expo when McKinley was shot.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 03:54:05 PM »
Yah, my reply was far from serious.  To me his blatherings are eternal.
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 04:46:31 PM »
Yah, my reply was far from serious.  To me his blatherings are eternal.

I'm glad I finished my research before he made it into office.  Don't know that I can do an update for the grandkids about him and be subjective.
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 05:56:37 PM »
Yah, my reply was far from serious.  To me his blatherings are eternal.

I'm glad I finished my research before he made it into office.  Don't know that I can do an update for the grandkids about him and be subjective.

You could start by saying he has trouble with honesty.
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 06:00:29 PM »
What about that dude way back when that keeled over shortly after giving his?

Harrison, William Henry.  Defintely the shortest time in office!

Shortest innaugural address?  I'll guess Coolidge, he always seemed concise and not prone to bullshyt to me.

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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 07:13:56 PM »
What about that dude way back when that keeled over shortly after giving his?


Sorry I missed this question earlier.  President in question was John Quincy Adams. He had been a bad president from 1825-1829, but was a good congressman from 1830 - 1848.  Right after giving a speech on the house floor he collapsed having a stroke on Feb. 21, 1848 and died 2 days later.
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 06:30:50 AM »
2nd Quiz Question;

What do the years 1841 and 1881 both have in common?
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014, 07:05:08 AM »
1, 8 & 1.   ::rimshot::

Easy - Only Presidents to have officially died in the White House - Harrison & Garfield (latter brought there after being shot).
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2014, 08:35:19 AM »
Only partially right Libertas.  Do you know the rest of the story?
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014, 08:52:16 AM »
Only partially right Libertas.  Do you know the rest of the story?

Do tell, Paul Harvey. ::hysterical::
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 09:04:21 AM »
Only partially right Libertas.  Do you know the rest of the story?

Do tell, Paul Harvey. ::hysterical::

Yep - and no offense taken to tongue in cheek about rest of the story  ::popcorn::, but he was my favorite commentator.  Sadly dying Feb. 28, 2009.  Remember his 'Devil' commentary?

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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 10:37:37 AM »
Only partially right Libertas.  Do you know the rest of the story?

Do tell, Paul Harvey. ::hysterical::

Yep - and no offense taken to tongue in cheek about rest of the story  ::popcorn::, but he was my favorite commentator.  Sadly dying Feb. 28, 2009.  Remember his 'Devil' commentary?

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Sure do. Rather foreboding.
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 11:44:36 AM »
Only partially right Libertas.  Do you know the rest of the story?

I'll stick with the partial credit...my mind must be too battered from year-end close shenannigans to tickle any more trivia from it...
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 03:51:50 PM »
Answer for #2

1841 and 1881 are the only two years that the United States had 3 Presidents, each in the same year.

1841 --- Martin VanBuren --------- outgoing
              William Henry Harrison --- incoming and died in office 30 days into presidency
              John Tyler ---------------became president after Harrison's death

1881  --- Rutherford B. Hayes ---- outing
              James Garfield ----------- assasinated
              Chester Arthur ---------- became president after Garfield's death
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 06:00:37 PM »
Question #3

Three out of the first 5 Presidents have something else in common, besides being President, what was it?
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