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President’s Day Facts for Kids!

Amanda Marcum

Amanda graduated in August 2007 from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Geological Sciences and a minor in Health Sciences...

Amanda graduated in August 2007 from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in Geological Sciences and a minor in Health Sciences...

Feb 15 2 minutes read

In honor of President’s Day, we pulled some fun facts together about past Presidents to share with your kids! (You might even learn something new too!)

1. President’s Day was established in 1885 in honor of President George Washington’s birthday (even though his birthday isn’t until February 22nd).

2. President Ulysses S. Grant established Yellowstone as the first National Park.

3. James Madison was the shortest president at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 100 pounds.

4. Teddy Roosevelt was blind in his left eye due to an injury in a boxing match.

5. The "S" in Harry S. Truman does not stand for anything.

6. John F. Kennedy was the first president who was a Boy Scout.

7. William Henry Harrison died just 32 days after becoming president. He died from a cold he got while standing in the rain giving his inauguration speech.

8. Every member of Teddy Roosevelt’s family owned a pair of stilts … even the first lady!

9. William Howard Taft, nicknamed “Big Bill”, was the largest president in U.S. history and often got stuck in the bathtub!

10. Herbert Hoover’s family had two pet alligators that often strolled into the White House!

Want to see more fun facts you probably didn’t know about U.S. Presidents? Check this out!

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