Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Did You Know :: Fourth of July

One United States President was born on the fourth of July and three died on the fourth.

Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth President of the United States (1923-1929), was born in Plymouth, Vermont on July 4, 1872. He is the only president born on July 4.

John Adams, the second President of the United States (1797-1801), Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (1801-1809), and James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), all died on the Fourth of July.

Adams and Jefferson, died on the same day, July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Adams died in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts and Jefferson died at Monticello in Virginia.

Monroe died in New York City on July 4, 1831, the third president (and so far the last) to die on the anniversary of our Nation's Independence.

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