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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- It's Presidents' Day -the day we celebrate the leaders of our executive branch and an opportunity to learn something new about each of our many presidents.

Here are some facts about the men who have held the nation's highest executive office.

  • George Washington's teeth were made of elephant and walrus tusks.
  • John Adams was the first to live in the White House.
  • Thomas Jefferson died broke.
  • James Madison was the first President to wear trousers.
  • James Monroe bought Florida.
  • John Quincy Adams liked to skinny dip in the Potomac River.
  • Andrew Jackson was the first President to ride a train.
  • Martin Van Buren was first President born in the United States of America.
  • William Harrison served only 31 days before dying of pneumonia.
  • John Tyler served as President with no political affiliation.
  • James Polk never vacationed.
  • Zachary Taylor never voted until he ran for President.
  • Millard Fillmore installed the first White House bathtub.
  • Franklin Pierce was arrested for running over an old woman with his horse.
  • James Buchanan never married.
  • Abraham Lincoln was the first President to wear a beard.
  • Andrew Johnson was buried wrapped in the American flag.
  • Ulysses S. Grant was fined $20 for speeding.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes was first President to use a phone.
  • James A. Garfield was the second President to be assassinated.
  • Chester A. Arthur loved changing his pants --he owned 80 pairs.
  • Grover Cleveland vetoed 414 bills in his first term in office.
  • Benjamin Harrison first President to have a Christmas tree.
  • William McKinley first President to use campaign buttons.
  • Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest man ever to be President, taking the oath of office at 42.
  • William Taft first to throw out the first ball to start the baseball season.
  • Woodrow Wilson dreamed of being a stage performer.
  • Warren Harding gambled away a priceless White House tea set.
  • Calvin Coolidge was born on the Fourth of July.
  • Herbert Hoover spoke Chinese.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt first president to appear on television.
  • Harry S. Truman read every book in his hometown library.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower served in both World Wars.
  • JohnF. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Lyndon Johnson was an auto mechanic.
  • Nixon always wore a coat and tie even when he was by himself.
  • Gerald Ford had a modeling career.
  • Jimmy Carter once reported a UFO sighting.
  • Ronald Reagan loved to doodle.
  • George H.W. Bush was knighted.
  • Bill Clinton played the sax.
  • George W. Bush had the highest and lowest recorded approval ratings.
  • Barrack Obama collects comic books.

Happy Presidents' Day.