The White House is the residence of the President of the United States, and this building has some wonderful history relating to the executive leaders through the decades. Instead of writing a “traditional” blog post or essay today, I’ve decided to make a list of thirty trivia facts to know about one of the most famous and iconic buildings in the world. Continue reading
I grew up with brothers who were crazy about airplanes. I was (still am) crazy about history, so by default, I’ve learned to love aspects of aviation history. This month we’re talking about Presidential Trivia, and I thought it might be fun to round up some facts about the planes that have transported U.S. Presidents – aircraft commonly called “Air Force One.”
From Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency and onward, U.S. Presidents have used aircraft to travel domestically and internationally. Here are six historical things to know about presidents and aviation history: Continue reading
In combat? Only one.
However, five U.S. Presidents were in the military or military leadership during the World War I years, and we wanted to note their service, highlighting leadership (or rising leadership) during this semi-forgotten conflict. Need a refresher course on why American joined World War I months before its conclusion and why the United States entered the conflict? Check our archives for articles about the American experience during World War I.
Now, on to the presidential trivia… Who served in the military during World War I and in what capacities? Answers ahead! Continue reading
You might have noticed that I study Virginia history quite a bit, particularly the in Civil War era. So our first presidential trivia post for this month is about the eight national leaders born in the “Old Dominion State.”
Without looking, take a guess…
Now, read on and enjoy some presidential history and trivia! Continue reading