FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS

Stuck in a conversation about the 2016 campaign? Start tossing out these historical nuggets.
  1. The Clinton White House cat almost had his own Super Nintendo game. It was called 'Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill.'
  2. On Inauguration Day in 1905, Teddy Roosevelt wore a ring that contained a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair.
  3. The last time a Republican was elected president without a Nixon or Bush on the ticket was 1928.
  4. If you combine the electoral college results of the 1980 and 1984 elections, Ronald Reagan won 1014-62.
  5. After losing the White House, John Quincy Adams was elected to Congress in 1830. He served until his death in 1848.
  6. William Faulkner refused a dinner invitation from JFK's White House. "Why that’s a hundred miles away," Faulkner said. "That’s a long way to go just to eat."
  7. In 1975, Gerald Ford's daughter Susan held her high school's senior prom at the White House.
  8. On Christmas Day in 1868, Andrew Johnson unconditionally pardoned everyone who'd fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
  9. Teddy Roosevelt said he cut back on boxing because it was "rather absurd for a president to appear with a black eye or a swollen nose."
  10. The Albanian town Fushe Kruje erected a statue of George W. Bush, who visited the country in 2007.
  11. William McKinley was on the $500 bill, Grover Cleveland was on the $1,000, and James Madison was on the $5,000.
  12. Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for voting in the 1872 election. She never paid the fine.
  13. Upon hearing the news of Calvin Coolidge's death, Dorothy Parker reportedly asked, "How can they tell?"
  14. Before he was president, Grover Cleveland was president. But before that he was a hangman. As sheriff of Erie County, he personally carried out two hanging sentences.
  15. One of Richard Nixon's favorite snacks was cottage cheese with ketchup on it.
  16. Random BusinessWeek quote from 2004: "A campaign spokeswoman says Friendster doesn't fit in with President Bush's Internet strategy."