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Postby TheConfessor » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:51 pm

melissa wrote:Ah, but his name was Henry S (no period) Truman, not Henry S. Truman!


Ah, yes. Good old Henry Truman. Wasn't he the president between Francis Roosevelt and Dwayne Eisenhower?
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Postby econgator » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:21 am

melissa wrote:Ah, but his name was Henry S (no period) Truman, not Henry S. Truman!


Actually, Harry himself used the period after the S (see his signature at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Truman). If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me. ;)
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Postby ArtVark » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:34 pm

econgator wrote:
melissa wrote:Ah, but his name was Henry S (no period) Truman, not Henry S. Truman!


Actually, Harry himself used the period after the S (see his signature at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Truman). If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me. ;)


I've heard someone say that he is the only president whose middle initial "S." is longer than his middle name "S"
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Postby WhitePhantom » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:37 pm

melissa wrote:Getting VERY trivial, how does one correctly pronounce Mrs. Jimmy Carter's first name? The first correct answer gets a cookie.

I've always said ROZ-uh-lyn.
We have Lenny and Jimmy and me and...Faye.
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Postby krf100 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:39 pm

WhitePhantom wrote:
melissa wrote:Getting VERY trivial, how does one correctly pronounce Mrs. Jimmy Carter's first name? The first correct answer gets a cookie.

I've always said ROZ-uh-lyn.


Hmm, it seems to me that Jimmy always say "ROZ-lyn" Two syllables.
I forgot what I was going to say...
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Postby WhitePhantom » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:57 pm

krf100 wrote:Hmm, it seems to me that Jimmy always say "ROZ-lyn" Two syllables.

Well, I'm only 18-- you've probably seen a lot more of Jimmy Carter then I have.

Here's a new question: Who spent the longest period as the oldest living president-- 31 years?
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Postby krf100 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:03 pm

WhitePhantom wrote:
krf100 wrote:Hmm, it seems to me that Jimmy always say "ROZ-lyn" Two syllables.

Well, I'm only 18-- you've probably seen a lot more of Jimmy Carter then I have.

Here's a new question: Who spent the longest period as the oldest living president-- 31 years?


Nixon?
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Postby bwouns » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:07 pm

I know this one...


Herbert Hoover from the day he left office until he died in 1964
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Postby econgator » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:08 pm

krf100 wrote:
WhitePhantom wrote:
melissa wrote:Getting VERY trivial, how does one correctly pronounce Mrs. Jimmy Carter's first name? The first correct answer gets a cookie.

I've always said ROZ-uh-lyn.


Hmm, it seems to me that Jimmy always say "ROZ-lyn" Two syllables.


That's how I had always heard it, too.

Yes, I know Eleanor is her given first name, but no one calls her that. :P
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Postby bwouns » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:19 pm

I wonder if Ford is the only president to die and be buried in two different years.
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Postby econgator » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:41 pm

bwouns wrote:I wonder if Ford is the only president to die and be buried in two different years.


Yes. Truman was the first president to die on 12/26, but he was buried two days later. Washington was the only other president to have died in December (14th), but he was buried 4 days later.

And just in case you were wondering, the month in which most presidents have died is July (7 -- including 3 of the first 5 on July 4th). The month every president should feel safest in? May. No president has ever died in May.
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Postby Brad Williams » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:49 am

Hmmm...I still haven't seen a correct answer to the question of which sports upset happened the same day LBJ died.
Hint...it wasn't a team sport.
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Postby IndySOG03 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:53 am

Brad Williams wrote:Hmmm...I still haven't seen a correct answer to the question of which sports upset happened the same day LBJ died.
Hint...it wasn't a team sport.







Could it be Billie Jean King's upset of Riggins in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match?
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Postby krf100 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:09 pm

IndySOG03 wrote:
Brad Williams wrote:Hmmm...I still haven't seen a correct answer to the question of which sports upset happened the same day LBJ died.
Hint...it wasn't a team sport.







Could it be Billie Jean King's upset of Riggins in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match?


That would be Riggs. I don't think that could be it, but I've been wrong before. I certainly wouldn't call that an upset.

Here's another Presidential trivia question: who was the first president born in a hospital?
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Postby TheConfessor » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:02 pm

Brad Williams wrote:Hmmm...I still haven't seen a correct answer to the question of which sports upset happened the same day LBJ died.
Hint...it wasn't a team sport.


Good question.

It was the same day that -- George Foreman beat Joe Frazier.
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Postby ninjapirate » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:31 pm

krf100 wrote:
Here's another Presidential trivia question: who was the first president born in a hospital?

I'm thinkin' that was Jimmy Carter.
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Postby krf100 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:40 am

ninjapirate wrote:
krf100 wrote:
Here's another Presidential trivia question: who was the first president born in a hospital?

I'm thinkin' that was Jimmy Carter.


Correct. His mother was a nurse and had access to hospital care.
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