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Labor Day Trivia | Did You Know?

A mind always employed is always happy.  This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.  ~Thomas Jefferson

  • In 1893 workers for the Pullman Railroad Car Company went on strike to protest having their wages lowered while their rents remained the same amount.
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Surprising Facts

When cruising along in adulthood, I find it’s possible to have some big surprises every so often. Not like “I’m pregnant” kind of surprises, more like a surprise that challenges what you thought you knew about the world. 2,428 more words

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US Presidents #21-30 and their bewildering coffee associations (Part 3 of 5)

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Coffee has had its share of historical moments with US presidents.  Here are interesting, random coffee factoids for US presidents 21 through 30. 577 more words

Learning

Our Gift to You, With Apologies

New York State has been the home state of seven presidents, more than any other state. In fairness, three of New York’s presidents were elected vice president on tickets topped by presidents with shorter life expectancies than presidential terms: Millard Fillmore became president upon Zachary Taylor’s death from a digestive illness caused by eating bad fruit at a fundraising event for the Washington Monument; Chester Arthur and Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency upon the assassinations of James Garfield and William McKinley. 555 more words

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Presidents Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, and Harrison - History Essay

Born in 1831, James Garfield grew up on his family’s poor farm. In 1856. he then entered into politics as a Republican for the rest of his life. 451 more words

Essay

He Said That? 7/20/17

From Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States, as quoted in American Magazine (September 1908):

A sensitive man is not happy as President.

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Contempt for Politicians

Snippets 125. Meeting Presidents became something of a habit for travel writer Max O’Rell. In Jonathan and his Continent (1889), O’Rell describes meeting Stephen Grover Cleveland, the 22nd President in his first of two terms in office. 419 more words

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