April 01, 2006
As a result of having a family of five added to our table last weekend, we inserted an extra leaf into it. Somehow this led me to bring out a puzzle the next day. It is one my mom gave us for Christmas. The four of us had a great time working it together, with all the interesting colors and pictures and words. We could also learn a lot from it if we actually sat down and read it all. So far the only fact I have retained is that there were two other presidents assassinated between Lincoln and Kennedy. That was news to me. Do you know which ones they were, without looking it up?
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McKinley and Garfield.
Posted by: Sherry | Apr 1, 2006 6:26:59 AM
Yes, Sherry - you have studied your U.S. History well (I pretty much missed the details of that whole topic growing up in Europe). Unfortunately "successful" presidential assassination attempts: Abraham Lincoln (1865), James Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1901), John F. Kennedy (1963)
Failed Attempts: Andrew Jackson (1835), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933) (as President-elect), Harry S Truman (1950), Gerald Ford (1975), Ronald Reagan (1981).
How many cars in a typical presidential motorcade? 27!!!
Info at http://www.aboutfamouspeople.com/article1135.html
Posted by: Katherine | Apr 1, 2006 10:53:09 AM