|President John F. Kennedy|
Updates with new links added! From Denny: Presidents' Day comes and goes in a flash. Some years it's wildly popular generating interesting articles and other years, well, no one cares. Seems like this year is one of those off years for interest, especially with the winter Olympics in full swing in Sochi, Russia, garnering so much attention.
Poking around online I found some amusing - and downright weird - facts about the U. S. Presidents you may not know - just when you thought you heard it all. Yeah, trivia kings and queens live at our house.
President John F. Kennedy, known for a great education and his wealth, had an annoying father to say the least. In his application to study at Harvard, it was, well, just plain "unimpressive by today's standards." His father, Joseph, was a Harvard alum. What did he say to help his son get into the university? Wouldn't you think a father would try to be helpful to get his son accepted?
Joseph Kennedy's recommendation said of his son, who later became a popular President, Jack "was careless and lacks application." Are you kidding me? Of course, what do you expect from a bootlegging crook? Here's a factoid: Joseph Kennedy, as U. S. ambassador to Britain, also wanted to allow Britain to be destroyed in WWII as he considered them to be total losers, unable to withstand the German onslaught. Joseph Kennedy preferred for America to make a deal with the devil: Hitler. So, obviously, this guy didn't know how to size up a situation - or a person - accurately...
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