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It might be "Yes, America Can.":
http://www.news-leader.com/today/0504-Election20-77920.html



Ok, Thanks. Now can you tell me how many man become US president? Who was the first president and when was the first election in the history of America.

George W. Bush is our 43rd president. George Washington was the 1st, having been unanimously elected by the Electoral College in 1789.
 

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Say:
  • How many men have become U.S. President?

(Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

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RonBee said:
Say:
  • How many men have become U.S. President?

(Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

:)

Right! So that would make George W. Bush the 42nd man to have become President.
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RonBee said:
Say:
  • How many men have become U.S. President?

(Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

:)

Good thing to know for trivia questions. :wink:
 

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Susie Smith said:
RonBee said:
Say:
  • How many men have become U.S. President?

(Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

:)

Right! So that would make George W. Bush the 42nd man to have become President.
:)

Yes, but good old Grover was counted twice, making George W. Bush the 43rd President.

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You live and learn. Was Grover famous for anything other than being elected twice? He seems to have slipped through my historical net. ;-)
 

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You live and learn. Was Grover famous for anything other than being elected twice? He seems to have slipped through my historical net. ;-)

Cleveland was reformer. As such, he made more enemies than friends. He was not known for much that was important outside the US. He did get involved with some border dispute between Britain and Venezuela, but I don't know much about that.
 

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I didn't realise we had a border with Venezuela. ;-)
 

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I didn't realise we had a border with Venezuela. ;-)

I didn't either. I assume it had something to do with one of your possessions. :wink:
 

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The high school I went to was named after Grover Cleveland (Cleveland High School). I sure am glad I wasn't named either Grover or Cleveland. :wink:

Here is a historical tidbit. Grover Cleveland's wife gave birth while he was in the White House. They named the baby Ruth. (It was a girl, but you probably guessed that.) Somebody named a candy bar after her: Baby Ruth. :)

(Mike is really smart. He knows things nobody else does.)

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(Mike is really smart. He knows things nobody else does.)

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Like where the missing sock went in the wash? ;)
 

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shane said:
RonBee said:
(Mike is really smart. He knows things nobody else does.)

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Like where the missing sock went in the wash? ;)

Nobody knows that.

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RonBee said:
The high school I went to was named after Grover Cleveland (Cleveland High School). I sure am glad I wasn't named either Grover or Cleveland. :wink:

Here is a historical tidbit. Grover Cleveland's wife gave birth while he was in the White House. They named the baby Ruth. (It was a girl, but you probably guessed that.) Somebody named a candy bar after her: Baby Ruth. :)

(Mike is really smart. He knows things nobody else does.)

:)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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shane said:
RonBee said:
(Mike is really smart. He knows things nobody else does.)

:)

Like where the missing sock went in the wash? ;)

There is a large dark hidden room with single socks in it. Everyone knows that. :roll:
 
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