Thomas McKean (b. 1734 – d. 1817) During his astonishingly varied 50 year career in public life, he held almost every possible position, from Deputy County Attorney, to President under the Confederation. Besides signing the Declaration of Independence, he contributed significantly to the development and establishment of constitutional government in both his home state of … More The Forgotten President’s
Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll candy in 1896. The idea for the name came from his daughter’s knick name, Tootsie.
Samuel Huntington (b. 1732 – d. 1796) An industrious youth, who mastered his studies of law without the advantage of a school, a tutor, or a master, borrowing books and snatching opportunities to read and research between odd jobs, he was one of the greatest self-made men amongst the Founders. He was also one of … More The Forgotten President’s
Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
John Jay (b. 1745 – d. 1829) America’s first Secretary of State, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one of its first Ambassadors, and author of some of the celebrated Federalist Papers, Jay was a Founding Father who, by a quirk of fate, missed signing the Declaration of Independence, at the time of the … More The Forgotten President’s
October 1st is the official Coffee Day in Japan.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, are brother and sister.
Henry Laurens (b. 1724 – d. 1792) The only American President ever to be held as a prisoner of war by a foreign power, Laurens was heralded after he was released as “The Father Of Our Country“, by no less a personage than George Washington. He was of huguenot extraction, his ancestors having come to … More The Forgotten President’s
John Hancock (1737 – 1793) The 3rd President was a patriot, rebel leader, and a merchant who signed his name into immortality in giant strokes on the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The boldness of his signature has made it live in American minds as a perfect expression of strength, freedom, and defiance … More The Forgotten President’s
Whoopi Goldberg‘s real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.