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Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are 9 other US presidents who battled illness while in office — and what happened after they recovered or died.

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Trump isn’t the first US president to contract an illness while in office, let alone during a pandemic. In 1919, Woodrow Wilson contracted the disease known as the 1918 Spanish flu, and […]
Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are 9 other US presidents who battled illness while in office — and what happened after they recovered or died.
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What 12 US first ladies’ wedding dresses looked like

Martha Washington’s gold silk damask wedding gown is on display at Mount Vernon. Laura Bush bought her two-tone wedding dress straight off the rack in 1977. Melania Trump’s Dior wedding gown held 1,500 crystal rhinestones and pearls. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. In addition to championing important causes and […]
What 12 US first ladies’ wedding dresses looked like
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The history behind the most controversial holiday beverage of all time, which was once likened to an energy drink and even prompted a drunken riot at West Point

Eggnog is a hot-button topic when it comes to holiday beverages, attracting fans and detractors alike. The drink has a rather odd history, going from a beverage that was believed to be a nutritional treatment for influenza to a sloshy party punch. George Washington had a particularly alcoholic recipe for […]
The history behind the most controversial holiday beverage of all time, which was once likened to an energy drink and even prompted a drunken riot at West Point
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FDR was roasted and compared to Hitler for moving Thanksgiving to stretch out a truncated holiday shopping season that was even shorter than the one we’re facing in 2019

Thanksgiving falls on November 28 this year, which means that the holiday shopping season will be shorter than usual. Back in 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced a similarly compressed holiday season. To assuage the fears of retail lobbyists, FDR moved Thanksgiving forward a week that year. The change divided […]
FDR was roasted and compared to Hitler for moving Thanksgiving to stretch out a truncated holiday shopping season that was even shorter than the one we’re facing in 2019
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Reagan just got a statue in Germany to mark 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell. Here are 15 other unexpected places where statues of US presidents can be found.

The Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Paraguay, Poland, Russia, and the United Kingdom all have former US presidents memorialised as statues. Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan appear the most. But George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Benjamin Franklin, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, George W. Bush, […]
Reagan just got a statue in Germany to mark 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell. Here are 15 other unexpected places where statues of US presidents can be found.
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The adorable love stories of 11 presidents and their first ladies

Some US presidents and first ladies can boast of pretty swoon-worthy love stories. Grace and Calvin Coolidge met after she spied him shaving through a window; Theodore and Edith Roosevelt were childhood friends whose relationship blossomed into something more. Here’s a look at some of the most romantic presidential love […]
The adorable love stories of 11 presidents and their first ladies
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The height differences between all the US presidents and first ladies

While every American president and first lady has reached the same heights of political office and public service, not all reached the White House at the same physical height. The average height of US presidents was 5-foot-10-inches, and the typical height difference between presidents and first ladies was 6.5 inches. […]
The height differences between all the US presidents and first ladies
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The 34 colleges that produced the most US presidents

Some colleges have a pretty decent track record when it comes to producing presidential alumni. Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, the College of William & Mary, West Point, and the University of Pennsylvania have all taught more than one student that went on to become president of the United […]
The 34 colleges that produced the most US presidents
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A look at the zodiac signs of all the US presidents

Some zodiac signs are more presidential than others. Aquarius and Scorpio were the two most popular among the 44 US presidents. Virgo and Aries were the rarest signs. But, all in all, the presidents were spread out across the board when it comes to their horoscopes. The United States is […]
A look at the zodiac signs of all the US presidents
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The books that 10 US presidents think everyone should read

For many former presidents, literature has played a huge role in shaping their worldview and how they approach decision-making. Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have both released recommended reading lists on social media, while many others have discussed their favourite books in past interviews. The elder George Bush said he […]
The books that 10 US presidents think everyone should read
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