Three Things I Didn't Know About Calvin Coolidge

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"¢ While he didn't have much to say, this guy knew how to party. Twice a day, Silent Cal hopped on a mechanical horse, galloping in place for exercise.

"¢ When news of Coolidge's 1933 death reached writer Dorothy Parker, she replied, "How can they tell?" Years earlier, when Cal was VP, Parker sat beside him at a dinner party. "Mr. Vice-President," she said, "I have a bet with friends that I can get you to say at least three words tonight."

"You lose."

"¢ Upon the death of President Warren Harding, VP Coolidge "“ pictured here with Helen Keller "“ was administered the oath of office by his father, a notary public.

February 14, 2007 - 10:22am
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