Corrine Cummings and Mental Floss present 45 Amazing Facts About All 44 American Presidents. Here are three of my favorites…
3. THOMAS JEFFERSON
Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his personal library when the Library of Congress was burned by the British during the War of 1812. He sold them 6487 books from his own collection, the largest in America at the time.
35. JOHN F. KENNEDY
JFK lived off of his family’s considerable trusts, so he donated all of his congressional and presidential salaries to charities like the United Negro College Fund and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
18. ULYSSES S. GRANT
In an attempt to unite the North and South, Ulysses S. Grant made Christmas a national holiday in 1870.