The first US president to be born a US citizen was the eighth president, Martin Van Buren (held office 1837-41).
The seven before him were born British.
The last US president to have had a beard was Benjamin Harrison, who left office in 1893.
The shortest was James Madison at 5ft 4in.
The only US president to have appeared in a shirt advertisement is Ronald Reagan.
The only US president to have been arrested and fined $20 for speeding on a horse was Ulysses S. Grant.
The only US president to hold a patent was Abraham Lincoln. It was awarded in 1849 for 'A Device for Buoying Vessels Over Shoals'.
Since 1840, every US president elected in a year ending in zero has died in office except for Ronald Reagan - who survived an assassination attempt - and George W. Bush who was elected in 2000.
According to a retired FBI agent, during the Bush presidency there were 300 to 500 threats on the President's life each month.
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