Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fact of the Day: Franklin Memory

President Franklin Pierce was noted for his excellent memory throughout his life. He was the first president to deliver his inaugural speech from memory alone. 


  1. Well at least if so, Franklin Pierce would have been genuine.
    No PC's/ HR's or other nits writing it for him.
    As I had never heard of this President, it seems that he did have many problems.
    politically and family wise.
    So I looked him up:
    Interesting this:
    "US historians and other political commentators generally rank Pierce's presidency among the worst."
    Not good eh?
    I suggest viewers before putting "inane" comments, see my good mate,
    "Wiki" for more.
    B J Hunnicut ( The Aussie interloper on US affairs)
    PS: Things are a-changing here - a new leader - "The Night of the Long Knives".
    I am over the moon with our Aussie version of " The Coup d-Etat".

  2. That's amazing. A good memory is one of the best skills to have I think.

  3. Probably one of the only politicians to do so period

  4. I think I remember a story about Clinton - that he could go into a roomful of people and remember each one's names.

  5. wow this is admirable, I have to write most things down.

  6. It would be awesome to have such a great memory, especially since I have a brain like a sieve. I've heard that about Clinton too.

  7. He was considered quite the "looker" in his day, but unfortunately he wasn't a very good president.