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. 

12 comments:

Huggybear said...

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."
Hmmmmmmmmmm!
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".

Bob Bushell said...

Coo, what a talent.

Imogen said...

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

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

He has to be the only president to do so.

Pat Hatt said...

Probably one of the only politicians to do so period

Karen Baldwin said...

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

Martha said...

That's pretty cool

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No teleprompters in those days anyway.

Christine said...

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

Kay said...

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.

stephen Hayes said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

He didn't need an app.