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

Em-Musing 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.