Monday, July 04, 2011

Independence Day, Presidents and Death

In 1826; John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, respectively, die on July 4th, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. In 1831; James Monroe, 5th President of the United States, died in New York City at age 73, making him the third ex-President to die on Independence Day. Having a total of 44 presidents that would set the percentage of a President dieing on Independence day at 6.8%.

In 1850 our 12th President, Zachary Taylor participated in July 4th activities at the Washington monument. It was a blistery day and the president became quite ill. He died five days later on July 9th

A July 4th item related to Presidents; Malia Obama, the eldest of President Barack Obama's two daughters, turned 13 on this Fourth of July and has become a teenagers.

The only President to be born on July 4 was Calvin Coolidge, born in Plymouth, Vermont on July 4, 1872

Altho the mortality rate is base on more current times; Americans are more likely to die on Christmas Day, the day after Christmas, & on New Year's Day than on any other day of the year.

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