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Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) Trivia

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FDR's father's first house burnt down; the State of New York later built a mental institution on the site.47

FDR kept the tail of his father's prize racehorse, Gloster, in his White House bedroom.48

As a boy, FDR met President Grover Cleveland, who told him, "My little man, I am making a strange wish for you. It is that you may never be president of the United States."49

FDR was the first president to appear on television.

An unemployed bricklayer attempted to assassinate FDR in 1933. He missed and killed Chicago mayor Anton Cermak instead.50

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