While most of Martin Luther King Jr.’s family became liberal Democrats, his niece Alveda King became a conservative Republican. While she tried to incorrectly paint her uncle as a symbol of her political philosophy, she did the same for Rosa Parks when she died in 2005. After her death, Alveda claimed Parks was a championContinue reading “Fun Fact: Alveda King Vs Rosa Parks”
In 1960, John F. Kennedy narrowly defeated Richard Nixon in the presidential election. Nixon campaigned in all fifty states (to the best extent), while JFK focused on battleground states.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) may be a high-ranking member of the United States Senate, but he’s also a huge Batman fan. He’s been given cameo appearances in Batman: The Animated Series, the 1997 film Batman and Robin, the 2008 film The Dark Knight, and the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. His most notable roleContinue reading “Fun Fact: The American Senator Who Is The Batman Nerd Supreme”
When FDR was convinced to replace his long-serving Vice President Henry Wallace by the Democratic Party in the 1944 presidential election, the soon-former Vice President worked a little in the Truman cabinet after FDR’s death. In 1948 he ran for president under the Progressive Party ticket, which gained him little votes, as he didn’t seemContinue reading “Fun Fact: Progressive Party Candidate Henry Wallace”
John F. Kennedy was the first president inaugurated with a living grandparent, which was his maternal grandmother.