Fun Fact: The President With a Coconut Shell On His Desk

John F. Kennedy was once stranded on an island during World War II with only coconuts for nourishment. He used a coconut as a paper weight on his presidential desk.

Fun Fact: The First Lady Who Hated The Name

While Jacqueline Kennedy was one of America’s most memorable First Ladies, she actually disliked the title. She advised her secretary once “The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.”

Fun Fact: JFK’s Maternal Grandfather

President John F. Kennedy’s maternal grandfather John F. Fitzgerald was also a notable Democratic politician. He served in Congress and as the Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.