Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#42 Bill Clinton

--The first of the post-WWII 'baby boom' generation to become president, Bill Clinton was also the first member of the Democratic Party since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second full term as president.

--Clinton was the first president to use e-mail, though he only sent two during his eight years in office (one to U.S. naval troops in the Adriatic Sea monitoring the civil wars in the former Yugoslavia, and one to John Glenn when he was in space on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1998).

--His impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1998 on perjury and obstruction of justice charges was only the second impeachment of a president in American history, following the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868, and was the first impeachment of an elected president. He was acquitted by the Senate after a highly partisan trial and vote.

--To date, Clinton is the most widely-traveled president in U.S. history.

--Bill Clinton could perfectly mimic whalesong.

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