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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-11-2021

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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10 PRESIDENTS' DAY DEALS 2021 FEBRUARY 11-17, 2021 | THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER ANSWERS 1. Dwight Eisenhower held the first news conference. It was recorded Jan. 19, 1955. Live news conferences first happened under President John F. Kennedy in 1961. 2. Martin van Buren, the eighth president, took office in 1837. 3. Ronald Reagan divorced Jane Wyman in 1948. He married Nancy Reagan in 1952. 4. James Madison was only 5'4". 5. John Quincy Adams. If it was too cold, he'd opt for a hike instead. 6. William Howard Taft. 7. Joseph R. Biden was 78 years and 2 months old at his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. 8. Two. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. 9. Theodore Roosevelt won the prize in 1906 after mediating peace between Russia and Japan. 10. Gerald Ford was offered a con- tract by both the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers. 11. Woodrow Wilson. 12. Andrew Jackson was report- edly involved in more than 100 duels, most to defend the honor of his wife, Rachel. 13. Gerald Ford. 14. Barack Obama. 15. William Howard Taft in 1912. 16. John Quincy Adams in 1843. 17. Dwight D. Eisenhower. ANSWERS 1. The White House was first painted white in 1798 to pro- tect the exterior stone from moisture and cracking during freezes. In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt first named the Executive Mansion the White House to differentiate it from most states' executive mansions for their governors. 2. President George Washington marked the north walls and entrance of the White House. He chose the location and posi- tion for the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue because the street linked the White House and the Capitol. 3. What is now a second-floor bedroom was once Lincoln's office and Cabinet Room. During the Truman years, it was renovated to the Victorian style, including a rosewood bed purchased by Mary Todd Lincoln. Laura Bush refurbished the room in 2002, adding documents, photographs and descrip- tions of the Lincoln-era White House. 4. • April 4, 1841, President William Henry Harrison. • Sept. 10, 1842, first lady Letitia Tyler. • July 9, 1850, President Zachary Taylor. • Feb. 20, 1862, Willie Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. • Dec. 15, 1873, Frederick Dent, first lady Julia Grant's father. • Jan. 1, 1883, Elisha Hunt Allen, minister of the Kingdom of Hawaii to the U.S. • Oct. 25, 1892, first lady Caroline Harrison. • Aug. 6, 1914, first lady Ellen Wilson. • Dec. 5, 1950, Charles G. Ross, White House press secretary. • Dec. 5, 1952, Margaret Wallace, first lady Bess Truman's mother. 5. It's had two different pools since the 1930s. An indoor pool opened June 2, 1933, for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon covered the pool to build the press briefing room. President Gerald R. Ford, an avid swimmer, put in a pool outside on the White House grounds in 1975. 6. England decommissioned the HMS Resolute, British navy ship specially outfitted for Arctic exploration, and made a desk out of its timbers. Queen Victoria presented the desk to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880. The Resolute Desk has been used on the second floor of the White House, the ground floor and in the Oval Office. WHITE HOUSE From Page 9 PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA From Page 8 COLOR SAMPLES BUY 1 GET 1 FREE with mention of this ad Cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount Offer ends 02/28/21 (401) 76PAINT (401) 765-3128 900 Victory Highway Slatersville Plaza, Slatersville, RI Monday – Friday 7-5 Saturday 8-3 Get the Perks of Personal Attention • Paints • Stains • Wallpaper • Carpet • Laminate & more RONALD & NANCY REAGAN TAFT WILSON

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