20 Facts About Famous People Part Two

1. George Custer was the youngest man to ever become a general in the U.S. Army. He was 23 years old.

2. Julius Caeser’s autograph is worth 2 million dollars, but one has not been found yet.

3. George Washington wore a size 13 shoe.

4. The only person who’s birthday is a legal holiday all across the U.S. is George Washington.

5. After Custer’s Last Stand, Sioux Indian leader Chief Sitting Bull became an entertainer and toured the country with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

6. John Wayne had an 18 inch neck.

7. England’s Queen Anne (1665-1714) outlived all 17 of her children.

8. Mozart never went to school.

9. Smokey The Bear’s original name was Hotfoot Teddy.

10. Queen Elizabeth was an 18 year old mechanic in the English military.

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11. 53310761 was Elvis Presleys dog tag number.

12. In 1944, Fidel Castro was voted Cuba’s best schoolboy athlete. A lefthanded pitcher, Castro was later given a tryout by the Washington Senators but was turned down by the baseball club.

13. The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors.

14. A Duke is the highest rank you can achieve without being a king or a prince.

15. Julius Caesar was known as a great swimmer.

16. When Alexander Graham Bell passed away in 1922, every telephone served by the Bell system in the USA and Canada was silent for one minute.

17. On New Year’s Day, 1907, Theodore Roosevelt shook hands with 8,513 people.

18. The oldest person on record is Methuselah (969 years old).

19. Alexander Graham Bell never phoned his wife or mother because they were deaf.

20. Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously.

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