NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR: National Presidential Joke Day

Video

Welcome to August 11th on the National Day Calendar.

The leader of the free world isn’t someone you typically look to for a laugh, but some of the United States presidents have been really funny guys. Take for instance Martin Van Buren.

After he lost his re-election bid, he laughed, The two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it. Ulysses Grant, typically very stoic and serious, quipped, I only know two tunes, one of them is Yankee Doodle the other isn’t.

But our favorite presidential wisecrack may be from FDR. His wife Eleanor visited a prison to see a manufacturing site they had built there. An aide told the president that Eleanor wasn’t around because she had gone to prison. FDR replied: I’m not surprised. But what for?

On National Presidential Joke Day, have some fun learning about the silly side of our commanders-in-chief.

Today, we also celebrate National Raspberry Bombe Day.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 1

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 2

SVUW Donation Drive

Dickinson Backpacks

90 Years Old & 20 Years at Dickinson CVB

Friday, September 25th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Art Gallery

Airport Upgrades

New Food Truck

Free Masks

Talking about Suicide

Morton Co. Mitigation

Amber's Friday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 9/25

Friday Forecast: cooler and breezy

furry friday sept 25

ndc sept 25

WDA Volleyball

WDA Boy's Soccer

Minot Boy's Tennis

Community Clean up

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss