Who was the first president born in the United States?

Who was the first president born in the United States?

Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was the eighth President of the United States (1837–1841). Before his presidency, he was the eighth Vice President (1833–1837) and the tenth Secretary of State (1829–1831), both under Andrew Jackson.

Do all fish have eyes?

No. Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean’s surface do not have eyes.

Who was the first to go to the North Pole?

First to reach the Geographic North Pole (disputed): there are two claimants, Frederick Cook, accompanied by two Inuit men, Ahwelah and Etukishook, on April 21, 1908 and Robert Edwin Peary and his employee Matthew Henson and four Inuit men Ootah, Seegloo, Egingway, and Ooqueah on April 6, 1909.

When did the elephant bird become extinct?

Madagascar’s giant, flightless elephant birds were once a common sight on the island, certainly up until the 17th century. It is generally believed that the elephant bird’s extinction resulted from human activity, perhaps not surprising when one of their giant eggs would have fed an entire family.

What is the purpose of a caboose?

A caboose is a manned North American rail transport vehicle coupled at the end of a freight train. Cabooses provided shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were required for switching and shunting, and to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, or overheating axles (hot boxes).

Why were people afraid to eat tomatoes?

Scholars think Hernán Cortés brought the seeds in 1519 with the intent of the fruits being used ornamentally in gardens. By the 1700s, aristocrats started eating tomatoes, but they were convinced the fruits were poison because people would die after eating them. In reality, the acidity from the tomatoes brought out lead in their pewter plates, so they’d died of lead poisoning.

How many square feet is the Winchester Mystery House?

Some statistics about the mansion: 24,000 square feet, 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 52 skylights, 47 fireplaces, 40 bedrooms, 40 staircases, 13 bathrooms, six kitchens, three elevators, two basements and one shower.

How are Teddy and FDR related?

Distantly. They were fifth cousins to each other. However, Franklin’s wife, Eleanor, was Theodore’s niece (the daughter of his brother Elliot). This makes her more closely related to Theodore than Franklin was.