Trivia Question: Who was first to install a telephone in the White House?

Trivia Question: Who was first to install a telephone in the White House?

The first telephone, kept in a room alongside the telegraph, was installed in the White House in 1877 during President Hayes’ administration. It wasn’t until 1929 that President Hoover added a telephone to the Oval Office itself. The first typewriter arrived at the White House in 1880, and White House staffers started typing presidential letters instead of writing them by hand.

Theodore Roosevelt
Rutherford B. Hayes
Andrew Johnson
Grover Cleveland

The Answer: The correct answer is Rutherford B. Hayes.

Trivia Question: Who was the first President born in a hospital?

Trivia Question: Who was the first President born in a hospital?

Most babies were born at home until 20th-century advances in medicine made hospitals useful. Jimmy Carter, born in 1924, was the first U.S. President born in a hospital. However, when he went home to the family farm, his house lacked plumbing and electricity, so his upbringing still wasn’t quite so modern.

Harry S. Truman
Bill Clinton
Lyndon Johnson
Jimmy Carter

The Answer: The correct answer is Jimmy Carter.