|01. Three presidents married their First Ladies while in office.|
John Tyler, Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson all married during their term.
|02. In 1850, Lucy Webb Hayes was the first First Lady to earn a degree.|
She earned a liberal arts degree at Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College.
|03. The Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington exists still because of Dolley Madison.|
She managed to save it during the War of 1812 right before the White House was burned.
|04. Abigail Adams was the first First Lady to live in DC.|
However, it wasn't for long and she wasn't a fan.
|05. The oldest First Lady during the time of her "reign" was Florence Harding.|
She was 61 at the start of her husband's term.
|06. Eleanor Roosevelt refused Secret Service protection.|
Instead, she learned how to shoot with her own pistol.
|07. Abigail Adams was the first woman to be both a wife and a mother to presidents.|
She was married to John Adams and was mother to John Quincy Adams.
|08. Andrew Jackson's wife was technically a bigamist.|
She married him before she was technically divorced from her first husband.
|09. Louisa Adams, John Quincy Adams' wife, was the only First Lady to be born in another country.|
She was from England.
|10. James Polk's wife worked as the president's secretary while in the White House.|
And she did so without taking a salary.
|11. Ellen Wilson was the only professional artist to become a First Lady.|
After she passed away, Woodrow Wilson got remarried - to a direct descendant of Pocahontas
|12 Barbara Bush wrote a rather unique memoir.|
It was from the perspective of her dog!