Fun facts about US Presidential elections 2016 and its contenders

by Aashna Jawal and May Ponzo

1. As a child, Hillary Clinton wrote to NASA inquiring to become an astronaut. NASA replied that girls could not be astronauts in their program.

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2. Hillary was one of the only 27 women in Yale Law class of 235.

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3. Hillary Clinton is one of the 200 women to run for president. Victoria Woodhull, leader of the Suffragette movement, ran for president in 1872, 50 years before women were even allowed to vote in the US.

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4. In 1975 Hillary Clinton applied to join the Marines but was rejected because she was too old, had bad eyesight and was a woman.

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5. Hillary Clinton said that what attracted her about Bill Clinton was that he was not afraid of her.

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6. Hillary Clinton appeared on Vogue in 1998 but refused a shoot in 2007 saying she didn’t want to look too feminine.

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7.Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana, was an alternate in Czech Olympic Ski Team.

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8. Donald Trump claims to never have had any alcohol, despite having his own brand of vodka.

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Photo courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. If Donald Trump is elected, he would be the oldest president, age 70, to be elected as a first term president.

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10. If elected, Donald Trump would be the second tallest US president after Lincoln. Lincoln was 6ft4 and Trump is 6ft3.

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11. If elected, Donald Trump would be the second ever divorced president of the US, after President Reagan.

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