Browse the "Did You Know" Files

  • » A
  • » B
  • » C
  • » D
  • » E
  • » F
  • » H
  • » I
  • » L
  • » M
  • » N
  • » O
  • » P
  • » R
  • » S
  • » T
  • » U
  • » V
  • » W

Did You Know?Did You Know?

Presidents (U.S.) - Died in Office

From 1840 - 1980, every President of the U.S. who was elected in a year ending in a zero had died in office (or had an attempt made on his life). "Astrologers theorize that the 'zero factor' has to do with the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn which meet every twenty years on the same degree of the zodiac."

Assassinated
Abraham Lincoln, elected in 1860, was assassinated on April 15, 1865
James Abram Garfield, elected in 1880, was assassinated on September 19, 1881
William McKinley, elected in 1900, was assassinated on September 14, 1901
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, elected in 1960, was assassinated on November 22, 1963

Died in Office
William Henry Harrison, elected in 1840, died April 4, 1841 of pneumonia
Warren Gamaliel Harding, elected in 1920, died of a stroke on August 2, 1923
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, elected in 1940, died on April 12, 1945 from a cerebral hemorrhage

Note: President Ronald Wilson Reagan, elected in 1980, survived an assassination attempt on 3-30-81.

George W. Bush, elected in 2000, has ended the "zero factor" by leaving office alive.

View similarly tagged entries:

crime, government, people, statistics

Related Information:

Books

Last updated by harbisons on Dec. 15, 2009

Disclaimer...

While the Library has verified the information presented in these files in what it considers to be reliable and authoritative sources, it cannot take responsibility for nor guarantee the accuracy of the information presented.