A history of presidential firsts

Posted: 7:18 PM EDT Oct 30, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Feb 15, 2016

The history of the American presidency is full of firsts -- from groundbreaking to the just plain goofy.

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Who was the first president with a phone in the White House? The first to be divorced? From George Washington to Barack Obama, there have been many firsts in the history of the American presidency. Here are just a few.


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