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.

Dwight D Eisenhower
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White House photo

Dwight Eisenhower -- First president of 49 and then all 50 states (with both Hawaii and Alaska joining the union during his term) and the first president to hold a pilot's license


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