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On this day in 1872, 30th president Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vermont

July 4

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On this day in 1872, 30th president Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vermont. He is the only U.S. president to share a birthday with the country he served. 🎂 🇺🇸 🎂⁠

After President Harding’s death in 1923, Vice President Coolidge took office, markedly cleaning up corruption from the previous administration and retaining the presidency by winning the 1924 election. Known as a pro-business Republican, his administration was defined by stability and decreased government spending.⁠

Did you know? Coolidge was known for his serious and quiet demeanor, earning the nickname “Silent Cal.” He wasn’t bothered by his reputation, however, but seemed to embrace it – “I think the American people want a solemn ass as president, and I think I shall go along with them.”⁠

Calvin Coolidge, Notman Studio, 1919⁠

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