The administration of Warren G. Harding, the 29th US president, was one of the most corrupt ever. It included the infamous Teapot Dome bribery scandal. Harding was a newspaper publisher whom one admirer promoted for the nomination because 'he looked like a president.' Harding died of a heart attack in office in 1923. Rumors at the time claimed he had either killed himself or was poisoned by his wife.
Today, in 1961 - John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. Kennedy’s quick wit made him “an immediate sensation,” according to reporters gathered at the scene.
William Howard Taft was the heaviest President, weighing in at more than 300 pounds. After Taft became stuck in the White House bath tub, he ordered a custom-made tub to be installed. The larger tub could fit four normal sized men, or one Taft.