July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!


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  Happy Wednesday everybody, and happy Independence Day, Americans!
  There's this piece of trivia I find so interesting that I learned in American History this year, and I figured today would be a good day to share it!
   Martin Van Buren was America's eighth president (did you know that? Want to know something else? Millard Fillmore was a president, too. Ever heard of him? Didn't think so! :)  Well, he was from a town called Kinderhook in New York. He gained the nickname, "Old Kinderhook" during his campaign, and his support groups were called "O.K. Clubs". "Old Kinderhook" is how he signed all presidential documents, once elected.  Well, eventually, as all powerful people do, he got lazy and started signing them "O.K.", his initials. After a bit, people said, "Hey, can you give this your O.K.?" And that's where we get the term "O.K." from. YES. THAT JUST HAPPENED.

  I'll have some Atlanta posts up soon!


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