A history of presidential firsts

Published On: Oct 30 2012 04:18:05 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 14 2016 11:00:00 PM PST

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

presidential firsts - William McKinley
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William McKinley -- First president to ride in an automobile (the electric ambulance that carried him to the hospital where he died)


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