A history of presidential firsts

POSTED: 6:18 PM Oct 30 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM 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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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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