Who is the Only U.S. President Born on the 4th of July? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Who is the Only U.S. President Born on the 4th of July?

PLYMOUTH, Vt.  In the Vermont hamlet where Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge was born, folks will celebrate his star-spangled birthday the way they always do. They'll gather at noon Sunday on the village green in Plymouth, Vt., where a state National Guard contingent and a color guard trailed by hundreds of people will walk down to Coolidge's cemetery. A wreath provided by the White House will be placed at the gravesite of the much-maligned president.

A new museum is scheduled to open in Vermont and a symposium is planned to revisit his presidency as Coolidge's back-to-basics government philosophy is making him a darling of tea partiers. Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on the Fourth of July.

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