Richard Lederer

Richard Lederer set to deliver unique take on U.S. History at senior center

Richard Lederer set to deliver unique take on U.S. History at senior center

RANCHO SANTA FE — Benjamin Franklin wanted the wild turkey to be the national bird, arguing that the bald eagle was “of a bad moral character.”

Ten fascinating facts about historic American Presidents

Ten fascinating facts about historic American Presidents

1. What two presidents died on the same day? Our second and third presidents–the only two presidential signers of the Declaration of Independence–John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, political rivals, then friends, both died on July 4, 1826, exactly fifty years after the Declaration became official.