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Quick facts, trivia and snippets of information about Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and work!

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890.
  • Eisenhower was nicknamed “General Ike” & “Duckpin”.
  • Dwight Eisenhower was the only US President who served in both World War I and World War II.
    Eisenhower Facts

    War hero Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the Nation’s desire for world peace.

  • Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower played a key role in the closing stages of the Korean War which ended in 1953.
  • Eisenhower was the first president who was a licensed pilot, and he initiated the use of Air Force One.
  • President Eisenhower signed the bill creating NASA, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • President Eisenhower signed the first Civil Rights legislation in 1960. The bill addressed the rights of black Americans to vote.
  • Ike was the first President to submerged in an atomic-powered submarine.
  • He was the first retired president to have Secret Service Agents assigned to him.
  • He was a superstitious president, he always carried three coins with him for good luck!
  • Dwight Eisenhower died in Washington, D.C. on March 28, 1969. He as 78.
  • Eisenhower is also the only 20th century president who was bald.  Finally, Eisenhower became the first president to appear on color television.
  • An avid golfer, Dwight Eisenhower played more than a hundred rounds per year.