|The Curse of Tippecanoe
||[Jul. 17th, 2007|09:54 am]
Mysteries and Paranormal in Michigan and elsewhere
Curse of Tippecanoe:|
Starting in 1840, every president who entered office on the 20th year has died or been assassinated while in office until the year of 1960. This includes the years 1840, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1920, 1940, and 1960. However, in 1980, Reagan was shot but survived, thus ending this curse...or has it? President Bush was sworn in 2000, so if he dies in office, it may still be on.
Wikipedia: "The pattern was broken by Ronald Reagan, who was elected in 1980 and served two full terms; however, he barely survived an assassination attempt early in his first term and, like the presidents who had died in office, Reagan was succeeded in office by his vice president, George H. W. Bush. In the process, Bush became the first incumbent vice-president in 152 years to win a presidential election, the last one having been Martin Van Buren (who was elected in 1836, in the last election before the zero curse began)."