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When three presidents died on the Fourth of July, Americans saw the work of God

From left, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe
From left, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe
Three of the first five presidents died on July 4. From left, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. (Getty Image)

On July 4, 1831, James Monroe died from heart failure and tuberculosis at his daughter’s house in New York City. The fifth U.S. president had attempted to write an autobiography, but was unable to complete it as his health slowly deteriorated after his wife died the year before.
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Scott Adams

Scott Adams

Scott Adams

 

Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat.

Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.

Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

 

"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.''