Weird History: 7
The Black And Red Of It All
On January 8, 1835, the United States under President Andrew Jackson, for the first and only time, completely paid off its national debt. They still owed $33,000 plus, but who’s counting? This was done by the sale of public lands in the West. The country went debt-free for a short period of time. Our national debt today is over 27 trillion dollars.
Hey Brother—can you spare a dime?
On a side note: George Herbert Walker Bush is the only president with four names.