He was the only American President who had been a prisoner of war.

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Ulysses Grant

Today in History: Born on August 10

1753

Edmund Jennings Randolph, governor of Virginia and first U.S. attorney general.

1810

Camillo di Cavour, helped bring about the unification of Italy under the House of Saxony.

1874

Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States (1929-1933).

1909

Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar.

1909

George W. Crockett, first African-American lawyer with the U.S. Department of Labor.

1928

Jimmy Dean, singer, actor, TV host and businessman.

1928

Eddie Fisher, American singer.

1933

Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer whose Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine revolutionized Formula One racing.

1945

Harriet Miers, White House counsel.

1948

Patti Austin, Grammy Award-winning singer and actress ("Real Me").

1952

Daniel Hugh Kelly, film and TV actor (The Good Son).