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Fri July 19, 2013
5 Odd Things Named After Presidents
Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 11:31 am
The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington was renamed for former President Bill Clinton this week. "President Clinton not only protected the environment, which saved thousands of lives," Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said when she introduced the idea, "he also maintained a strong economy and created jobs. Naming the EPA headquarters is a fitting way to honor his legacy."
1) Obamadon – an extinct lizard
2) Jimmy Carter Nuclear Submarine
3) Dwight D. Eisenhower Locomotive
4) Roosevelt Elk, named for Theodore Roosevelt
5) Cleveland Panic of 1893
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