Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Curse of Tecumseh
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Oddity
    (April 4, 1841-January 20, 1989)
    Curse: Anyone elected US President in a year ending in 00 since 1840, will die in office
    Allegedly claimed the lives of:
    1840 - William Henry Harrison (Deceased: April 4, 1841 - pneumonia)
    1860 - Abraham Lincoln (Deceased: April 15, 1865 - assassination)
    1880 - James Garfield (Deceased: September 19, 1881 - assassination)
    1900 - William McKinley (Deceased: September 14, 1901 - assassination)
    1920 - Warren Harding (Deceased: August 2, 1923 - stroke)
    1940 - Franklin Roosevelt (Deceased: April 12, 1945 - stroke)
    1960 - John F Kennedy (Deceased: November 22, 1963 - assassination)
    Not affected:

    1980 - Ronald Reagan (Deceased: June 5, 2004 - Natural causes)

    2000 - George W. Bush (Deceased: )

    There is no such thing as a curse!
    It was allegedly placed on William Henry Harrison in 1811 after he slaughtered Chief Tecumseh in a battle at Tippecanoe Creek.
    Another version places the administering of the curse with a medicine man in 1840, who stated 'Harrison shall die if the white man elects him their chief, as shall every white chief every 20 years after.'
    Allegedly, Franklin Roosevelt did not seek the Democratic nomination for President in 1920, fearing the curse.
    In 2004, Jesse Jackson stated that George W. Bush's avoiding of the curse is 'an example of his illegitimacy as President.'
    Jerry Falwell tried to explain Reagan's and Bush's survival of the curse 'an example of how God is smiling on the Republican party.'
    It gives bored people something interesting to think about.
    As an explanation for why Ronald Reagan survived the curse, despite being elected in 1980, astrologist Mark Dodich explained that, the alignments of Jupiter and Saturn are what feed the curse, as they align themselves under earth signs every 20 years, but in 1980 they aligned under an air sign, leading to Reagan's survival.
    Ripley's Believe it or Not published a list of all the Presidents elected in 00 years who died. They put a question mark next to 1960 (1948).

Credit: Blossman


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 138 Votes: 55.80% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 28 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 34 Votes: 55.88% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 51.72% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 69.77% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 175 Votes: 64.00% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 294 Votes: 63.27% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News