During President Andrew Jackson's open casket, his pet parrot, Poll, had to be removed as it would not stop squawking obscenities.
After ex-President Andrew Jackson died, they brought his pet parrot, Poll, into his viewing party. Poll soon had to be removed because he would not stop shouting obscenities.
More Jackson facts: Andrew Johnson killed one man who insulted his wife's honor, a Mr. Charles Dickinson. It was a gun duel. Dickinson fired first, hitting Jackson a mere 2 inches from his heart. Jackson didn't flinch, he just aimed, shot, and it was over. He carried the bullet with him throughout his life.
In 1835, a mentally disturbed man named Richard Lawrence fired two different guns at Jackson from point-blank range. Both weapons failed to fire. The odds of this happening were put at 1:125,000. Jackson then chased after Lawrence and beat him with his cane.