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John Adams

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When did Adams die?

Adams died on July 4, 1826—ironically the same day as rival and friend Thomas Jefferson. Legend has it that on his deathbed he uttered the words: “Thomas Jefferson still lives.” However, unknown to Adams, Jefferson had died a few hours earlier. Only four presidents lived to be nonagenarians—Adams, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan.



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