William Henry Harrison在对待美国原住民时几乎就是一个畜生。在1811年的蒂珀卡努河战役中，他的部队杀死了最有权势最有魅力的美国原著领导人特古梅斯。这件事情看似无伤大雅，但是却导致了美国历史上最恐怖的一个诅咒，直接导致了所有在以0结尾的年份就认的总统的死亡。
William Henry Harrison (and America) was kind of a jerk when it came to dealing with Native Americans. At the battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, his troops killed the powerful, charismatic Native American leader, Tecumseh. This seemingly innocuous (yeah, it sucks, but it happened for like, a hundred years before that) happening led to one of the creepiest curses in American history, leading to a death sentence for any president inaugurated in a year ending with a zero:
1840—William Henry Harrison is elected on the slogan “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!” as a war hero. He died after serving only one month as the president from a cold.
1860—Abraham Lincoln survived the five year long Civil War, only to be shot by Lee Harvey Oswald five days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered, on April 14, 1865.
1880—James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau, a disgruntled job applicant on July 2, 1881, and died September 19, 1881.
1900 年连任的第25位总统,共和党人麦坎尼(William McKinley)1901年被柯佐罗滋(Leon Czolgosz)枪杀,死在任上。
1900—William McKinley was elected for his second term in 1900, and was shot by Leon F. Czolgosz on September 6, 1901.
1920年当选的第29位总统,共和党人哈丁(Warren Gamaliel Harding)1920年暴病而死。有人相信是哈丁陷入腐败丑闻,为了免于受弹劾羞辱,哈丁夫人毒死了亲夫。哈丁25岁时娶了30岁的离婚女人,即后来的哈丁夫人。这个女人成功地发展了他们的报纸商业,并把哈丁送上了政坛。
1920—Warren G. Harding, after a scandal filled presidency, died on August 2, 1923 of a stroke, while on his “Voyage of Understanding”.
1940年连任的第32位总统,民主党人罗斯福(Franklin D Roosevelt)是1945年病死在任上的。
1940—Franklin Delano Roosevelt, elected for his third presidential term in 18940, died April 12, 1945 of a cerebral hemorrhage.
1960年当选的第35位总统,民主党人甘乃迪(John F. Kennedy)是1963年被遇刺身亡的。
1960—John F. Kennedy, the youngest man to ever be elected president, was gunned down on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald (or whatever).
1980 年当选的第40位总统,共和党人列根(Ronald W. Reagan)1980年遇刺,身负重伤大难不死,是唯一逃过“特科抹人诅咒”的总统。刺客只是为了向女演员Jolie Foster献爱心(love offering)。
1980—Ronald Reagan, the oldest man and first movie star to ever be elected, survived an attempted assassination on March 30, 1981. He is considered to have broken Tecumseh’s curse—but over 100 years is not so bad, as far as really dependable curses go.
2010-09-19 16:07 编辑：kuaileyingyu
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