Two former presidents share November 2 birthday

Presidents James K. Polk and Warren G. Harding share a November 2 birthday.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR ) - Happy birthday, Mr. President(s)!

Two former U.S. presidents, James K. Polk and Warren G. Harding, were born on November 2, the only date on the calendar to feature the birth of two presidents.

Polk was born on this date in 1795 in North Carolina, while Harding was born 70 years later in north central Ohio, on November 2, 1865 - a little more than 16 years after the death of his fellow celebrant.

While the two men share the historic distinction of sharing a birthday, they don't necessarily fare as well in the memories of Americans. According to the quiz website Sporcle, Polk and Harding are in the bottom third of presidents guessed among the nearly eight million users who have taken the "US Presidents Quiz," with 70.4% of participants identifying Polk and only 57.4% remembering the Harding presidency.

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