Harry attended high school in Independence, Missouri from 1900-1905.
Together with Bess, Harry had only one child-a daughter-Mary Margaret, who turned out to write stories including Murder At The White House in 1980 and Murder At The Pentagon in 1992.
Harry is sometimes called a "haberdasher" because he ran an unsuccessful men's clothing store in Kansas City from 1919-1922. He spent years repaying the debts from the store.
He recognized the State of Israel 11 minutes after it declared itself a nation on May 14, 1948.
He served a total of 81 days as Vice-President of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt.
He made nine appearances on the cover of Time magazine.
Harry married Bess Wallace on June 28, 1919, and they remained married until Harry's death in 1972. Bess died ten years later in 1982.
He was a member of the United States Democratic party.
He is a member of the Baptist church.
The S in Harry S Truman dosen't stand for anything.
Mentioned in the song "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel.
He dropped the Atomic bomb on Japan during WW2.
He was the first president to give a speech on television.
He was a Captain in the field artillery in World War I.
Truman was the first president to be paid a salary of $100,000.
Harry S Truman was a great-nephew of John Tyler.
Truman loved to play the piano.
He was the first president to travel underwater in a modern submarine.
He was playing Poker when he learned he was to be president.
Harry S. Truman: Alway be sincere, even if you don't mean it.