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Former US President, George W Bush, who's in town for a 'private affair', will fly back to his country tonight. CS brings you some trivia on this 43rd US president (from 2001 to 2009) who started the War on Terror:



>> Bush was born on the same day (July 6, 1946) as one of his favourite actors, Sylvester Stallone.

>> He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland, Texas in 1975 and worked in the energy industry until 1986.

>> At a backyard barbeque in 1977, friends introduced him to Laura Welch, a schoolteacher and librarian. Bush proposed to her after a three-month courtship, and they married on November 5 of that year.

>> Prior to his marriage, Bush had multiple episodes of alcohol abuse. He says his wife has had a stabilising effect on his life.

>> He was the first president in over a decade to win the majority of the popular vote (51 per cent). The last presidential nominee to do so was his father, George Bush.

>> He is the first US president to hold an MBA degree.

>> The 9/11 terrorist attacks were a major turning point in Bush's presidency, triggering a global War on Terror.

>> He loves to collect autographed baseballs and owns over 250.

>> Bush is the only US president till date to have multiple African-American cabinet members.

>> He is the only US president to enter office with a felony conviction on his record.

>> In his free time, Bush enjoys playing golf.

>> His 1500-acre Crawford, TX, ranch is named Prairie Chapel.

>> Bush mostly reads 'serious historical non-fiction' for pleasure.

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