Decoder Buzz George H.W. Bush birthday: five things about him you didn't know (or forgot) (+video)

President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday with a parachute jump. Here are a few tidbits you may have forgotten, or never known, about America's 41st president.

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President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by jumping out of a helicopter near his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Fulfilling a vow he made five years ago, Bush 41 made a tandem parachute jump from 6,000 feet with a retired member of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team, Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott.