Tecumseh’s curse, alternatively known as the curse of the Tippecanoe, was an alleged curse by Indigenous leader and William Tecumseh Sherman's namesake, Tecumseh. Tecumseh was killed in 1811 by later US president William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Following the latter’s death a month into his presidency, every United States president elected in a year divisible by 20 died in office until Ronald Reagan, ironically also the oldest president elected at the time. The list of victims included Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy. For reference, the only president who died in office whose name is not on this list is Zachary Taylor. The pattern and name were not recognized until more than a century into its alleged inception.