On August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas a baby under the name William Jefferson Blythe III better known today as Bill Clinton. He was born three months after his father died in a traffic incident. When he was young his mother brought him to his grandparents while she went to nursing school. His grandparents greatly impacted his learning, at three he was reading little books and counting. When William was four his mother remarried Roger Clinton, and when William was in high school he changed his last name to Clinton.