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Presidents' Day Facts

Facts about Presidents' Day

President's Day is a Federal holiday on the third Monday in February in the USA

What is President?

A United States federal holiday observed on the Third Monday in February. The original version of the holiday was in commemoration of George Washington's birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency).

Facts about President

The two future presidents who signed, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both died on the 50th anniversary of signing the Declaration in 1826.

The 'S' in Harry S. Truman does not stand for anything

James Madison and George Washington are the only presidents who signed the Constitution

John F. Kennedy was the first president who was a Boy Scout

Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born as a citizen of the United States. The presidents before him were born as British subjects

James K. Polk was the first president to have his photograph taken while in office

William Henry Harrison died just 32 days after becoming president. He died from a cold he got while standing in the rain giving his inauguration speech

Even though George Washington's birthday was February 22nd, the day is officially celebrated on the third Monday in February

Abraham Lincoln's birthday falls close to George Washington's, but Lincoln's is not a federal holiday. Some states still celebrate his birthday along with George Washington's

Even though Presidents' Day is a federal holiday, each state is free to call it what they choose and how to celebrate

Washington's Birthday can never occur on the public holiday. Under the Gregorian calendar Washington's Birthday was 22 February, but the holiday is observed on the third Monday in February, which cannot occur any later than February 21.

 

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