Facts about President's Day

Washington's Birthday is an American federal holiday on the third Monday in February that began in honor of George Washington.

To mark the day, here are 12 interesting facts about President's Day.

The 'S' in Harry S. Truman does not stand for anything President's Day Facts

James Madison and George Washington are the only presidents who signed the Constitution President's Day Facts

John F. Kennedy was the first president who was a Boy Scout President's Day Facts

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 President's Day Facts

James K. Polk was the first president to have his photograph taken while in office President's Day Facts

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 President's Day Facts

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

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 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 President's Day Facts

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

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. 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. President's Day Facts

Four presidents were born during February - Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, George Washington, and William Harrison. President's Day Facts

The tallest U.S. President was Abraham Lincoln at 6 feet 4 inches (193 centimeters), while the shortest was James Madison at 5 feet 4 inches (163 centimeters). President's Day Facts
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