Presidents Day! Did you know...
Did you know?
Presidents Day is celebrated every 3rd Monday in February!
It was established in 1885 to honor George Washington and is still officially called "Washington's Birthday" by the federal government!
George Washington's actual birthday is February 22nd-- Presidents Day was moved in 1971 as part of the "Uniform Monday Holiday Act" to create more 3 day weekends for workers!
Abraham Lincoln and George Washington share the same birth month-- 10 days apart (oh and 77 years)
Presidents Day is now a holiday to honor all U.S. presidents-- past and present!
Since the 1980's retailers have been using Presidents Day as an excuse for sales!
Presidents..they're just like us!!
They have pets: William Henry Harrison had a pet goat
They have talents: John Tyler was a violinist
They have relationship problems: James Buchanan was the only president to never marry
They continue their education: James Madison was Princeton University's first graduate student
They are risk-takers: John Quincy Adams was known to skinny-dip in the Potomac
They have nicknames: Zachary Taylor's nickname was "old rough and ready"
They enjoy a drink..or five: Andrew Johnson was reportedly drunk during his Inauguration
They break the law: Ulysses S. Grant received a speeding ticket...on a horse!
They gamble: Warren Harding lost the White House china in a poker game
They have a morning routine: Calvin Coolidge had a morning ritual in which someone rubbed Vaseline on his head while he ate breakfast in bed
They have real jobs that involve manual labor: Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer
They are funny: Ronald Reagan did stand-up comedy
They have school spirit: George W. Bush was a cheerleader in high school
They collect things: President Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comic books