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The History of Presidents' Day

The History of Presidents' Day
the

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of

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day began in 1880 following President George Washington's death in 1799 his February 22nd birthday became an annual day of remembrance in the United States at the time George Washington was considered the most important figure in American

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this is before I came along right over the years President Abraham Lincoln's February 12th birthday was also celebrated in many states started combining the two presidential birthdays into one February holiday the
the history of presidents day
official shift to a National

Presidents

Day began in the late 1960s when the US Congress proposed the measure known as the uniform Monday holiday Act this act included a provision to combine Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's birthday into one three-day weekend in 1971 the celebrations of Washington and Lincoln were finally rolled into one national holiday on the third Monday of February each year while Washington and Lincoln still remained the two most recognized American leaders
the history of presidents day

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Day was also expanded to recognize all US

presidents

now here's an interesting

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nugget for you although the date for

Presidents

Day floats each year it never lands on the actual birthday of any American president George Washington William Henry Harrison Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan were all born in February but their birthdays all come either too early or too late to overlap with

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