The History of Presidents' DayFeb 18, 2020
Presidents History Day began in 1880 after the death of President George Washington in 1799. His birthday on February 22 became an annual day of remembrance in the United States at the time when George Washington was considered the figure Most Important in American History This is Before I Came Right Over the years, President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, has also been celebrated in many states. He began combining the two presidential birthdays into a February holiday. Holiday Law This law 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 finally became a national holiday on the third Monday of February each year, while Washington and Lincoln remained the two most recognized American leaders Presidents' Day was also expanded to recognize everyone US Presidents Now here's some interesting historical information for you, although the date of Presidents Day floats around each year, it never falls on the actual birthday of any US President.
George Washington William Henry Harrison Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan were all born in February, but their birthdays come too early or too late to overlap with the
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