Presidents Day Omnibit Trivia 2-17-14

Presidents Day Omnibit Trivia 2-17-14 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

The federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February is not officially called Presidents’ Day, but rather Washington’s Birthday.

There was an attempt in 1968 to officially name it Presidents’ Day, which died in committee.

Many states, however, choose to call their own celebration on this day “Presidents’ Day.”

Of course, his real birthday is Feb. 22.

Unless, you consider that the calendar which was in effect in the British Empire at the time of the his birth in 1731 was the Julian which would make in Feb. 11.

Britain switched to the Georgian Calendar in 1752 hence his birthday is considered to be Feb. 22.

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