All About Presidents Day

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments


Presidents Day is the celebration of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. This holiday is celebrated every 3rd Monday of February. This year it is on February 18, 2013.

George Washington was born February 22, 1732, in Pope’s Creek, Virginia.  He was nicknamed “Father of his Country.” Although his education was eqivalent to an elementary education, he became the first president of the U.S. in 1789. He was in office until 1797. On January 6, 1759, George Washington married Martha Custis. On December 14, 1799, he died in Mount Vernon,Virginia.

Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1732 in Harden (now Larue) County, Kentucky. His nickname is “Honest Abe.” In 1861, he became the 16th president of the U.S. and was in office until 1865.  On November 4,1852, he married Mary Todd. They had 4 children, Robert (1843-1882)Edward (1846-1850), William (1850-1862), and Thomas (Tad) (1853-1871). As for Abraham, he died April 15, 1865 in Washington D.C. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetry in Springfield, Illinois.

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