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Happy Presidents Day! Take a virtual tour of the White House

February 20, 2018

Happy Presidents’ Day! Today it is a time to honor all those who have held the highest political office in the United States, past and present. It’s also a great time to teach your child about history and some of the nation’s greatest leaders!

Start with taking a virtual tour of the white house! 

We have also put together a list of fun facts about presidents day:
  • This holiday is most commonly called President's Day, but the federal holiday is officially called Washington's Birthday. The day honors all of the previous presidents of the United States. 
  • George Washington was the only president unanimously elected. Meaning all of the state representatives voted for him.
  • Abraham Lincoln often stored things like letters and documents in his tall stove-piped hat.
  • Thomas Jefferson was also an accomplished architect. He designed his famous home at Monticello as well as buildings for the University of Virginia.
  • William Henry Harrison died just 32 days after becoming president. He died from a cold he got while standing in the rain giving his inauguration speech.
  • The "S" in Harry S. Truman does not stand for anything
  • Teddy Roosevelt was blind in his left eye due to an injury in a boxing match.
  • Originally falling on Washington’s actual birth date each year, Presidents’ Day was moved to the third Monday in February as a part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which was established to create more three-day weekends for workers.