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!
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.