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2.13.2014

Presidents Day activities

I was never particularly excited about this holiday except as a day off from school. My kids, however, love all national observances, commemorative days, and holidays. Plus, my eldest daughter is fascinated by rulers and leaders (note: not the same thing). She has read much of the Civipedia in Civilization (computer game). And, they are 10th cousins of President Obama through my father's interesting lineage.

Some quick facts:
  • Presidents Day: Third Monday in February (February 17, 2014)
  • Presidents Day isn't the official name.
  • It used to be called Washinton's Birthday (U.S. First President George Washington's actual birthday: February 22, 1732)
Fun stuff:
Birth of the US Constitution: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, talks to Sal about the birth of the US Constitution

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