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Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. It was 
originally established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington, and it is still
officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22, Washington’s actual birth date, the holiday became
known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday
Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s
workers.

While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of
Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now
popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

 

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Ross Simpson

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Tim Maguire

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FOUNDING FATHER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1737

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The large and stylish signature of John Hancock on the United States
Declaration of Independence
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John Hancock (January 23, 1737– October 8, 1793)

Hancock was prominent figure of the American Revolution 
and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. He was also President of the Continental
Congress, the governing body of the United States during
the American Revolution.

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A Currier & Ives portrait entitled "John Hancock’s defiance: July 4th 1776,"

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Camille Bohannon

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