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A Brief History of ´President´s Day´
Posted By: locomotivebreath1901      2/18/2013 1:36:59 PM
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President´s Day originally began as an unofficial day of remembrance for George Washington after his death 1799. His birthday of February 22nd marked the day.

"At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the 1832 centennial of his birth and the start of construction of the Washington Monument in 1848 were cause for national celebration."





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