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President's Day

George Washington was born in Westmoreland County in Colonial Virginia to Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. At the time George Washington was born, the Julian calendar was used throughout the land. Using the Julian calendar, George Washington’s date of birth was noted as February 11, 1731. When the calendar was updated to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, George’s birth date was moved to February 22, 1732.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. The nation celebrated Abraham’s birthday as a holiday on February 12th of every year until 1971 when the nation no longer observed separate holidays for each president.

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