April 30: George Washington becomes the first ...

April 30: George Washington becomes the first President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here in the United States, Presidents’ Day is upon us, at least according to popular conception; actually, the legal name for the holiday is Washington’s Birthday (though George Washington’s birthday is February 22). For more fun facts and enjoyable enlightenment, read on:

The blog of the American Historical Association, AHA Today, brings you “Celebrating Presidents’ Day,” a page of exciting links including Presidential Libraries on YouTube and resources on presidential debates:
http://blog.historians.org/news/1576/celebrating-presidents-day

Test your presidential smarts at the President’s Day Quiz courtesy of CSMonitor.com (Christian Science Monitor online):
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0219/President-s-Day-Quiz/Longest-Inaugural-Address

Read a bit about each of the presidents at the History Channel’s Presidents’ Day feature; you can also watch videos and browse photo slideshows:
http://www.history.com/topics/presidents-day

An informative birthday tribute to George Washington, this page from the Library of Congress’ American Memory site has plenty of interesting links within:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/feb22.html

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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