george washington

What You Didn’t Know About George Washington
We always recognize George Washington’s birthday as February 22nd, but he was actually born on February 11th, 1731. The confusion is because the Julian Calendar was being used at the time he was born.  When Great Britain and the colonies went to the Gregorian Calendar in&nb…
What You Probably Didn’t Know About George Washington
Today (February 22), we celebrate the birthday of George Washington, born in 1732.  He was pretty sickly during his life – suffering from malaria, smallpox, pleurisy and dysentery, all before he was 30. He almost drowned twice when he fell into an icy river on his way back from an expedition to a Fr…
Dale’s Daily Data: George Washington
We always recognize George Washington’s birthday as February 22nd, but he was actually born on February 11th, 1731.  The confusion is because when he was born Great Britain and the colonies used the Julian Calendar.  It wasn’t until 1752 when Britain went to…