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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 1752 with the new year starting on January 1st, his birthdate was adjusted. 

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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 French fort in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The story of how he cut down a cherry tree with his new axe never happened. It was made up by a biographer years after he died. 

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Left Handed Presidents – Dale’s Daily Data

All of us on the Breakfast Club are right handed. Not unusual because about 90 percent of people are. But what is unusual is that five of the last seven presidents have been left-handed - Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. A total of eight presidents have been lefties.

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Country Timeline:George Jones Has Burger King At His Wedding, And Minnie Pearl Passes Away

How cool is George Jones?  He's so cool that he doesn't get caught up in all the wedding hoopla that many celebrities get caught up in.  He takes his bride to Burger King for their reception!  But I guess that could happen when it's your 4th marriage.

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Upcoming Movies About Presidents

It's Presidents Day.  A day set aside to rememember the great men who once ran this nation.  We used to have to do that in 7th grade like every day.  It was called history class.  I didn't like it back then, but today it gives me a day off

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[VIDEO] Chia Presidents

Ok...I've seen it all now. When I was a kid, it was just the bull, the ram, or the bunny. I've seen them as Scooby Doo and as Spongebob Squarepants. I thought that they had done it all.

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