February 16, 2015
The third Monday in February was once set aside to honor our first president, George Washington, but has since been designated as the day to honor all U.S. presidents. Here’s a little presidential trivia:
- The first “unofficial” observance of President’s Day was in 1800, the year after George Washington died. It was many years later that it became a federal holiday.
- There have been 43 people sworn into office, and 44 presidencies: Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms.
- The most common religious affiliation among presidents has been Episcopalian, followed by Presbyterian.
- Barack Obama is not only the first African American president but also the first born outside the continental United States. He was born in Hawaii.
- Four presidents won the popular vote but lost the presidency, the most recent of which was Al Gore, who lost to George W. Bush in 2000.
Happy Presidents’ Day from MRG Apartment Communities!
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