Are you looking forward to a three-day weekend? President’s Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 19, 2024. The Federal holiday is a day to remember all U.S. presidents. Here are some fun facts about a few presidents.
- Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, carried letters, bills, and notes in his tall stovepipe hat.
- George Washington is the first president to be featured on a postage stamp.
- Ronald Reagan, our 40th president, broke the so-called “20-year curse,” in which every president elected in a year ending in zero died in office.
- Abraham Lincoln was the tallest of the U.S. presidents, measuring 6’ 4” tall.
- Virginia is the birthplace of more United States presidents than any other state, followed by Ohio and Massachusetts.
- Harry S. Truman was the first president to have his Inauguration and speeches televised.
- The first seven presidents were Immigrants as they were born in England and immigrated to the colonies. Martin Van Buren, our 8th President, was the first president born as a citizen of the States!
- Only Two Presidents Signed the Constitution. Presidents James Madison and George Washington were the only two presidents to sign the United States Constitution.
- Thomas Jefferson was an architect who designed buildings for the University of Virginia and his famous home in Monticello.
- Teddy Roosevelt was fond of boxing, leaving him blind in one eye.
- Barack Obama won a Grammy Award in 2006 as a voice artist in the audiobook Dreams From My Father.
- Bill Clinton was a saxophonist and was also in a band in high school.
- Ronald Reagan was an actor and comedian and is known for the infamous statement after his assassination attempt, “I forgot to duck”!
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