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President George Washington’s Birthday 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 23:11
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Today is the anniversary of the birth of George
Washington, our first president.


Did you know that Washington was actually, technically, born on
February 11, 1731, not February 22, 1732? How could it be that he
has two dates of birth? (Something he has in common with a
former president we know only too well.)

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George Washington was the first child of title="Augustine Washington" href=
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(1694–1743) and his second
wife ""
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(1708–1789), born on their
"George Washington Birthplace National Monument" href=
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near present-day "nofollow" title="Colonial Beach, Virginia" href=
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in "Westmoreland County, Virginia" href=
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. He was
born on February 11, 1731, according to the title="Julian calendar" href=
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and "New Year" href=
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of enumerating years then in
use in the British Empire. The "Gregorian calendar" href=
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was adopted within the
British Empire in 1752, and it renders a birth date of February 22,

How many of you who are into genealogy ever considered which
calendar was in use at the time, if any of your own ancestors were
born in the British Empire before 1752?

No wonder it’s so common to run across an ancestor who didn’t
seem to know his own date of birth!

In any case, February 22 is the date that We the People of the
United States of America accept as George Washington’s birthday.

Happy Birthday to our
first president,


We owe you more than you can ever know.  God bless and keep

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