Friday, February 18, 2011

President's Week

I remember when I went to school, we got off one day for President's Day not a whole week.  Times are changing.  I'm really not going to complain, because this week off is allowing me to go home and visit family.  So for this upcoming week, I won't be blogging but enjoying family.

I will leave everyone with a couple of facts about President Washington and President Lincoln.

  1. George Washington was born February 22, 1732. He served as our nations first president from 1789-1797.
  2. George Washington suffered from the following illnesses : malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery and pneumonia
  3. George Washington was the only president who was unanimously elected. He ran unopposed for both terms. He declined to run for a third term, setting a precedent which held until 1940.
  4. George Washington never attended any school or college, he was educated as a child by his father and brother, and also self-educated as he became an adult.
  5. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809, and died April 15th 1865 at the age of fifty six.
  6. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S president at 6ft 4 inches.
  7. He was the first president to have a beard.
  8. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address of 1863 became one of the most quoted speeches in history.

Have a great week and I'll see you back here on March 1st for the new cupcake of the month!

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