Sunday, January 11, 2004

George Washington

George Washington This is an excellent biography of the George Washington. It is from USA Presidents.

From the site:

George Washington ( February 22 , 1732 - December 14 , 1799 ) was the first ( 1789 - 1797 ) President of the United States of America and is recognized by Americans as " The Father of His Country ." (The earliest known image in which Washington is identified as such is on the cover of the circa 1778 Pennsylvania German almanac, Lancaster: Gedruckt bey Francis Bailey . This identifies Washington as "Landes Vater" or Father of the Land .)

George Washington's birthday is celebrated on February 22 using the Gregorian calendar , but under the Julian calendar , which was in use throughout Britain and its colonies at the time of this birth, he was born on February 11 .

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