Washington’s Birthday

  Future soldier and first President of the United States of America George Washington was born on February 11, 1731, on Pope’s Creek Estate near Colonial Beach, Westmoreland Country, Virginia. If that sounds different from the date that you learnt in school, it is because that date is according to the Julian calendar and Annunciation Style of enumerating years then in use in the British … Continue reading Washington’s Birthday

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

Abraham Lincoln was born on  February 12, 1809, growing up to become an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War — its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States

On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois. He would become a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975. Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Between my freshman and junior years as … Continue reading Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Philatelist

Happy Birthday, FDR. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, is in my personal Top 5 of favorite U.S. presidents (others on that list include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy). While he had numerous accomplishments during his 12-year and 42-day administration, what interests me most about Franklin D. Roosevelt is his philatelic activities. Not … Continue reading President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Philatelist

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U.S. Inauguration Day

Since 1937, the inauguration ceremony for a new United States President occurs every four years on January 20, marking the commencement of a new presidential term. Inauguration Day takes place for each term of a president, even if he continues in office for a second term. The term of a president starts at noon (Eastern Time) on January 20 at which time the Chief Justice … Continue reading U.S. Inauguration Day