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Posts Tagged ‘George Washington’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/9/20 – UNITED STATES NAMING DAY!

The United Colonies of America? Between July 4th and September 9th, 1776, that’s what America was called, but the sound of “UCA! UCA!” didn’t cut it with members of the Continental Congress, so they officially changed it after running through most of the alphabet for the letter […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/3/20 – TREATY OF PARIS DAY!

They took their time ending wars in the 18th century, when all they had was dial-up, and cell phone service was worse than AT&T’s. British Major General Cornwallis had surrendered to George Washington almost 2 years before, ending the American Revolution, but it took that long to […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/6/20 – DOLLAR DAY!

Today really is all about the Benjamins. And the Georges and Abrahams and Ulysses and Andrews and Alexanders. It was July 6, 1785 when the brand new country called the United States of America decided it was about time they had their own currency, making today NATIONAL […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/17/20 – PRESIDENTS DAY!

Used to be that only 2 presidents got A Day, and they were our Top 2 –  Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22), and on their actual birthdays, which were were both national holidays no matter what day of the week on which they happened to […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/23/20 – JOHN HANCOCK DAY!

He wasn’t an insurance man, but a wealthy Boston merchant and community leader who, along with his childhood friend John Adams, came of age at a time of increasing conflict with the British Crown, with Boston as the center of revolutionary thought, making today NATIONAL JOHN HANCOCK […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/11/20 – ALEXANDER HAMILTON DAY!

He was born January 11, 1755, in Charlestown, capital of the Caribbean Island of Nevis, which remains in British hands to this day. He sought his education in the North American colonies, which do not remain in British hands, thanks to him and his fellow Founders, so […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/19/19 – VALLEY FORGE DAY

On December 19, 1777, George Washington’s Continental Army settled into their winter quarters. Only trouble was, there were no quarters, just a freezing cold valley. To keep his men warm, General Washington set them to chopping down trees, dragging them for miles back to camp, and building […]

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