A Little History of Presidents Day Replayed

I meant to post this yesterday, but the holiday got in the way. Originally posted two years ago. Today is President’s Day, a Federal holiday. The origin of the day was the celebration of George Washington’s birthday, February 22nd. Although an unofficial observance at first, it was made an official holiday in 1879 by Rutherford …

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  Today in the U.S. is the celebration of the Federal holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed on January 20, 1986. Some states resisted observing the holiday, but it was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time …

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