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The Origin of President’s Day

I started asking myself, why do we celebrate President's Day?  Did we just mush Washington and Lincoln's birthday into one holiday?  Are we supposed to celebrate all the Presidents?  What is it?  I started doing a little research because apparently as you get older your forget certain things you learned as a child.

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This Day in History for December 31 — Times Square Celebrates, and More

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1879: Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (more info)

1907: The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square -- then known as Longacre Square -- in New York City (more info)

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This Day in History for December 27 — Radio City Music Hall Opens, and More

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1831: Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (more info)

1900: Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (more info)

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This Day in History for December 19 — House Impeaches Bill Clinton, and More

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1776: Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled 'The American Crisis' (more info)

1777: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (more info)

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This Day in History for October 15 — ‘I Love Lucy’ Debuts and More

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1917 – Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage (More info)

1951 – 'I Love Lucy,' starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, makes its television debut (More info)

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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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This Day in History for October 10 – Spiro Agnew Resigns and More

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1845 – The US Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Maryland, with 50 midshipmen students (More info)

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion (More info)

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This Day in History for October 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

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1871 – The Great Chicago Fire begins and goes on to kill 250 people, leave 100,000 people homeless, and destroy thousands of buildings (More info)

1956 – The New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history (More info)

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This Day in History for October 1 – Disney World Opens and More

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1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens (More info)

1946 – Twelve Nazi leaders are sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials (More info)

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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

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48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

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This Day in History for September 19 – Unabomber Manifesto Published and More

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1881 – US President James Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting (More info)

1934 – Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (More info)

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This Day in History for September 18 – US Capitol Cornerstone Laid and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1793 – George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building (More info)

1837 – Tiffany & Young -- later Tiffany and Co. -- is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City (More info)

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