President George Washington’s Birthday 2017

Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze,_MMA-NYC,_1851 - CopyToday is the anniversary of the birth of George Washington, our first president.


Did you know that Washington was actually, technically, born on February 11, 1731, not February 22, 1732? How could it be that he has two dates of birth? (Something he has in common with a former president we know only too well.)

According to Wikipedia:

George Washington was the first child of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his second wife Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789), born on their Pope’s Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was born on February 11, 1731, according to the Julian calendar and Annunciation Style of enumerating years then in use in the British Empire. The Gregorian calendar was adopted within the British Empire in 1752, and it renders a birth date of February 22, 1732.

How many of you who are into genealogy ever considered which calendar was in use at the time, if any of your own ancestors were born in the British Empire before 1752?

No wonder it’s so common to run across an ancestor who didn’t seem to know his own date of birth!

In any case, February 22 is the date that We the People of the United States of America accept as George Washington’s birthday. So,

Happy Birthday to our first president,

George Washington!

We owe you more than you can ever know.  God bless and keep you.



111 responses to “President George Washington’s Birthday 2017

  1. Tom Perez new DNC Chair. 🙂

  2. POTUS TRUMP weekly address. 😀

  3. GOT “REAL” OVER-DUE WORK 2 do 4 the GOOD of WE the PEOPLE
    as them … “low’ lifers “PLAY WITH EACH OTHER” !!! trash on suckers

  4. A PATSY …. BORN every ….SECOND! …. enough already …

  5. Here’s a bookend to the LYING FAKE NEWS wherein the black reporter, April Ryan, falsely attacked President Trump by saying that he said “whites people built this country.” A LIE. He said nothing of the sort. But look what Ramos said:

    “JORGE RAMOS, SENIOR NEWS ANCHOR, UNIVISION: I am an immigrant, just like many of you. I am a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. My name is Jorge Ramos, and I work at Univision and at the Fusion network. And you know exactly what is going on here in the United States. There are many people who do not want us to be here, and who want to create a wall in order to separate us. But you know what? This is also our country. Let me repeat this: OUR country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave. We are nearly 60 million Latinos in the United States. And thanks to US, the United States eats, grows and, as we’ve seen today, sings and dances. So when they attack us, we already know what we are going to do. We are not going to sit down. We will not shut up. And we will not leave. That is what we are going to do. …”

    If you’re illegal, oh, yes, you will leave.

  6. The WAR of the R O S E S !!! … man I L O V E D that movie….
    Them …PRESS R GET-in’ …PRESSED!!! YEP! PUT that “NAME”

  7. O’ .. if HE SEES IT! ..HE willTRASH IT 2 death!!! as WTP KNOW
    BUTT’ ….unless it’s ….. very very dark’… in HIS FAVOR!!!!


    Read it and weep. More Obama mendacity. Covered up by the media, because have YOU heard about this?


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