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About George Washington's Birthday

When is George Washington's Birthday? This special day is always February 22

George Washington’s birthday is today. The “Father of His Country”, George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He became commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775 and fought a long and arduous war for freedom from British rule. The war was finally over in 1781, when the Continental Army with the help of the French, forced British General Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown.

In 1787, Washington was unanimously elected president by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. He took the oath of office in 1789. He served two terms of office from 1789 until 1797.

After the presidency, Washington retired to his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia where he died on December 14, 1799, of a throat infection.

Quiz: What is George Washington’s most famous quote? Answer

George Washington Trivia

  • His first career as an adult was as a professional surveyor.
  • He led the Continental Army to victory over British forces in the Revolutionary War.
  • He owned a whiskey distillery.
  • He was the first President of the United States of America.
  • Washington had no children. It is speculated that he was infertile.
  • He served two terms.
  • He did not have a middle name.
  • His hair was all real.

How to Celebrate George Washington's Birthday Day

  • Read a history book on George Washington.
  • Learn more about the Revolutionary War.
  • Have a piece of cherry pie.

Today's Quote

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – – George Washington

Fun Stuff

More February 22 Holidays

Here are more February 22 holidays and events we are certain you will enjoy:

Be Humble Day

International World Thinking Day

National Margarita Day

Walking the Dog Day

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Recipe of the Day: Cherry Popovers

Plant of the Day: Cactus

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