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