Tag: Presidents Day

Presidential trivia: 7 fascinating facts about American Presidents in honor of Presidents Day

<strong>Which President began the tradition of throwing a first pitch on Opening Day?</strong>
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On Opening Day April 15, 1910, President William Howard Taft threw out the ceremonial first pitch in the Washington Senators’  game against the Philadelphia Athletics.
<br><br> Source: <a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/04/president-taft-threw-out-the-first-first-pitch-103-years-ago-today-photo/">USA Today</a><br><br>
Photo of President Wilson throwing out the first pitch in 1916 from the Library of Congress.
Presidents Day is observed in the United States on the third Monday of February, was first established in 1885. See how much you know about Presidents and help your kids learn more about American leaders with the fun facts about Presidents (and their pet alligators, size, left handedness and much more) below. YOU MAY ALSO... Read more »

Presidents Day activities, trivia and history for kids

Originally created to honor George Washington, Presidents Day is now seen as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. Still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government, it became "popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers," according to <a href="http://www.history.com/topics/presidents-day">History.com</a>.
Happy Presidents Day! Take advantage of a chance to celebrate our A little history: The holiday, which is observed in the United States on the third Monday of February, was first established in 1885. This year, Presidents Day falls on Monday, February 18, 2013. Click through below for the history of Presidents’ Day, activities and... Read more »