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Did You Know? Countdown to President's Day 2009 (02/15)

Sunday, February 15th, 2009


Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day
Facts & Figures About Five Great American Presidents

February 15 : 01 day till President’s Day

Originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the President’s Day holiday has become a general celebration of all past US Presidents.

So in honor of this upcoming holiday join us as we countdown to President’s Day with little know facts, figures, and folklore about America and its Presidents!

bo 03: Did you know that Barack Obama was the first African American president … of the Harvard Law Review? Also the first African American president of the United States, Obama was raised in Hawaii, the son of a Kansan mother and a Kenyan father.

Over 96% of African Americans voted for Obama in November 2008. Until 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, most southern blacks were denied their right to vote by illegal literacy tests and poll taxes.

Obama was elected to office during the swelling of what many are calling the “second Great Depression.” Like FDR did in his 1933 Inaugural address, Obama, the 44th president of the United States, attempted to restore hope to Americans when he said: “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”

Thanks for joining for our “Did You Know?” countdown to President’s Day!

(February 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Susan B. Anthony Day

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Susan B. Anthony Day
On this day in 1820, one of America’s first women’s rights activists, Susan B. Anthony, was born in Adams, Massachusetts. Anthony was active in the advocating for women’s right to vote.




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