Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day (02/19)

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Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day
Facts, Figures & Folklore About America’s Presidents

February 19 : 02 days 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.

jfk Did you know that John F. Kennedy, the 35th president, was the youngest man elected to the presidency of the United States?

He was just 46 years old when he was inaugurated. Kennedy was also the youngest president to die in office, and the fourth U.S. president assassinated during his tenure.

Often quoted for his moving Inaugural address in which he stated, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, Kennedy was a master orator.

In his less than 1,000 days in office, Kennedy historically presided over the Cuban Missile Crisis and the introduction of the sweeping Civil Rights Act. The bill, which ended racial discrimination in public places and required employers to provide equal employment opportunities, was being debated by Congress at the time of Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.

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! We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 21st! So stop by again tomorrow.



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  2. Richard West Says:

    Not only was Kennedy the youngest, but I believe he was one of the greastest presidents the country has or will ever have. I can only think how much this country would have grown if only he would have lived…. I still remember the day we got the news of his death…We recently visited Wright Patterson Air Force where we actualy walked on AirForce one that carried the late presidents body. What an experience

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