In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, Lawline is sharing fun facts about our nation’s founding father George Washington.
Washington is a beloved figure in our nation’s history - he was a general during the American Revolution, president of our Constitutional Convention, and was unanimously elected by the Electoral College to serve as our nation’s first president. As perhaps the most legendary figure in our nation’s history, we wondered what other fun facts we could find about this founding father. Here’s what we discovered:
George Washington had two birthdays! How, you say? Well, he was born on February 11, 1731 in the British colony of Virginia. However, England and its colonies later adapted the Gregorian calendar, which moved his birthday to February 22, 1732, which is the date we celebrate on President’s Day
Washington was a highly skilled equestrian, which undoubtedly aided his military prowess during the Revolutionary War