This Monday is President’s Day. You know that, of course, because of all those mattress ads you’ve seen or heard.
Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of a 1971 act to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.
Today’s read is from humor columnist Danny Tyree. Here’s an excerpt:
I’m already thinking ahead to Presidents’ Day 2071.
If you get your jollies reading about the only bachelor president or the first bathtub in the White House, just think how many more milestones and tidbits of trivia will have built up over the next 50 years! Let’s all watch for exciting presidential developments in the years to come.
To read what they could be, click here.