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Famous words, men to remember

February 17, 2014
By Dr. ROBERT L. HEICHBERGER , The OBSERVER

Until 1971, both Feb. 12 and Feb. 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22). In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, Presidents Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States.

 
 

 

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