Washington’s Birthday

Today is Washington’s Birthday.

“Presidents Day,” for all its commonness in the U.S.A., is not the holiday’s official name. A day once dedicated to a very great man, who turned down offer to bring a King George to both Britain and America (alongside George III), has been expanded by the populous to celebrate the legacies of men such as Richard Nixon or, for that matter, George W. Bush.

In honor of Washington’s two hundred and eighty-first birthday, Magellan explores greatness behind America’s first president.

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