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Day: February 17, 2014

February 17 (President’s Day): National Geographic’s Expedition Week ~ The Real George Washington

Today is President’s Day in the United States. Based on George Washington’s birthday, it’s a holiday for many, and now celebrates our presidents in general, though it falls between Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays on the calendar each year.

There’s a lot of myth and mystery surrounding our first official president. This biography does some work to separate fact from fiction.

We depart slightly from Black History month, though in reality, it’s impossible to separate the two, as the president was also a slave holder. Take the time to learn a little more about George Washington.

[Unfortunately, only this preview remains on YouTube. The full documentary is gone. -BMD]

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