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February 16, 2023



The 2023 February calendar marks the 20th as Presidents’ Day. For several years this federal holiday has caused some confusion. What ever happened to Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays that used to be marked on the February calendars? For my generation Feb. 12, was marked as the birthday of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln’s birth. It was celebrated by many. Though it was never considered a federal holiday, many states observed it as a state holiday. Some states still observe it. According to history information, Lincoln’s birthday was observed as a paid state holiday in 1890, i...



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