Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Washington's birthday

A buck says we wont be celebrating this particular President's Birthday anytime soon

There are several states that lost a war to Lincoln who are happy with things as they were set up.
Abe, Get your own

The US Embassy in Stockholm says this is Nixon's fault....
"The Federal statute designates this day as Washington's Birthday, President Nixon issued a proclamation declaring the holiday as "President's Day" in 1971. President Nixon erroneously believed that a Presidential proclamation on the matter carried the same weight as an Executive Order."

As the NYSE puts it so well...
"Washington's Birthday was first declared a federal holiday by an 1879 act of Congress. The Monday Holiday Law, enacted in 1968, shifted the date of the commemoration of Washington's Birthday from February 22 to the third Monday in February, but neither that law nor any subsequent law changed the name of the holiday from Washington's Birthday to President's Day.
Although the third Monday in February has become popularly known as President's Day, the NYSE's designation of Washington's Birthday as an Exchange holiday (Rule 51) follows the form of the federal holiday outlined above (section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code). "


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