Washington’s Birthday

5 U.S.C.A. § 6103(a) sets forth that today, the third Monday in February, is Washington’s Birthday, and thus, a legal public holiday. George Washington was born on February 21, 1732 (although confusingly, under the old calendar in effect at the time of his birth, he was actually born on February 11, 1731). Perhaps that’s an issue that will be litigated someday.

We’re big fans of George Washington, him being the father of our country and all. Above, you’ll find the cover of Ha Ha Comics #51, published way back in March of 1948, which celebrates the occasion with enthusiasm and aplomb.

Have a swell holiday, but try to avoid the 1776 musical, if you can.

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