On Monday February 20th Kidstown Learning Center will open and provide care for children except for VPK part time class.

Presidents‘ Day falls on the third Monday in February in the United States. It is also known as Washington’s Birthday, after George Washington, the first president of the United States. The day is meant to celebrate George Washington and all the presidents of the U.S. Washington’s birthday was Feb. 22, 1732. He became president in 1789. George Washington was the only president unanimously elected. Meaning all of the state representatives voted for him.

  • Lincoln’s birthday was Feb. 12, 1809. He became president in 1861.
  • Washington did have fake teeth, but they weren’t wooden, as lore has it. More likely, the teeth were made out of ivory.
  • The land where Washington was born is a national monument, while Lincoln’s cabin is a national historical park.
  • Lincoln’s national historical park has a building with 56 steps — one for each year he lived before being assassinated.
  • Washington didn’t want to be paid a salary for his work as president.
  • The first president to live part of his term in the White House was John Adams.
  • John Adams died on the same day as Thomas Jefferson, July 4th, 1826. This day was also the 50th anniversary of the approval of the Declaration of Independence!
  • James Madison and George Washington are the only presidents who signed the Constitution.
  • James Madison was the shortest president at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 100 pounds.
  • Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches tall (Lyndon B. Johnson was also 6′ 4″).
  • James Monroe was the 5th president, but the 3rd to die on the 4th of July.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to appear on television during a 1939 broadcast from the World’s Fair.
  • At 42 years, 10 months, 18 days old Teddy Roosevelt was the youngest man to hold the office of president.
  • Ronald Reagan was the oldest at 69 years 11 months.
  • George W. Bush is the only president to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
  • Barack Obama won a Grammy Award in 2006 for his voice on the audio book Dreams From My Father. After working at a Baskin-Robbins as a teen, President Obama no longer likes ice cream.
  • Bill Clinton enjoys playing the saxophone and was a member of a band called “Three Blind Mice” in high school.
  • Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born as a citizen of the United States. The presidents before him were born as British subjects. Martin Van Buren was the only president to speak English as a second language. His first language was Dutch.
  • William Henry Harrison was the 9th president. His grandson, Benjamin Harrison, was the 23rd president.
  • James K. Polk was the first president to have his photograph taken while in office.
  • William Henry Harrison died just 32 days after becoming president. He died from a cold he got while standing in the rain giving his inauguration speech.