Happy Birthday George Washington

washington birthdayIt’s birthday time for President Washington – our first commander-in-chief was born a whopping 285 years ago today. Traditionally, both Washington and Lincoln have their birthdays collective recognized on Presidents’ Day, but we’ve prepared a blog post to talk a little bit more about General Washington, and maybe throw in a few extra special auctions (if you didn’t get a chance to snag any from the other day).

George Washington: The Man, The President

  • Washington was born in Pope’s Creek, VA, on February 22nd, 1732.
  • In 1751, Washington contracted smallpox while visiting Barbados, and survived. For the rest of his life, he held an immunity to the disease that wreaked havoc on the colonies.
  • Washington was considered to be quite a good dancer.
  • On January 6th, 1759, Washington married the widow Martha Dandridge Custis. They were both in their late 20s.
  • During the American Revolutionary War, Washington lost more battles than he won.
  • Washington is, to date, the only president to be unanimously elected to the office.
  • The White House was not completed until after Washington’s death. He was the only president to never occupy it.
  • Most modern doctors agree that Washington’s cause of death was acute epiglottitis.

Did you enjoy our post for George Washington’s 285th birthday? Do you want to see similar posts for other presidents? Let us know in the comments! Stay tuned for relevant auctions, selected especially for this blog post. Until next time, good luck, and happy bidding!

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Celebrate Washington’s Birthday with Selected Auctions


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