Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents Day 2019 occurs on Monday, February 18. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.
~ Courtesy of https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/presidents-day
Take a moment to see if you can identify these Presidential Smiles
How much of an impression have presidential smiles made on you? See if you can identify these recent past presidents based on their smiles alone:
Fun Fact: While serving in the Navy, legend has it that when his ship sank after coming under enemy fire, this president swam for safety while dragging injured men by a rope clenched in his teeth.
Fun Fact: An early dental exam of this president revealed he didn’t have any wisdom teeth.
Fun Fact: The front teeth you’re looking at are actually capped, as this president broke his teeth in an accident when he was younger.
Fun Fact: This president was known to give electric toothbrushes as gifts so people would “think of [him] right away when they wake up and right before they go to bed.”
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