Presidents' Day is on Monday, February 18th, and, in addition to a three-day weekend and numerous store sales, Presidents' Day celebrates all of the U.S presidents, past and present. Falling on the third Monday in February, Presidents' Day was designed to fall between the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22). But how much do you really know about the U.S. presidents that the holiday honors?
Did you know:
- John Tyler played the violin and once aspired to be a concert violinist
- James Buchanan was the only president never to marry
- Woodrow Wilson was the only president to hold a doctorate degree
- Herbert Hoover could speak fluent Mandarin
- Barack Obama has read all of the Harry Potter books
More POTUS Facts
- Facts About the Presidents by Joseph Nathan Kane
- Presidents' Day: Honoring the Birthdays of Washington and Lincoln by Mary Dodson Wade
- The Presidents of the United States by Samuel Crompton
- George Washington by James MacGregor Burns
- Abraham Lincoln, the Man Behind the Myths by Stephen B Oates
- Woodrow Wilson by H. W. Brands
- Herbert Hoover, A Public Life by David Burner
Brighid Gonzales is a Brisbane Library intern who dreamed of one day growing up to be a librarian.