Monday, February 16, 2009

Presidents on Presidents Day

Since 1971, the third Monday in February has been celebrated as President's Day. How do presidents spend President's Day?

On Presidents Day 1972, Nixon became the first U. S. president to visit China

February 18, 1979 President Carter awoke on presidents day to news that China had invaded Vietnam.

George W. Bush and his inner circle, photographed in the Cabinet Room of the White House in December 2001. From left: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vice President Dick Cheney, the president, National-Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, White House chief of staff Andrew Card, C.I.A. director George Tenet (seated), and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
February 19, 2001 Richard Hansen was arranged in a federal court in Washington charged with spying for Russia.

Obama on this Presidents Day watch the Congress approve his massive stimulus plan.

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