Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.
Read about our first president...
Overall, there are at least twenty historical markers located in Connecticut that lay claim to having George Washington “pause” there, “sleep” there, “visit” there or “travel through” there.
On President's Day, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
The History of the Presidents is an eight part series from the History Channel:
Presidential Yale Graduates...
William Howard Taft, Yale class of 1878, our 27th president.
Gerald Ford class of 1941, Yale Law School, our 38th president.
George H W Bush, Yale class of 1948, our 41st president.
Bill Clinton, Yale class of 1973, Yale Law School, our 42nd president.
George W Bush, Yale class of 1968, with a degree in History, our 43rd president. Only president born in Connecticut.
Presidents passing through Connecticut history...
March 6, 1860: Abraham Lincoln spoke at a Republican Rally at New Haven's City Hall regarding the danger of an indifferent attitude on the topic of slavery,
July 1, 1883 President Grover Cleveland had a secret surgery to remove a cancerous tumor during his second stint as president. He had the procedure performed aboard the yacht Oneida, owned by his close friend and prominent Connecticut banker, Elias Benedict, while anchored in the Long Island Sound, near Greenwich.