He was born when the Julian Calendar – or the Old Calendar – was used. When the British, including the colonies, switched over to the Gregorian calendar, Washington’s birthday was now changed to 22 February 1732. Today when you look at a calendar, George Washington’s birthday is placed on the 22nd.
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015