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Presidents Day

By adamg - 2/18/19 - 8:51 am
Proclaiming a day for George Washington in 1800 by John Adams

On Jan. 6, 1800, our own John Adams, then serving as president in the nation's capital of Philadelpha, declared a national day of mourning for George Washington, who had died less than a month earlier. The date chosen was Washington's birthday - Feb. 22.

Massachusetts declared its own day of mourning for Feb. 22 that year as well: Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/14 - 11:31 am
Teddy Roosevelt at Boston City Hall, 1912.

Teddy Roosevelt at Boston City Hall

Leslie Jones had a long career as a news photographer. Among other things, he took photos of presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy. On this Presidents Day, here are some of his photos.

William Howard Taft at Harvard Stadium:

By adamg - 2/17/14 - 9:52 am
Snow in Haverhill

Todd Prussman noticed some interesting shadows in the snow at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill yesterday.

Copyright Todd Prussman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 2/21/11 - 6:43 pm

George

Historygradguy ambled around the MFA today.

By JohnAKeith - 2/21/11 - 4:12 pm

It was "We can't put this off another day" day in the South End, I guess?

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