Category Archive: Politics

Apr 05

April 5, 1792: George Washington Issues First Presidential Veto

On this day in 1792, President George Washington exercised the first presidential veto on an issue that still remains relevant in this day and age.

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Mar 20

March 20, 1854: Republican Party Founded

On this day in 1854, the Republican Party was founded in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin as an anti-slavery party. By 1860, the party controlled the northern states and the White House, following the election of Abraham Lincoln.

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Feb 26

February 26, 1931: Robert Novak Born

On this day in 1931, Robert David Sanders Novak was born in Joliet, Illinois. He would go on to be one of the best political columnists in American history. Early in his career, Novak covered Washington for the Associated Press, then The Wall Street Journal. In 1963, he and Rowland Evans started Inside Washington, a …

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Feb 22

February 22, 1885: First “President’s Day” Celebrated

On this day in 1885, all federal offices were closed for the first time in honor of President George Washington’s Birthday. The holiday, which has come to be known as President’s Day was eventually moved to the third Monday in February. President’s Day seems to be more fitting as there are other commanders-in-chief whom we like to celebrate… often for our own personal reasons.

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