February 22 is Washington’s Birthday
George Washington’s Birthday — America’s first President, George Washington, was born on February 22, 1732. As a young man, Washington fought in the French and Indian War before returning home to manage his plantation. In 1775 he was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army which he led to victory in the Revolutionary War against Britain. Washington was elected President in 1787 and re-elected in 1791. Washington died on December 14, 1799.