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Happy Washington's Birthday to All!

Some of you out there, especially in the United States, may be under the impression that today is Presidents Day. Take our festive quiz, and find out why you're wrong!

Presidents DayThe GoCertify home office is closed today in honor of the U.S. holiday of Presidents Day. We'll be back tomorrow (Feb. 21), with more of the all-around IT certification goodness that you crave. Until then, please enjoy the following quiz in honor of U.S. presidents past and present, courtesy of our friends at Certification Magazine.

 

1) Is there really a Presidents Day holiday in the United States?

 

2) Why was Presidents Day originally celebrated on Feb. 22 instead of on the third Monday in February?

 

3) But wait, George Washington wasn't actually born on Feb. 22, was he?

 

4) So are all of these questions going to be about holiday minutiae?

 

5) But wait, I learned in first grade that Presidents Day was timed to fall between the birthdays of George Washington (Feb. 22) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12), the two greatest U.S. presidents.

 

6) Which former U.S. president had the coolest nickname?

 

7) Which former U.S. president was nicknamed "His Rotundity"? Probably William Howard Taft, right?

 

8) If Andrew Jackson was nicknamed "Old Hickory," then who was "Young Hickory"?

 

9) Which U.S. president never married?

 

10) Peaches come from a can. But who put them there?