Washington’s Birthday was enacted as a Federal holiday in 1879. Although originally the day was celebrated since 1800 (following Washington’s death in 1799) it was officially a Federal holiday in 1879. Washington’s Birthday was observed as a federal holiday until 1971, when President Nixon declared via executive order a change to Presidents’ Day, to honor all past presidents.
White House Dogs
Since 1800 there have been 32 dogs that have lived in the White House with their presidents. The most famous is
Fala, a Scottish Terrier who was the dog of 32nd
President Franklin D Roosevelt. Fala was seen traveling with the
president and often at his side. Fala’s full name is Murray the Outlaw of Falahill. He is the only
presidential pet to
have a bronze statue erected with his president in
his honor. You will find Scottie dog jewelry was very popular during
FDR’s presidency. And the jewelry materials during that time included
plastics and wood due to the WW2’s
restrictions and shortages.