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I deleted a section on postage that honors the president. Didn't think it was related to the topic. I've pasted it below. If anyone thinks it does belong, you can put it back, I just don't see how an article on president's day relates to presidential postage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agenbite (talk • contribs) 22:33, 7 November 2010
Washington's actual birthday 1732?
When was Washington's actual birthday in 1731 or 1732? If this is a page about his birthday, why is there no mention of has actual birthday and why and how and by how much it changed? On the page about George Washington it says his birthday was Feb 11, 1731 according to the Old Style Calendar. When he was born it was not the old style calendar it was the actual current calendar that everyone in Britain or its colonies used. According to the page about the Gregorian calendar the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendar changed by 11 days in the year it was adopted by the British in 1752. While it may be clear to others, it is not clear to me as to why the year he was born changed from 1731 to 1732. Was the Old Style calendar one year off of the Julian calendar? It is also not clear to me as to when the Gregorian calendar was adopted in Virginia if George Washington's year of birth shifted by one year then did the year it was adopted also shift by one year? was it really in 1751 Old Style that it changed to 1752 Gregorian?
At any rate, the page on George Washington's birthday should probably mention the fact that his birthday changed when he was 20 years old give or take a year and/or eleven days.
Ohio official state holiday nomenclature
The current state of the article indicates that the day is officially known as "Washington–Lincoln Day in ... Ohio". There is a single reference to this from a web document (from 2001).
However, multiple other locations on official Ohio government websites indicate that "Presidents Day" is the nomenclature used: the Ohio Attorney General's website and elsewhere on the Ohio legal codes website, as well as other websites, for example.
Certainly, I'm no authoritative expert, but I was born and grew up in Ohio and have never heard or seen mention of "Washington-Lincoln Day" (not in schools, government offices, official state forms, etc).
Does anyone else have any other sources of authoritative evidence on this naming for Ohio?