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NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY – April 13

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NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY

National Thomas Jefferson Day is observed annually on April 13.  This day honors the birth of United States president, Thomas Jefferson, who  was born April 13, 1743.

This day was recognized as part of Presidential Proclamation 2276 on March 21, 1938. More recently, President George W. Bush issued proclamation 8124 on April 11, 2007, stating that “… on Thomas Jefferson Day, we commemorate the birthday of a monumental figure whose place in our Nation’s history will always be cherished”. (Wikipedia)

  • Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell Virginia
  • Son of Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph
  • 3rd of 10 children
  • Lawyer between 1768 and 1773
  • Married Martha Wayles Skelton January 1, 1772
  • Father of six children
  • Governor of Virginia
  • Vice President of the United States
  • Third United States President
  • Author of the Declaration of Independence

NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY HISTORY

Presidential Proclamation 2276, of Mar 21, 1938, covers all succeeding years. (Pub Res No 60 of Aug 16, 1937.)

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2006/04/20060413-8.html

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