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Washington, George, the Virginia Colonel, 1772


George Washington, the Virginia Colonel, 1772

Washington, George, the Virginia Colonel (3/4 length), 1772 (National Archives Identifier: 532861); 148-CP-6, George Washington Bicentennial Commission. (ca. 1924 - ca. 12/31/1934), Records of Commissions of the Legislative Branch, 1928 - 2005, Record Group 148, National Archives

George Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar, which moved the calendar ahead 11 days and made January the first month of the year instead of March. The new calendar placed Washington's birth on February 22, 1732.
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