George Washington

First US President George Washington Full Name: George Washington
Nationality: American

Profession: First US President
Political Party: None
Political Titles: Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army

Presidential Term: April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797
Succeeded By: John Adams

Why Famous: Often titled “Father of His Country”, Washington served as Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Afterwards he was chosen to lead the Constitutional Convention to decide the new government's form and then elected its first President.

Born: February 22, 1732
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Virginia, USA

Died: December 14, 1799 (aged 67)

Married Life

  • 1759-01-06 US 1st President George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation

Historical Events in the Life of George Washington

  • 1753-08-04 George Washington becomes a master mason
  • 1754-05-28 Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville
  • 1754-07-03 George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)
  • 1754-07-04 George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France
  • 1758-07-24 George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
  • 1775-05-10 Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia names George Washington, supreme commander
  • 1775-06-15 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the American Army
  • 1775-07-22 George Washington takes command of the Continental Army
  • 1776-01-01 Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
  • 1776-03-25 Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
  • 1776-04-03 George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College
  • 1776-09-10 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers
  • 1776-10-28 Battle of White Plains: George Washington retreats to New Jersey
  • 1776-12-08 George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
  • 1776-12-26 George Washington defeats Hessians at Battle of Trenton in American Revolutionary War
  • 1777-01-03 General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ
  • 1777-10-04 Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania
  • 1781-08-20 George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis
  • 1782-08-02 George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction
  • 1782-08-07 George Washington creates the Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army
  • 1783-03-15 In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.
  • 1783-11-02 General George Washington, later 1st US President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War
  • 1783-12-23 US General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress
  • 1787-05-25 Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding
  • 1789-02-04 1st US electoral college chooses George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President
  • 1789-04-16 George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration
  • 1789-04-23 President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY
  • 1789-04-30 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America
  • 1789-05-07 First US Presidential inaugural ball (for George Washington in NYC)
  • 1789-10-02 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification
  • 1789-10-15 1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England
  • 1790-01-08 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address
  • 1792-04-05 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
  • 1792-12-05 George Washington re-elected as US President
  • 1793-02-25 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home
  • 1793-09-18 US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
  • 1796-09-19 George Washington's farewell address as president
  • 1799-12-18 George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon
  • 1799-12-26 George Washington is eulogized by Colonel Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"

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