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They call it "President's Day," but its twofer nature makes the case for changing it to "Presidents Day." It'd save on apostrophes. Who can remember to use them? And correctly? Such a hassle.

At least the federal/state/it's complicated holiday doesn't make us choose between celebrating the first President of the United States George Washington's birthday (February 22, 1732) or the 16th President Abraham Lincoln's b-day (February 12, 1809). Who can choose a preferred historical figure to simultaneously deify and misunderstand?

I mean, if it were up to Americans in 2017, President's Day would probably move to January in honor of Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755) -- or maybe a few days later to incorporate Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (January 16, 1980). And, like, he wasn't even a president!

No matter what, though, I think all Americans can appreciate that President's Day is celebrated uniformly on a Monday -- especially those who get a three-day weekend out of the deal. For most of our cartoonists, however, that's not the case. So today, we also celebrate them for turning in these comics on President's Days past. 

 

Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski Feb 16, 2009 

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La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz Feb 20, 2006

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Nancy by Guy Gilchrist Feb 8, 2005 

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Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce Feb 13, 1996

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Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich Feb 16, 2015 

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The Elderberries by Corey Pandolph and Phil Frank and Joe Troise Feb 21, 2006 

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Cow and Boy Classics by Mark Leiknes Feb 20, 2007

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Frazz by Jef Mallett Feb 15, 2010

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The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom Feb 17, 2014

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Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson Feb 19, 2012

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