Going To The Wall Street New York Sports Club

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10:38 AM Krissa: DID YOU KNOW.
  (you probably did not)
  that 222 years ago
  TODAY
  George Washington stood on the steps of the federal courthouse, right HERE (points at statue)
  and became the first American president?
  I'll bet you did NOT.
10:40 AM me: I see sweaty men's balls right by there!
10:41 AM Krissa: Correct!
 me: I am a part of history.
10:42 AM Krissa: Not really.
10:43 AM me: >:(

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Sadly, I conflated events; on February 4, 1789, GWash was in fact elected by the electoral college as first president of these United States but he was not inaugurated on the steps of the federal courthouse until April 20, 1789.

HISTORY FACTOID FAIL.

He may have been the first president of America to be publicly inaugurated, but America had presidents before 1789 when Washington. The Continental Congress, and then later the Confederation Congress, was always moderated by a duly elected president. As the chief executive officer of the government of the United States, the president was recognized as the head of state

Peyton Randolph, Henry Middleton, John Hancock, Henry Laurens, John Jay, Samuel Huntington, Thomas McKean, John Hanson, Elias Boudinot, Thomas Mifflin, Richard Henry Lee, Nathaniel Gorham, Arthur St. Clair, Cyrus Griffin - All of these served as the de facto president of America, and of them, the only one that is remembered is John Hancock....

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