Today the USA celebrates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I'm torn - I list the greatest and worst Presidents in this post, naming Washington as the greatest and Lincoln as the worst. It seems that I'm not unique in this: in Alabama the holiday celebrates the birthdays of Washington and Thomas Jefferson (which is odd since Jefferson was born in April; BTW, Jefferson made it into my top 5 list). Also, Arkansas celebrates Washington's birthday and Daisy Bates who is certainly an upgrade from Mr. Lincoln.
I actually think that Lincoln can be correctly described as the first fascist American President. Furherprinzip embodying the Public Will, and all that. That's actually how it's taught, even.
But it's a day off, so enjoy it if you're in the States.