April 23 is St. George’s Day, started i

April 23 is St. George’s Day, started in 1222. In 1776, John Adams heard from his barber how the divisions of patriots and loyalists affected Philadelphia. “This is St. Georges Day, a festival celebrated by the English, as Saint Patrick’s is by the Irish, . . . The natives of old England formed a society . . & had a great feast. But the times and politics have made a schism so that part of them are to meet and dine at the City Tavern and the other at the Bunch of Grapes. One set are staunch Americans, another staunch Britons. I suppose, and a third neutral Beings — for such is the division among men upon all occasions and every question.” http://ow.ly/i/elCCr

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About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
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