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George Washington facts

George Washington is the only U.S. president to have received 100% of the electoral votes.

George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white.

George Washington died after his doctors removed 40% of his blood (80 ounces) over a 12-hour period to cure a throat infection.

George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy.

When George Washington died, Napoleon ordered 10 days of mourning in France.

George Washington grew Marijuana in his farm.

George Washington was worth US$525 million in his day, when adjusted for inflation.

When George Washington passed away in 1799, Britain’s entire Royal Navy lowered its flags at half mast.

Before his passing, George Washington had become opposed to slavery, and in his will he ordered his 300 slaves to be freed after his wife’s death.

George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.

George Washington was a ginger.

When George Washington was elected president, no one knew what to call him. No other nation had ever elected a president.

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