<![CDATA[President's Day was created in 1879 and first celebrated the following year. It was originally intended to honor and celebrate the life and achievements of the "Father of the Country," George Washington. Now, we commemorate all past US presidents, and in particular Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. Originally held on Washington's actual birthday (February 22), it was changed in 1971 to the third Monday of February. It was also the first federal holiday to be created in honor of an American citizen. Today, most are probably just happy for the day off. However, there is a lot we can learn from these past leaders. There are actually a number of former U.S. Presidents who started as business owners and entrepreneurs.