When is Presidential Joke Day and How Did It Begin?
Presidential Joke Day, which is celebrated each year on August 11, started with an incident that happened with President Ronald Reagan. It just goes to show that president's have a sense of humor, too.
While many Americans think that it's a day to make jokes about the president (or tell jokes about presidents on President's Day), it's actually a day for presidents to make or tell their own jokes.
How did Presidential Joke Day begin?
President Ronald Reagan was getting ready to do his regular Saturday radio address on August 11, 1984. He was testing the microphone and thought the feed wasn't live yet. He tested the microphone by saying, "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes."
That's how Presidential Joke Day came to be. We would love to hear any president jokes you might have, just put them in the comments section below.
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Here are a couple to get you started.
Q: Why did Abe Lincoln grow a beard?
A: He wanted to look like that guy on the five-dollar bill.
Q: What do you call George Washington's false teeth?
"Well, finally the long race is over and as usual a guy from Kenya won." – David Letterman