On this date in 1732, George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. If you saw last year's mini-series on John Adams, you saw a strong yet humble leader in Washington. On this anniversary of his birthday, I leave you a striking clip from the mini-series which opens a window to us of the awesome (in the original sense of the word) responsibility Washington had glimpsed in the office he was assuming. Who would not be sobered by such a burden?
Happy Birthday, Mr. Washington.