George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of our country-he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, presided over the Constitutional Convention, was first to sign the Constitution, and became our first President, making history when he peacefully relinquished power after two terms.
But Washington had a secret.
Everyone knows he didn't really chop down the legendary cherry tree. And he had false teeth, though they weren't made of wood. But did you know that he was over 200 years late returning a library book?
Reuters reports that George Washington checked out The Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel on October 5, 1789, and the New York Society Library recently discovered, upon reviewing the borrowing records of the Founding Fathers, that the volume had never been returned. Perhaps the library let him slide since he was President?
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