Google's 2011 'US Holidays' Calendar Includes JFK's Birthday, Omits Reagan's 100th

January 13th, 2011 3:51 PM

Here's a little something I stumbled across today while looking through my Google Calendar settings.

I subscribe to Google's "US Holidays" calendar, which adds to my personal calendar tags for U.S. federal holidays as well as some major non-federal religious or cultural holidays like Easter and Groundhog Day respectively.

But oddly enough, also on the list if John F. Kennedy's birthday, May 29. Were JFK still alive, he'd turn 94 this year.

The only other presidential birthdays marked are Washington's and Lincoln's, although Lincoln's is fixed to February 12 while Washington's floats over different calendar years, marking what is sometimes called "Presidents' Day."

Yet February 6 will mark the late President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. Major public and private celebrations are set to take place for the centennial, yet the day is curiously absent from a "US Holidays" list that include Cinco de Mayo and Earth Day.

See screen captures below for the full agenda of 2011 "US Holidays" according to Google Calendar: