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June 2, 1731

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” Martha Washington

Martha  Washington former First Lady was born.

Martha Washington wife of George Washington the first President of the United States.

Portrait of First Lady Martha Washington

Head and shoulder portrait of First Lady Martha Washington. After Stuart and Peal. Undated. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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