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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/24/14 – TEQUILA DAY!

Here’s a holiday where it doesn’t matter how you celebrate, since you won’t remember it anyway. Let’s have an involuntary shudder for NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY! Tequila is a nasty tasting white whiskey made from the blue agave plant native to the state of Jalsico in Mexico, where […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/23/14 – NUDE MISS AMERICA DAY!

Vanessa Williams is known as the Miss America who was different from all other Miss Americas in 4 ways. #1, she is Black, #2, she actually has talent, # 3, she went on to have a successful career as a singer, actress, record producer, producer and fashion […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/22/14 – HAMMOCK DAY!

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, and slow and easy is the way to go. The sun is blazing and wide, the humidity makes it feel like you are wearing a warm wet blanket and frankly, you need a nap. Which is where this holiday […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/21/14 – COUSINS DAY!

  Best thing about cousins? They know why you’re crazy. Cousins are more than relatives, and more than friends, they were our earliest allies in our struggles to overcome our extended families’ dysfunction and become ourselves, and so we celebrate them on NATIONAL COUSINS DAY! Who can forget sitting at […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/20/14 – SPACE EXPLORATION DAY!

On July 20, 1969, a man named Neil Armstrong changed the world forever. Not all by himself, of course, but he was the first man to take a walk anywhere but on Planet Earth, and his dusty footprints make this NATIONAL SPACE EXPLORATION DAY! Commissioned by President […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/19/14 – MAX FLEISCHER DAY!

He invented the Rotoscope for integrating cartoons and live footage, and came up with the follow-the-bouncing-ball technique, but his greatest contributions to American culture were cartoon characters, making today NATIONAL MAX FLEISCHER DAY! What would America be without Popeye the Sailor man, Betty Boop, Koko the Clown […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/18/14 – INTERNATIONAL NELSON MANDELA DAY!

  If we are lucky, such people appear every couple of generations, the Transcendent Ones who elevate not only their own nation, but all of humanity. We celebrate one such man today on INTERNATIONAL NELSON MANDELA DAY! His story is South Africa’s story, his triumph was South […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/17/14 – WRONG WAY CORRIGAN DAY!

He took off from Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennet Field on July 17, 1938, heading for Long Beach, California in a beat up Curtiss Robin OX-5 monoplane, but somehow landed 28 hours later in Ireland, making today NATIONAL WRONG WAY CORRIGAN DAY! Douglas Corrigan was a 20 year-old high […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/16/14 – HOT DOG DAY!

Since July is National Hot Dog Month (as everyone knows), it stands to reason that the humble tube steak gets a day of its own. Well, guess what? Today’s that day, NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY! This much maligned, under-appreciated American food staple has a murky history, with a […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/15/14 – INTERNATIONAL REMBRANDT DAY!

Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn, better known as the mononymous Rembrandt, was born on this day in 1606 and became one of the greatest painters and print makers in history, making today INTERNATIONAL REMBRANDT DAY! Born in Leiden, Netherlands, the 9th child of a successful miller and his […]

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