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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/12/14 – INTERNATIONAL CAESAR DAY!

We still use his calendar, only slightly modified by Pope Gregory, still eat his salads, and still live in the world he created. Today we wish him a Happy 2,114th birthday on INTERNATIONAL CAESAR DAY! Yes, Julius Caesar was everything they say he was and more; politician, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/11/14 – SEMPER FI DAY!

Ten-hut! Look sharp, because today we honor the branch of our military with the coolest dress uniforms, The United States Marines Corps dress blues, on NATIONAL SEMPER FI DAY! Created on July 11, 1798 by an Act of Congress, the U.S. Marines have always done America proud, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/10/14 – NIKOLA TESLA DAY!

  Of all the people who invented and built today’s modern world, he was not only one of the most brilliant, but the most selfless, relinquishing his claims to many patents and a potential vast fortune in order to ensure that mankind benefitted from his scientific breakthroughs, and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/9/14 – TOWN CRIERS DAY!

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Before there were newspapers or telegraphs, before there were newsreels in movie theaters, before radio or television, and before Cable TV News stations began bombarding us 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, there were bearers of tidings in every […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/14 – ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!

Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first one on the Roof Theater called Jardin de Paris on Broadway on July 8, 1907, beginning a 30-year run and making today NATIONAL ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!  Inspired by Paris’ Follies Bergere, showman Florence Ziegfeld conceived and produced lavish revues featuring dozens of […]

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TODAYS NATIONAL DAY, 7/7/14 – SLICED BREAD DAY!

When it comes to Greatest Things, the Gold Standard against which they are measured is the accomplishment of one Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa. Yes, that Otto Rohwedder, the guy whose invention we celebrate on NATIONAL SLICED BREAD DAY! Before July 7, 1928, great things may […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/6/14 – DOLLAR DAY!

It was July 6, 1785 when the brand new country called the United States of America decided it was about time they had their own currency, making today NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY! Before America had dollars, our money was British Pounds, which became kind of awkward in the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/5/14 – BIKINI DAY!

  Now here’s an obituary you wouldn’t think much about, “Louis Réard (1897 – 1984) was a French automobile engineer….” until you read “… and inventor of the bikini.” Of the what? Why aren’t there statues of this man at the entrance to every public beach on Earth? Louie will […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/4/14 – GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA DAY!

Since this is one of those years when Independence Day and the Fourth of July fall on the same day, canceling each other out, today is, by default, NATIONAL GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA DAY! Born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy, Luigina Lollobrigida was director Robert Z. Leonard’s […]

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