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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/15/14 – FELT HAT DAY!

Of all the felt hats I ever felt, I never felt a piece of felt which felt as fine as that felt felt, when first I felt that felt hat’s felt. We wait all year to recite our holiday songs and sayings, and today happens to be […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/14/14 – TUTTI FRUTTI DAY!

It was the last 15 minutes of a New Orleans recording session on September 14, 1955, and Little Richard had one more song up his sleeve. He had just spent an hour rewriting the lyrics with Dorothy La Bostrie, changing the original “dirty” lyrics from “good booty” to […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/13/14 – IMPROMPTU LOBOTOMY DAY!

  It was September 13, 1848 when 25 year-old railroad blasting foreman Phineas Gage was packing an explosive charge into a hole drilled in the granite in Cavendish, Vermont where Gage was removing a small mountain of stone from the path of the new railroad when “something went […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/12/14 – MARATHON DAY!

Why 26.2 miles? Why run the whole way? Because that’s what Pheidippides did on this date in 490 B.C. when he brought tidings of victory in the Battle of Marathon to the Magistrates in Athens, making today INTERNATIONAL MARATHON DAY! Unfortunately, Pheidippides dropped dead of exhaustion immediately […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/11/14 – 9/11 REMEMBRANCE DAY

It’s been 13 years now, and it shouldn’t still sting so much, but it does sting on NATIONAL 9/11 REMEMBRANCE DAY We all remember where we were, what we were doing, and who we lost. The unthinkable happened in New York City, Washington, DC, and a lonely […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/10/14 – TV DINNER DAY!

They are no one’s favorite food, but we all have our preferences among the shiny packages of frozen, ready-to-eat meals (or something like meals), especially on NATIONAL TV DINNER DAY! Introduced 61 years ago by C.A. Swanson & Sons, TV dinners are one of our guilty pleasures, a […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/9/14 – UNITED STATES NAMING DAY!

The United Colonies of America? Between July 4th and September 9th, 1776, that’s what America was called, but the sound of “UCA! UCA!” didn’t cut it with members of the Continental Congress, so they officially changed it after running through most of the alphabet for the letter […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/8/14 – INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY!

  If these letters look like indecipherable squiggly lines to you, maybe today just isn’t your holiday and you need to wait for National Ooh Look at The Pretty Pictures Day, but the rest of us will be celebrating INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY! Why? Because we can read! Because […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/7/14 – GRANDMA MOSES DAY!

When most people are 76, they’re done. When Anna Mary Robertson Moses turned 76, she started a career as an oil painter of such power and originality that today we celebrate NATIONAL GRANDMA MOSES DAY! Go Granny go. Born in 1860 in Greenwich, New York, Grandma Moses […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/6/14 – BARBIE DOLL DAY!

Ken Dahl hasn’t been so lucky since the divorce, but his Ex and her new husband G.I. Joe remain household names in America, so today we celebrate NATIONAL BARBIE DOLL DAY! SInce 1959, Barbie has been our National Sweetheart, a true single-name American icon and a symbol […]

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