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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/16/17 – HOTDOG 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 HOTDOG DAY! This much maligned, under-appreciated American food staple has a murky history, with a […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/15/17 – 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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LIFE EXPLAINED, PART 864

The most important thing is love. Everything else is just details.

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/14/17 – NATIONAL NUDE DAY!

Now here’s a holiday that won’t have you shopping for a new outfit or sending your best suit to the dry cleaners. Suit up for NATIONAL NUDE DAY! Originally a New Zealand holiday (Who knew they were so cool? Or much of anything about New Zealanders for […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/13/17 – HOLLYWOOD SIGN DAY!

It was originally erected on July 13, 1923 to advertise a housing development called “Hollywoodland” in the hills above the Hollywood district of Chinatown, and intended to last only 18 months, but it’s still there and remains one of the most iconic signs in America, making this […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/12/17 – 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 2,117th 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, 7/11/17 – SEMPER FI DAY!

Ten-hut! Look sharp, because today we honor the branch of our military with the coolest uniforms, the United States Marines Dress Blues, on NATIONAL SEMPER FI DAY! Created on July 11, 1798 by an Act of Congress, the United States Marine Corps has always done America proud, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/10/17 – 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, 7/9/17 – TOWN CRIERS DAY!

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Before Anderson Cooper, before 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/17 – 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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