TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/12/24 – 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 2,124th birthday on INTERNATIONAL CAESAR DAY! Yes, Julius Caesar was everything they say he was and more; politician, brilliant military strategist, author, dictator, conqueror, famous concubine-keeper,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/11/24 – 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, so often first into the fight, distinguishing themselves

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/10/24 – 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 today we salute him on NATIONAL NIKOLA TESLA

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/9/24 – 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 every town and village, and today is NATIONAL

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/24 – 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 beautiful dancers and chorus girls (the legendary Ziegfeld

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TODAYS NATIONAL DAY, 7/7/24 – 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 have happened, but not Greatest Things. The phrase

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