TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/16/24 – LINCOLN’S HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH DAY!

On June 16, 1858, the campaign for the 1860 election that would make Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the United States was 2 years down the road, but it was his acceptance speech of the Republican Party’s nomination for United States Senator in Springfiled, Illinois that first put Lincoln on the national political map. It was an

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/15/24 – MAGNA CARTA DAY!

The place was Runnymede, England, the King was John, the language of the document was Latin. Still, this was a world history-changing day for every nation, and we rightfully celebrate INTERNATIONAL MAGNA CARTA DAY! In what seems today like a grudging admission from a king that his will was not absolute and that people other

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/14/24 – FLAG DAY!

It was 247 years ago today, June 14, 1777, and our Revolution wasn’t going well. The British Empire was pretty much kicking Colonial butt and chasing the Continental Army across 3 New England Colonies. It didn’t look good for the rebels. Enter Betsy Ross with her 13 stars, 13 stripes and her red, white and

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/13/24 – LAFAYETTE DAY!

“Lafayette, we are here,” said General John Pershing when the American Expeditionary Force landed in France during World War 1. He was referring to a 140 year-old debt to France for the services of one of their generals, who we salute on NATIONAL LAFAYETTE DAY! Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, better

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/12/24 – SUPERMAN DAY!

Employing the cleverest of disguises, horn-rimmed glasses and mild manners, Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent always seems to disappear whenever there’s a big story to report, so let’s leave him out of NATIONAL SUPERMAN DAY! The Man of Steel has been patrolling the skies since 1938, when DC Comics unveiled the creation of Jerry Siegel

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/11/24 – KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY

Not many people get to be called The Great, unless you have conquered some people and laid waste to their lands. Well, our Great State of Hawaii has just such a person that we honor on NATIONAL KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY! King Who The What, you ask? Kamehameha the Great, that’s who, unifier of the Hawaiian Islands into

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