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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/23/24 – ZACK WHEAT DAY!

He was born in Hamilton, Missouri on May 23, 1888, son of an English-descended father and a Cherokee mother, but made his name playing right field in Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, and today we celebrate NATIONAL ZACK WHEAT DAY! He was a Brooklyn Dodger before they were the Dodgers. Zachariah Davis Wheat was playing minor league

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/22/24 – INTERNATIONAL ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE DAY!

Astounding, Holmes! Doctor Watson must have said that line a thousand times in Sherlock Holmes stories, and today we celebrate the man who created them both on INTERNATIONAL ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE DAY! Contrary to popular belief, his last name was Doyle, not Conan-Doyle, and he was a practicing physician (his Watson side) who found the

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/21/24 – WAITRESS DAY!

Everyone alive has a favorite waitress, one above all the rest, so let this be her day, NATIONAL WAITRESS DAY! They’re hostesses, jugglers, hustlers, psychologists, organizers, fast on their feet and damned good at their jobs. They’re also the only people who can pull off calling everybody “Hon” and having it feel so right. A good waitress

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/20/24 – SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS DAY!

It was May 20, 1927,  the early days of aviation, and airplanes were considered ideal for short hops, but not long distance transport like the airships of the day. One guy disagreed, and at 7:27 that morning Charles Lindberg took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, heading for Paris, making today NATIONAL SPIRIT OF

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/19/24 – MALCOLM X DAY!

Malcolm Little didn’t show much promise. Smart as a whip, he used his brain as a young man to be a thief, gambler, drug dealer and pimp, a small time Harlem racketeer out of Milwaukee. Of course he was caught and sent to prison, but that’s where his story, and his name, changes, as he

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/18/24 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE DAY!

Frank Russel Capra deserves a day just for giving us the phrase “Platinum Blonde.” This most American of early filmmakers was actually born Franceso Rosario Capra in Sicily on May 18, 1897, and at age 5 was brought to the country he would help define, earning him honors on a day that best describes his

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