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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/17/21 – DODGE CITY DAY!

Get out of Dodge! That was sound advice in the wild 1880s, when cowboys, money, whiskey and women turned many a drunken Spring Break into a fatal shootout, so today we mark NATIONAL DODGE CITY DAY! This is the 150th Anniversary of Dodge City’s first saloon opening, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/16/21 – 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/15/20 – 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/14/21 – FLAG DAY!

It was 244 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/13/21 – LAFAYETTE DAY!

“Lafayette, we are here,” said General John Pershing when the American Expeditionary Force landed in France during World War One. 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/12/21 – 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/11/21 – 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, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/10/21 – WASHINGTON, D.C. DAY!

America was still brand new and operating out of its temporary capital; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while the new Federal Capital was being built, and on June 10, 1793, it officially superseded Philly as our nations’s capital on NATIONAL WASHINGTON, D.C. DAY! The States of Maryland and Virginia had donated […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/9/21 – SECRETARIAT DAY!

He was the fastest horse who ever lived, and on this day in 1973 he proved it, proved it by an unheard-of  31 lengths, his margin of victory in the Belmont Stakes, making today NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DAY! Nicknamed Big Red for his size and bright-red chestnut coloring, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/8/21 – FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DAY!

Which one gets you, Falling Waters? The Guggenheim Museum? Johnson Wax headquarters? The Rookery? Today we honor America’s greatest architect on NATIONAL FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DAY! They laughed when he announced he had designed an earthquake-proof  building. That is, until his Imperial Hotel was the only large […]

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