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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/3/20 – CASEY AT THE BAT DAY!

If you want to understand the timeless nature of America’s baseball obsession, look no further than this comic poem by Ernest Thayer, published under the pseudonym “Phin” in the San Francisco Examiner on this day in 1888, making June 3rd NATIONAL CASEY AT THE BAT DAY! This rhyme […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/2/20 – MARQUIS DE SADE DAY!

You know him, you love him, you’ve read about his naughty deeds. Okay, maybe you don’t love him, but dare we celebrate his birthday? What the hell, let’s! It’s NATIONAL MARQUIS DE SADE DAY! Born to an aristocratic family in Paris, France on June 2, 1740, Donatien […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/1/20 – MARILYN MONROE DAY!

She’s still the World’s Goddess, the Gold Standard for desirable women, her image familiar and identifiable to billions, and we wish her a Happy Birthday on NATIONAL MARILYN MONROE DAY! Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, the future Marilyn Monroe had a […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/31/20 – NATIONAL © COPYRIGHT ACT DAY!

Ever since May 31, 1790, the symbol © has signified authorship and/or ownership of intellectual property, making today NATIONAL COPYRIGHT ACT DAY! President George Washington signed the Copyright Act of 1790 into law. A copyright protects authors, or the commissioners of written works; from poems, plays, novels, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/30/20 – MINT JULEP DAY!

While this day falls regrettably past Kentucky Derby Day, when Epsom Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky serves 120,000 of them, it does serve as a joyful harbinger of Summer for more than a few bourbon enthusiasts, NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY! A Southern delicacy of the strong spirits […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/29/20 – COCA COLA DAY!

On May 29, 1886,  Pharmacist Doctor John Stith Pemberton of Columbus, Georgia took out an advertisement in the Atlanta Journal offering an elixir that was the end result of him getting slashed across the chest by a saber in the Civil War, making today NATIONAL COCA COLA […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/28/20 – T-BONE WALKER DAY!

If you think you never heard of Aaron Thibeaux Walker, think again on NATIONAL T-BONE WALKER DAY! Born of Black and Cherokee descent on May 28, 1910 in Linden, Texas, T-Bone Walker would give us “Stormy Monday” and the electric guitar as we know it. He also […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/27/20 – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE DAY!

You have to love when people do things they are told cannot be done. And when they do them with high style and breathtaking beauty, we’re all richer for their efforts. That’s why today we celebrate NATIONAL GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE DAY! The Golden Gate is the strait […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/26/20 – PAPER AIRPLANE DAY!

We live in an age of technical wizardry, milliseconds away from investigating everything under the sun. None of this would be possible without the act we celebrate on NATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE DAY! A million little minds making a million paper airplanes every single day is the first lesson […]

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