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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/18/21 – ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY!

Today we get a Two’fer holiday for the price of one name. By Margaret Dumont and all that is holy, this day we celebrate NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY! Ah, Animal Crackers . . . You know them, you love them, you consumed them by the string-handled boxful […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/17/21 – ELLIS ISLAND DAY!

We’re all sons and daughters of immigrants in America, if not immigrants ourselves. If your people emigrated to the United States between 1892 and 1954, odds are they passed through the hallowed place we celebrate on NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND DAY! Starting with 15 year-old Annie Moore from […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/16/21 – INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY!

By never saying a word, he spoke every language, becoming the most famous man in the world, making today INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY! One of the world’s first movies stars, Charles Spencer Chaplin (b. April 16, 1889, London, England) was a monumental talent; writer, actor, director, producer and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/15/21 – JACKIE ROBINSON DAY!

Historic milestones aside, the man could flat out play the game of baseball, which makes this day even sweeter on NATIONAL JACKIE ROBINSON DAY! On April 15, 1947, the first black man to play Major League Baseball took the field for the Dodgers at Ebbet’s Field in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/21 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into your computer, every word, definition and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/13/21 – THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY!

“Thomas Jefferson lives” said John Adams on the day they both died, fittingly on July 4, 1826, the Independence Day they both helped create exactly 50 years earlier, and today is NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY! Our most influential and admired Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson was a true […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/12/21 – TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE DAY!

Hey, sugar, it’s NATIONAL TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE DAY! Not specifically dedicated to the immortal Lou Reed song, Take A Walk On The Wild Side Day is designed to bring out the weird and the unexpected within each of us. While no one is […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/11/21 – INTERNATIONAL LOUIE LOUIE DAY!

Does the name Richard Berry ring a bell? No? Well it is his birthday on April 11, 1938 that we celebrate today on INTERNATIONAL LOUIE LOUIE DAY! Me gotta go now! The version most of us remember was the Kingsmen’s smash hit in April of 1963, where […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/10/21 – INTERNATIONAL HUMAN CANNONBALL DAY!

From the Don’t Try This At Home files: Her name was Rossa Matilda Richter, a 14 year-old circus performer known as Zazel, the place was the Royal Aquarium in London, England, and the date was April 10, 1877, now known as INTERNATIONAL HUMAN CANNONBALL DAY! Somehow Zazel got […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/9/21 – NAME YOURSELF DAY!

So, you’re feeling like Romeo today? Call yourself Romeo Smith, or Lance Hardwick if you like, it’s okay. Seeking your inner songbird? Diva MacMelody is as good a moniker as any on NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY! We’re not talking about using an alias and taking it on the […]

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