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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/2/22 – U.S. CENSUS DAY!

4,636, 838. That’s how many people were in the 13 states of the brand new country called the United States of America on this date in 1790, NATIONAL U.S. CENSUS DAY! Almost 700,000 Americans were slaves at the time, and counted as only 3/5ths of a person, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/1/22 – INTERNATIONAL BOBCRESPO.COM DAY!

Okay, so technically it’s International World Wide Web Day, way too generic a holiday for a means of communication with untold millions of sources, so we settle for one destination today, the Second Best Website Ever on INTERNATIONAL BOBCRESPO.COM DAY! As everyone knows, the internet was invented in the basement […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/31/22 – UNCOMMON MUSICAL INSTRUMENT APPRECIATION DAY!

That Indie band with the young Christopher Walken lookalike singer, Arcade Fire, uses about half of them, and the recording studio adventures of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and other rock & roll experimenters introduced more than a few, so today we wonder just what the hell is […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/30/22 – PAPERBACK BOOK DAY!

Dear sir or madam won’t you take a look? Dime Novels, they called them. Cheap, mass-produced instant fiction for Everyman, introduced to America in 1860 by publishers Erastus and Irwin Beadle as “Beadle’s Dime Novels,” paperback books became an instant sensation with the public, and before you […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/29/22 – PROFESSOR IRWIN COREY DAY!

Today we celebrate “The World’s Foremost Authority” on NATIONAL PROFESSOR IRWIN COREY DAY! Born in Brooklyn on July 29, 1914, Irwin Corey lived an eventful century plus. Raised in a orphanage because his parents were poverty stricken, he took off at age 13, riding the rails to California, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/28/22 – POTATO DAY!

Thomas Harriot was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, translator and a man who made drawings of the moon as seen through a telescope before Galileo. For none of these things is he remembered, however, and his National Day doesn’t even mention his name on NATIONAL POTATO DAY! […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/27/22 – BAGPIPES APPRECIATION DAY!

You don’t have to wear a kilt to play them, but it helps. Might as well make a spectacle of yourself while you’re creating a godawful racket on NATIONAL BAGPIPES APPRECIATION DAY!  We blame the Scots for bagpipes and kilts, and the Irish for their Uileann Pipes, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/26/22 – MICK JAGGER DAY!

Sure he’s a Brit, but being a foreigner never stopped America from celebrating someone who has left an impression on our nation, and few musicians have cut a broader swath than the man we wish a happy 79th birthday on NATIONAL MICK JAGGER DAY! When you look […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/25/22 – CULINARY DAY!

This is not just for chefs and foodies, today is for anyone who cooks, which means all of us on NATIONAL CULINARY DAY! In America, we’re all about the food. Big country, big appetite. Until the 20th Century, most of us made food, before we discovered big […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/24/22 – TEQUILA DAY!

Here’s a holiday where it doesn’t matter how you celebrate, since you won’t remember it anyway. Let’s have an involuntary shudder for NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY! Tequila is a nasty tasting white whiskey made from the blue agave plant native to the state of Jalisco in Mexico, where […]

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