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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/11/21 – ALEXANDER HAMILTON DAY!

He was born January 11, 1755, in Charlestown, capital of the Caribbean Island of Nevis, which remains in British hands to this day. He sought his education in the North American colonies, which do not remain in British hands, thanks to him and his fellow Founders, so […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/10/21 – PECULIAR PEOPLE DAY!

Face it, we’re not rich enough to be called eccentric, or dangerous enough to be madmen, so we settle for celebrating NATIONAL PECULIAR PEOPLE DAY! That’s right, I’m talking to you. You are not only marching to the beat of a different drummer, you’re wearing swim fins with […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/9/21 – BALLOON ASCENSION DAY!

Jean Pierre Blanchard was a household name. In the Blanchard household, anyway. Born in France in 1750, he was the first to fly in the Americas, more than a century before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, making today NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY! On January 9, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/8/21 – EARTH’S ROTATION DAY!

Did you notice that? The earth has slowed down its incessant spinning, and in the past century our day is 1.7 milliseconds longer than it used to be, requiring us to add a full second to June 30th a few years ago, one of those arcane facts we […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/7/21 – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS DAY!

You know who’s not getting a day, right? The Washington Generals. Not with their record of 6 wins and 13,000 losses against their touring rivals and today’s honorees on NATIONAL HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS DAY! The most famous professional basketball team in the world does not play in a competitive league. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/6/21 – NATIONAL BRAILLE DAY!

His blindness opened millions of eyes. As a brilliant student at the National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, he invented a writing system that opened up the entire world of letters to the blind, and so we celebrate  NATIONAL BRAILLE DAY! Louis Braille was born in the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/5/21 – NATIONAL BIRD DAY

What’s it going to be today; ducks in a row, swallows returning to Capistrano, birds of a feather or 6 geese-a-laying? It’s all good on NATIONAL BIRD DAY Consider what a dreary world this would be without birds, the creatures that most inspire us. Could we fly […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/3/21 – FESTIVAL OF SLEEP DAY!

This holiday ought to be a snap to observe properly, what with most of the country as frigid as Melania’s smile on NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SLEEP DAY! It’s cold and dreary, the days are short, and we’re staring down the barrel of 2-1/2 more months of winter. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/2/21 – LET’S RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE DAY!

“Let’s see who salutes it” is the theme of today’s National Day. It’s new idea time, new attitudes, a new me, the usual flurry of good intentions that pave our road to hell on NATIONAL LET’S RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE DAY! The old saying, “Let’s run it […]

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