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

If you are off from work today, thank the Labor Movement. If you are getting paid to barbecue and have some laughs with friends and family, doing no labor, thank a union on LABOR DAY! The Labor Movement was not just a series of strikes, demonstrations and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/5/21 – PIZZA DAY!

Why is today different from other days?  Everyone knows it’s NATIONAL PIZZA DAY! We know it, we love it, we inhale it to the tune of 350 slices per second. Considered a lowly peasant food by Italians in the 1800s, pizza (“pie” in Italian) is now among the most popular […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/4/21 – NEWSPAPER CARRIERS DAY!

Who remembers the big canvas sack strapped to the handlebars of your bicycle with your local newspaper’s name stenciled across the front? If you do, you once had a Paper Route, and we salute you on NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIERS DAY! Once upon a time for a lot of […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/3/21 – TREATY OF PARIS DAY!

They took their time ending wars in the 18th century, when all they had was dial-up, and cell phone service was worse than AT&T’s. British Major General Cornwallis had surrendered to George Washington almost 2 years before, ending the American Revolution, but it took that long to […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/2/21 SPALDING DAY!

We all know the single name for the pink rubber balls once sold in every candy store in America for a dime, reason enough to celebrate NATIONAL SPALDING DAY! Pronounced “spaldeen” by young boys, the Spalding High-Bounce Ball is the perfect ball for every urban sport from […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/1/21 – INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT DAY!

Also called Missing Eleven Days Day, today is  INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT DAY! One result of Great Britain’s decision to replace the Julian Calendar with the Gregorian Calendar in 1752 was an 11 day “Calendar Adjustment” that meant everyone in Britain and her American colonies went to sleep […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/31/21 – BACON DAY!

What’s that musical sound? What’s that heavenly smell? Could this be an Ascension? If not, that can only mean one thing. Today is NATIONAL BACON DAY! You know it, you love it, you can’t get enough bacon, as close to a national food as there is in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/30/21 – FRANKENSTEIN DAY!

Torches and pitchforks, midnight at the castle, pass it on! It’s NATIONAL FRANKENSTEIN DAY! Today is Mary Shelly’s 224th birthday, the author of one of the most popular stories in history. Originally published in 1818 as “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,“ Shelley not only wrote a completely […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/29/21 – ENLIGHTENMENT DAY!

Okay, “The Enlightenment” is an elastic term claimed by several historical epochs, and if the world hasn’t caught up to your particular philosophy yet, perhaps you won’t join us in celebrating NATIONAL ENLIGHTENMENT DAY! It was August 29, 1632 when Mr. Enlightenment himself, John Locke, was born […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/28/21 – I HAVE A DREAM DAY!

58 years ago today a man made a speech to 300,000 people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A gifted orator and an extraordinary man, Martin Luther King, Jr. departed from his prepared text to share a dream with his country, and today we celebrate NATIONAL […]

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