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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/16/19 – BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY!

On November 16, 1873, The Blues was born in Florence, Alabama when William Christopher Handy made his debut, wailing like the Bluesman we celebrate on NATIONAL BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY! W.C. Handy, called The Father of The Blues, learned to play music in secret from his preacher […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/14/20 – LOOSEN UP, LIGHTEN UP DAY!

Okay, uptight people, you know who you are. You worry about appearances, you worry about propriety, you worry about money, you worry about other people, you worry about worrying. Well, you can pull the stick out on NATIONAL LOOSEN UP, LIGHTEN UP DAY! Attitude? Mellow. Outlook? Sunny. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/13/20- FULL MOON FRIDAY THE 13TH!

Who cares what holiday falls today? Dammit, it’s FULL MOON FRIDAY THE 13TH! Run for your lives! Jason’s coming, Freddy too, and it’s a full moon tonight so werewolves and vampires will be on the prowl. At least that’s what they tell us, so be a sport […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/12/20 – YOUNG READERS DAY!

I will not read big words or news, I will not read your don’ts and dos. I will read things that make me laugh, I will read all about giraffes. Why oh why oh why, you say? It’s NATIONAL YOUNG READERS DAY! Books, books, and more books! We […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/10/20 – FORGET-ME-NOT DAY!

  Now, if I could only remember who or what it is I’m supposed to be forgetting, or not forgetting on NATIONAL FORGET-ME-NOT DAY! Do we write Forget-Me-Not notes to people, or do we forget about them? Reminisce or repress? In any respectably misspent life, there’s no shortage of […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/9/20 – CHAOS DAY!

What is human society but an attempt to impose order on chaos? What are these attempts but futile? What are unanswerable questions but annoying? Figure it out on NATIONAL CHAOS DAY! We make our plans, we learn our ABCs, dutifully set our alarm clocks and keep our […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/8/20 – DUNCE DAY!

They say stupid is the new brilliant, they in this case being blithering idiots. This being America, however, even idiots get a Day, and the rest of us just have to shut up and endure  NATIONAL  DUNCE DAY! In a nation that once celebrated brilliance and achievement, and boasted […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/7/20 – MARIE CURIE DAY!

Marie Skłodowska was a great woman born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. Who, you ask? Like many women both great and otherwise, she became known by her husband’s name, and achieved her greatest success in a different country, and today we celebrate NATIONAL MARIE CURIE DAY! Not […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/6/20 – SAXOPHONE DAY!

Today we celebrate a Belgian who is neither a fictional private detective nor a waffle maker, but a man who has touched all our lives without exception. We salute Adolphe Sax (November 6, 1814 – February 7, 1894) on INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE DAY! Who’s your favorite sax man? Gerry […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/1/20 – FREEDOM DAY!

It wasn’t enough to win the Civil War. It had to be written into the Constitution so that it could never happen again, no matter what. On this date in 1865, Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment to The Constitution, making today NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY! The Civil […]

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