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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/19/24 – TEMPORARY INSANITY DAY!

Oh say can you see? As (temporarily) nuts as it may seem, this holiday is directly related to America’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” and to official corruption. Today is NATIONAL TEMPORARY INSANITY DAY! If you have to be insane, temporary is the way to go, especially if it gets you acquitted of a murder

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/3/24 – NORMAN ROCKWELL DAY!

He was in many ways the Voice of America, although few heard him speak. His paintings, however, were snapshots of our history, and so we celebrate NATIONAL NORMAN ROCKWELL DAY! Born February 3, 1894 in New York City, professional illustrator Norman Rockwell transcended the boundary between popular illustration and fine art. His magazine covers for

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/15/17 – NATIONAL BANISH EVIL SPIRITS DAY (LUPERCALIA)!

  Like a great many things in the modern world, this holiday comes to us courtesy of Rome,  NATIONAL BANISH EVIL SPIRITS DAY! Who can argue with avoiding evil spirits? Called “Lupercalia” by ancient Romans, this holiday is designed to avert evil, purify our surroundings and release health and fertility for all. The name Lupercalia

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/18/14 – BIODIESEL DAY!

Who knew? Rudolph Diesel (1858 – 1913), inventor of the Diesel engine, meant for it to run on vegetable oil, not the petroleum-derived diesel fuel used today, so we celebrate NATIONAL BIODIESEL DAY! Diesel noticed how steam engines waste 90% of their fuel, while internal combustion engines waste up to 75%, and designed his engine to

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY,3/14/14 – INTERNATIONAL MARK ANTONY GETS LUCKY DAY!

  March 14, 44 BCE was Julius Caesar’s second-worst day, but  for his Co-Consul and best friend, it was one of his best days, making today INTERNATIONAL MARK ANTONY GETS LUCKY DAY! It was the day before the Ides of March, and Caesar’s assassins were holding their last meeting before making Julius Kabob of Caesar

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