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Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/10/20 – LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY!

Wars are expensive, and nobody knew that better than Napoleon Bonaparte, who was forced to unload some prime real estate for a lousy 42¢ an acre to pay for his latest contretemps with the British Empire, making today NATIONAL LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY! The year was 1803, and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/1/21 – PEACE CORPS DAY!

Executive Order #10924 was one of President John F. Kennedy’s better ideas, and on March 1, 1961, he mobilized America’s first peaceful army, making today NATIONAL PEACE CORPS DAY! Kennedy first proposed the Peace Corps as a Congressman in 1951, calling for an “army of missionaries for Democracy.” […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/19/19 – MALCOLM X DAY!

Malcolm Little didn’t show much promise. Smart as a whip, he used his brain as a young man to be a thief, gambler, drug dealer and pimp, a small time Harlem racketeer out of Milwaukee. Of course he was caught and sent to prison, but that’s where […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/3/13, NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

Summertime, and the living is … hot as Hades, and humid as a rain forest, dammit! Only one thing to do on a dog day like today, celebrate NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY! The fruit twice the size of our heads is our go-to snack on these scorchers, our […]

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NOT GETTING IT QUITE RIGHT

With the best of intentions, we still screw up. We all want to build a better world, to live in peace, prosperity and brotherhood and leave our children a world where they can flourish. We may have different ideas of how to go about that, but any […]

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