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Posts Tagged ‘American Revolution’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/15/21 – SUSAN B. ANTHONY DAY!

She was a women’s rights activist at a time when it was considered improper for a woman to even speak in public, a feminist a century before the word was coined, and one of the reasons why women got the vote, although she didn’t live to see […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/29/21 – THOMAS PAINE DAY!

Also called “Freethinker’s Day,” today we celebrate the man who pioneered political blogging, and remains one of the most influential freethinkers ever on NATIONAL THOMAS PAINE DAY! Free thought supports reason over faith, and rejects arbitrary authority, the very definition of the man. Thomas Paine’s self-published pamphlet […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/17/21 – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY!

It really is all about the Benjamins today, or at least one of them on NATIONAL BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY! We know him, we love him, we learned all about him in school, and we covet his portrait on the hundred dollar bill. The oldest Founding Founder was the one with […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/19/20 – VALLEY FORGE DAY

On December 19, 1777, George Washington’s Continental Army settled into their winter quarters. Only trouble was, there were no quarters, just a freezing cold valley. To keep his men warm, General Washington set them to work chopping down trees, dragging them for miles back to camp, and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/11/20 – GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY!

There are several reasons why we have parades in his honor, and bridges named after Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Pułaski (1745-1779), or, as Americans call him; Pulaski. We just don’t know them. Still, we like to celebrate GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY! Certainly one reason has to be […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/3/20 – 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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