American Revolution

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/29/24 – 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 “Common Sense” (1776) kickstarted the American Revolution and

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/19/23 – 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 building log huts. And that’s just one thing

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/11/23 – 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 that debonaire matinee idol mustache, and another was

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/3/23 – 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 give us a reason to celebrate NATIONAL TREATY

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