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Posts Tagged ‘April’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/30/21 – HONESTY DAY!

Today might, or might not be NATIONAL HONESTY DAY! If ever there was an overrated virtue, it is honesty. Are they kidding with this one? Honesty can be downright suicidal! The idea is that for this one day, anyone can ask a person anything and they are […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/28/21 – INTERGALACTIC ASTRONOMY DAY!

Just in case you’re not feeling small and insignificant enough, today is INTERGALACTIC ASTRONOMY DAY! That’s right, it’s star gazing time, and we search the boundless heavens for beauty and wonders, never disappointed. The same system that works in atoms, a central rotating nucleus with orbiting electrons, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/27/21 – MORSE CODE DAY!

While he did not invent the telegraph alone, and Samuel F. B. Morse worked closely with co-inventors Alfred Vail and Joseph Henry, he was the one who came up with the alphabetic and numeric code we salute on NATIONAL MORSE CODE DAY!  Beginning in 1836, mankind could […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/26/21 – HUG AN AUSTRALIAN DAY!

For people descended from cutpurses and highwaymen, they’re alright, mate, and have an outsized influence on the world thanks to their genial personalities and having “Waltzing Matilda” for a National Song, so we salute them on NATIONAL HUG AN AUSTRALIAN DAY! Sure, we only understand about every […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/25/21 – DNA DAY!

Good DNA is an attribute we assign to people who are especially attractive, healthy, or old. At least we’ve been saying that since April 25, 1953, when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin announced their discovery of the structure of the building blocks of all […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/24/21 – LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DAY!

You can’t borrow a book unless you’re a Senator or Representative, but you can hang around all day and read or listen to anything you like. It’s open to the public, even on NATIONAL LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DAY! On April 24, 1800, America’s Second President, John Adams, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/23/21 – TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY!

What light from yon flatscreen breaks? Forsooth ‘n shit, it’s NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY! The Granddaddy of all English writers, The Bard himself, William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon would have had a field day with today’s English language and its 250,000-word vocabulary. Old Bill had to get […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/22/21 – EARTH DAY!

Who’s from Earth? A show of hands, please. Good, it’s almost unanimous, so let’s have a round of applause for INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY! At 4.5 billion years old, the planet doesn’t look a day over 3.8 billion, and is home to more and more of us every […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/21/21 – INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY!

Even when you’ve been raised by wolves with your twin brother Remus, sooner or later a fellow wants a taste of Bright Lights, Big City, so on this day in 753 BCE, Romulus got busy on the banks of the Tiber River on INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY! It wasn’t built […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/20/21 – DETECTIVE STORY DAY!

Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his gothic tales of horror and dread, gave birth on this day in 1841 to the likes of  Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Hercule Poirot and Alex Cross when he published what is considered the first detective story, “The Murders […]

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