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Posts Tagged ‘August’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/3/21 – UNDERWEAR DAY!

Boxers or briefs? Panties or bloomers? T-Shirts or tank tops? Slips or camisoles? These are the choices we make every day without a thought, but today we choose them with a thought, since it’s NATIONAL UNDERWEAR DAY! Show us what’s underneath, it’s Underwear Day! Once humans invented […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/21/21 -MIDSUMMER!

It’s nowhere near the middle of summer, those pavement and brain-melting days of early August, but ancient tradition demands we lay off the word “solstice” today, so as not to confuse us backward peasants into thinking we displeased some god or goddess of fertility or another, and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/31/20 – BACON DAY!

What’s that musical sound? What’s that heavenly smell? Could this be an Ascension? If not, that can only mean one thing. Today is NATIONAL BACON DAY! You know it, you love it, you can’t get enough bacon, as close to a national food as there is in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/30/20 – FRANKENSTEIN DAY!

Torches and pitchforks, midnight at the castle, pass it on! It’s NATIONAL FRANKENSTEIN DAY! Today is Mary Shelly’s 223rd birthday, the author of one of the most popular stories in history. Originally published in 1818 as “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,“ Shelley not only wrote a completely […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/29/20 – ENLIGHTENMENT DAY!

Okay, “The Enlightenment” is an elastic term claimed by several historical epochs, and if the world hasn’t caught up to your particular philosophy yet, perhaps you won’t join us in celebrating NATIONAL ENLIGHTENMENT DAY! It was August 29, 1632 when Mr. Enlightenment himself, John Locke, was born […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/28/20 – I HAVE A DREAM DAY!

57 years ago today a man made a speech to 300,000 people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A gifted orator and an extraordinary man, Martin Luther King, Jr. departed from his prepared text to share a dream with his country, and today we celebrate NATIONAL […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/27/20 – BEATLES MEET ELVIS DAY!

Call it the Yalta of Rock & Roll, When Worlds Collide or Clash of The Titans, but today is NATIONAL BEATLES MEET ELVIS DAY! In 1965, Brian Epstein and Colonel Tom Parker, the two most celebrated managers in music history, arranged for the Beatles to meet Elvis Presley […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/26/20 – DOG DAY!

Big ones, small ones, pedigrees or mutts, we salute them all on NATIONAL DOG DAY! This is the date when dogs and man became besties; August the 26th, 15,000 years ago. Either that, or it’s the anniversary of the first of about two hundred times that Lassie […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/25/20, BANANA SPLIT DAY!

Why do we so fondly remember David Evans Strickler, Apprentice Pharmacist at Tassel Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania? Without this enterprising young man, we wouldn’t be celebrating NATIONAL BANANA SPLIT DAY! Strickler enjoyed creating ice cream sundaes at the pharmacy’s busy soda fountain, not exactly setting himself up […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/24/20 – PLUTO DEMOTED DAY!

One day there you are circling the sun as usual, minding your own and keeping your appointed heavenly rounds, proudly bearing the honor of being the outermost planet in the Solar System, and the next day you’re a nobody, a glorified asteroid, a planetoid! Dwarf Planet at best. Ouch. Let’s […]

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