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Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/6/20 – BABE RUTH DAY!

He was born in a Baltimore neighborhood called Pigtown 125 years ago today, February 6, 1895, son of a barkeep who sent him to live in a boys reformatory where he learned shirt making, carpentry and how to play baseball better than any else one ever played […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/23/20 – JOHN HANCOCK DAY!

He wasn’t an insurance man, but a wealthy Boston merchant and community leader who, along with his childhood friend John Adams, came of age at a time of increasing conflict with the British Crown, with Boston as the center of revolutionary thought, making today NATIONAL JOHN HANCOCK […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/21/20 – AMERICAN NOVEL DAY!

It wasn’t the Great American Novel, or even a very popular American novel, but “The Power of Sympathy” by William Hill Brown was the first American novel, published by Isaiah Thomas in Boston on January 21, 1789, making today NATIONAL AMERICAN NOVEL DAY! With a subtitle like “A […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/17/20 – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY!

It really is all about the Benjamin today,  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 the youngest mind. In his long life, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/11/20 – ALEXANDER HAMILTON DAY!

He was born January 11, 1755, in Charlestown, capital of the Caribbean Island of Nevis, which remains in British hands to this day. He sought his education in the North American colonies, which do not remain in British hands, thanks to him and his fellow Founders, so […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/26/19 – RED SOX SELL BABE RUTH DAY!

It was the best of trades. It was the worst of trades. December 26, 1919. For the New York Yankees, it was the best thing that ever happened, the very first step in forging their brand name as the winningest team in professional sports. For the Red Sox? […]

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