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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/23/24 – 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 DAY! Known mainly as the Founding Father with

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/21/24 – THE GREAT 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 GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL DAY! With a subtitle like “A Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, In

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/11/24 – 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 we mark NATIONAL ALEXANDER HAMILTON DAY! The illegitimate

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