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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/19/21 – EDGAR ALLAN POE DAY!

Once upon a midnight dreary in Boston Massachusetts, actress Elizabeth Poe went into labor, and on January 19, 1809, America’s favorite Dark Traveler was born, and so we celebrate NATIONAL EDGAR ALLEN POE DAY!  When Edgar Poe was a year old, his actor father David Poe, Jr. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/16/21 – WOMEN IN BLUE JEANS DAY!

Okay, this holiday is mostly for men but, as with most things, could not be possible without women. Today is a special day indeed, fellas, NATIONAL WOMEN IN BLUE JEANS DAY! Sure, today is also Magnetic South Pole Day, the day in 1909 that Shackleton and his […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/15/21 – HAT DAY!

“I’ve felt some good felt hats and felt some bad felt hats, but I’ve never felt a felt hat that felt quite like that felt hat felt.” Words to live by on NATIONAL HAT DAY! Wear ‘em if you got ‘em; Fedoras, Caps, Bonnets, Toques, Sombreros, Homburgs, Ten […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/13/21 – STEVEN FOSTER MEMORIAL DAY!

He wrote the soundtrack for the latter half of the 19th Century. Everyone reading this knows at least a few of his compositions by heart. Before Tin Pan Alley, before the Brill Building, before Bacharach/David and before Holland/Dozier/Holland, there was the Great American Songwriter Steven Foster. Being […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/12/21 – CRYOGENICS DAY!

Maybe you never heard of James Hiram Bedford, but someday you just might. It seems that Jim became the first man to have himself frozen when he died, hoping to get thawed out and cured of what killed him, making today NATIONAL CRYOGENICS DAY! Bedford was no […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/11/21 – 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, 1/10/21 – PECULIAR PEOPLE DAY!

Face it, we’re not rich enough to be called eccentric, or dangerous enough to be madmen, so we settle for celebrating NATIONAL PECULIAR PEOPLE DAY! That’s right, I’m talking to you. You are not only marching to the beat of a different drummer, you’re wearing swim fins with […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/9/21 – BALLOON ASCENSION DAY!

Jean Pierre Blanchard was a household name. In the Blanchard household, anyway. Born in France in 1750, he was the first to fly in the Americas, more than a century before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, making today NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY! On January 9, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/8/21 – EARTH’S ROTATION DAY!

Did you notice that? The earth has slowed down its incessant spinning, and in the past century our day is 1.7 milliseconds longer than it used to be, requiring us to add a full second to June 30th a few years ago, one of those arcane facts we […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/7/21 – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS DAY!

You know who’s not getting a day, right? The Washington Generals. Not with their record of 6 wins and 13,000 losses against their touring rivals and today’s honorees on NATIONAL HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS DAY! The most famous professional basketball team in the world does not play in a competitive league. […]

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