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Posts Tagged ‘December’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/31/20 – LIGHT BULB DAY!

At his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey on December 31, 1879, America’s Inventor, Thomas Alva Edison unveiled the future, making today NATIONAL LIGHT BULB DAY! Consider the light bulb, that household item we take for granted and buy by the dozens to light our homes and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/30/20 – BACON DAY!

Why this holiday doesn’t get an entire season is just the bad luck of falling so close to the Christmas/New Year juggernaut. If this day fell in that holiday-starved stretch of late winter it would be huge, as is only befitting NATIONAL BACON DAY! You know it, you […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/29/20 – TEXAS STATEHOOD DAY!

On this date in 1845 the Republic of Texas ceased to exist and the 28th State was admitted to the Union, making today NATIONAL TEXAS STATEHOOD DAY! The nation born of insurrection against Mexico and remembering the Alamo became America’s largest state that December 29, 1845. Texas […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/28/20 – BAIRNS’ DAY!

They say today, December 28, is the unluckiest day of the year. But when you get the gist of it, no one that is able to read is in any danger. It’s the little guys who have to sweat it on NATIONAL BAIRNS’ DAY! Bairns’ Day is […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/26/20 – 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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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/25/20 – ISAAC NEWTON DAY!

On Christmas Day, 1642, the world received the gift of science for Christmas when a man was born who would not only make groundbreaking scientific discoveries in mathematics and physics, but who also laid down the laws for the Scientific Method that transformed every science, and so […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/23/20 – FESTIVUS!

“What about the rest of us,” you query? Where’s our special day in the midst of America’s month-long feeding frenzy called Christmas Season? It took a very special man and a bold thinker to challenge the Christmas Hegemony. We have Frank Costanza to thank for FESTIVUS! But […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/22/20 – MAYFLOWER DAY!

While some feel it would have been better for America if the Mayflower has simply sunk to the bottom of the sea, taking its cargo of miserable Puritanical scolds and punishers with it, they made it to Plymouth Rock on December 22, 1620, forcing the rest of […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/21/20 – YULE DAY! (WINTER SOLSTICE)

Celebrated ever since mankind had the wits to celebrate anything but staying uneaten by Buick-sized bears for one more day, Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, marking the official change of seasons from Autumn to Winter. In European cultures, it was originally called Yule […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/20/20 – UNDERDOG DAY!

The Underdog. And just who would that be, you ask? Why, it is us, every last one of us. So come celebrate your holiday on NATIONAL UNDERDOG DAY! The rank and file of humanity is who we are, those who build and run this world. Not the silver spoon and […]

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