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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/13/20 – ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY!

It is the most widely spoken language on the planet, with China having the most people who speak it, followed by India, the United States and, oh right, England, the original reason we celebrate NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY! Officially called a “West Germanic” language, English originated as an […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/23/20 – ZACK WHEAT DAY!

He was born in Hamilton, Missouri on May 23, 1888, son of an English-descended father and a Cherokee mother, but made his name playing right field in Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, and today we celebrate NATIONAL ZACK WHEAT DAY! He was a Brooklyn Dodger before they were the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/19 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into your computer, every word, definition and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/26/20 – AUSTRALIA DAY!

Today we salute the Land Down Under. 232 years ago today, on January 26, 1788, a British fleet entered Sydney Cove in what is now New South Wales, Australia, and Captain John Hunter declared it a great place to build a futuristic opera house, making today INTERNATIONAL […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/25/19 – 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, 7/28/19 – POTATO DAY!

Thomas Harriot was an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, translator, and a man who made drawings of the moon as seen through a telescope before Galileo. For none of these things is he remembered, however, and his National Day doesn’t even mention his name on NATIONAL POTATO DAY! […]

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