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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/14/21 – VJ DAY!

76 years ago today, the global slaughter that was World War 2 came to an end when Japan surrendered, making August 14th NATIONAL VJ DAY! VJ stands for Victory over Japan, and with the announcement of their capitulation, the biggest and bloodiest war in history was over, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/3/21 – UNDERWEAR DAY!

Boxers or briefs? Panties or bloomers? T-Shirts or tank tops? Slips or camisoles? These are the choices we make every day without a thought, but today we choose them with a thought, since it’s NATIONAL UNDERWEAR DAY! Show us what’s underneath, it’s Underwear Day! Once humans invented […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/4/21 – GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA DAY!

Since this is one of those years when Independence Day and the Fourth of July fall on the same day, thus canceling each other out, today is, by default, INTERNATIONAL GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA DAY! Born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy, Luigina Lollobrigida was director Robert Z. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/6/20 – D-DAY

Half of them were teenagers, and not very many among the 156,000 Allied troops were much older. They were heading for the beaches of Normandy and the Nazi fortress that was Western Europe in the largest sea and airborne invasion in history, a day known simply as […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/8/21 – V.E. DAY!

Seventy six years ago today, on May 8, 1945, Germany’s Third Reich surrendered unconditionally. For Europe, the long nightmare of World War 2 was over. For America, it marked a job halfway done on NATIONAL V.E. DAY! Victory in Europe in World War 2 marked the beginning of the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/21/21 – INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY!

Even when you’ve been raised by wolves with your twin brother Remus, sooner or later a fellow wants a taste of Bright Lights, Big City, so on this day in 753 BCE, Romulus got busy on the banks of the Tiber River on INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY! It wasn’t built […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/31/21 – JACK JOHNSON DAY!

They called him The Galveston Giant, when they weren’t calling him Ni**er, that is, or throwing him in jail for loving white women and promoting one more hayseed palooka as The Great White Hope to unseat him as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Today is NATIONAL JACK […]

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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, 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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