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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/28/23 – 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! It seems that Harriot sailed with the renowned …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/4/23 – 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. Leonard’s only choice to play “The World’s Most …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/16/22- BATTLE OF THE BULGE DAY!

78 years ago today, December 16, 1944, Allied troops were settling in for the winter, having successfully invaded and liberated Nazi-occupied France and Belgium, forcing the mighty Wehrmacht into retreat and disarray. The war in Europe was widely considered all but won. By the Allies, anyway, but Germany had one more major offensive up its …

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