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Posts Tagged ‘February’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/28/21 – GOOD RIDDANCE FEBRUARY DAY!

You won’t find this brand new holiday in any Official Directory of Observances, but it’s sure to catch on. You see, at long last, today is NATIONAL GOOD RIDDANCE FEBRUARY DAY! Winter’s been raging for over 2 months, and you’re thinking homicidal thoughts about your local TV […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/27/21 – INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY!

You’re a 9 foot-tall, fifteen hundred pound mountain of muscle and menace in white fur, living in the frozen north and swimming in the Arctic Ocean like some crazy Scandinavian, and you just happen to be the largest species of terrestrial predator. Must be INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY! […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/22/21 – WOOLWORTH’S FIVE & DIME DAY!

It’s where Mom took you to shop for bargains, and movie stars got discovered sitting on a stool at the soda fountain, making today NATIONAL WOOLWORTH’S FIVE & DIME DAY! On February 22, 1879, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first store, “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” in Utica, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/21/21 – STICKY BUNS DAY!

Minds out of the gutter now, we’re talking pastry here! You know who you are on NATIONAL STICKY BUNS DAY! Okay, salacious thoughts are unavoidable when saying sticky buns, but they were introduced to America by the notoriously unsexy German immigrants to Pennsylvania back in the 1700s. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/20/21 – POST OFFICE DAY!

Wait a minute, wait a minute, Mister Postman! Don’t return to sender, ’cause my baby, she wrote me a letter on NATIONAL POST OFFICE DAY! He always rings twice, and since February 20, 1792, Mail Carriers of the U.S. Postal Service have been braving every sort of […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/18/21 – PLUTO IS TOO A PLANET, DAMMIT DAY!

Pluto, we hardly knew ye! Having been discovered on February 18, 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh, Pluto was named and invited to join the Planet Club, the newest, smallest and furthest member from the sun. It was a joyful day for all things Plutonian, NATIONAL PLUTO IS TOO […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/16/21 – CALL 9-1-1 DAY!

“Does anyone know the phone number for 9-1-1?” ~ Al Bundy, famous numbskull. Before February 16, 1968, however, nobody knew the number, it was different in every town, making today NATIONAL CALL 9-1-1 DAY! Not that you should call 911 just to celebrate the day, it’s still […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/15/21 – SUSAN B. ANTHONY DAY!

She was a women’s rights activist at a time when it was considered improper for a woman to even speak in public, a feminist a century before the word was coined, and one of the reasons why women got the vote, although she didn’t live to see […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/14/21 – FERRIS WHEEL DAY!

It was 1893 at the Chicago World Fair and the engineer who designed one of the exhibits was named George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. so you just know the guy wore spats, and today is NATIONAL FERRIS WHEEL DAY! Nobody ever accused George Ferris of thinking small. His […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/13/21 – WORLD RADIO DAY!

Maybe video killed the radio star, but no invention has yet to replace radio itself, so today we mark WORLD RADIO DAY! This is not a celebration of Marconi, Faraday, Hertz, Orsted, Ampere, Henry, Maxwell, Stubblefield or Popov, all of whom seem to have a claim on […]

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