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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/29/23 – INTERNATIONAL CONFUCIUS DAY!

Who can deny that Chinese proverbs demand acquiescence by beginning with “who can deny?” None can deny that no one wrote more Chinese proverbs than Confucius, the reason we celebrate INTERNATIONAL CONFUCIUS DAY! Born Kong Qiu in 551 BC in Zou, the renowned teacher Confucius is known among philosophers as The King of One Liners. …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/16/22 – WOMEN IN BLUE JEANS DAY!

Okay, this holiday is mostly for men but, as with most things, could not be possible without women. Today is a special day indeed, fellas, NATIONAL WOMEN IN BLUE JEANS DAY! Sure, today is also Magnetic South Pole Day, the day in 1909 that Shackleton and his doomed band of shivering researchers reached that invisible …

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HOW COMPUTERS SAVED THE WORLD AND DROVE US NUTS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAN AND MACHINE

Like a great many websites lining the Information Superhighway, at bobcrespo.com we try to be civic minded virtual citizens by providing all sorts of free information and services, whether or not anyone sought it. We all now have the means to learn everything there is to know about copper rivets, Collared Peccaries or building a …

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