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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/5/20 – STORYTELLING DAY!

Once upon a time there was a lonely little holiday, until one day it came upon a big sign on the side of the road saying, in big red letters; NATIONAL STORYTELLING DAY! Storytelling is the great oral tradition of every human society, dating back before alphabets. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/1/20 – MODEL T DAY!

Making its debut on October 1, 1908, there were more than 15 million of them made by the time it was replaced by the Model A in 1927, and was the first car built for the masses. The Ford Model T, called “The Tin Lizzie” and honored […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/29/20 – 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 […]

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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, 2/25/20- FAT TUESDAY!

Call it the day before the austere Lenten Season, a wild street party, Carnival or Mardi Gras, the idea is to overindulge in everything on FAT TUESDAY! If you want to know the exact origins of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, ask an anthropologist, but Margaret Meade […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/17/20 – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY!

It really is all about the Benjamin today,  NATIONAL BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY! We know him, we love him, we learned all about him in school, and we covet his portrait on the hundred dollar bill. The oldest Founding Founder was the one with the youngest mind. In his long life, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/16/20 – 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 […]

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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 […]

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