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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/15/21 – THE IDES OF MARCH!

Can’t say Caesar wasn’t warned by a blind, emaciated street beggar (and those guys are never wrong), but the Dictator for Life of the Roman Republic was one arrogant son of a bitch. Until 44 BCE that is, on THE IDES OF MARCH! “Et tu, Brute?” were […]

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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, 12/9/20 – WEARY WILLIE DAY!

Emmet Kelly was born on December 9, 1898, and as a young man began a career as a trapeze artist with the John Robinson circus, but made his indelible mark on circus history as a clown, making today NATIONAL WEARY WILLIE DAY! As the sad, ragged hobo […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/27/19 MAE WEST DAY

It’s not her birthday, or the anniversary of her death, but instead a day that tells us exactly why we celebrate this magnificent woman on NATIONAL MAE WEST DAY! On December 27, 1937, Mae West got herself banned from NBC Radio after she performed “The Adam And […]

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