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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/17/21 – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY!

It really is all about the Benjamins today, or at least one of them on 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 […]

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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, 8/22/20 – NATIONAL VICTROLA DAY!

Years before RCA and the His Master’s Voice Dog, there was only Victor, as in Victor Talking Machine Company, which manufactured its first Victrola on this date in 1906, leaving us no option but celebrating NATIONAL VICTROLA DAY! The Victor Talking Machine Company was the baby of […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/19/20 – MAX FLEISCHER DAY!

He invented the Rotoscope for integrating cartoons and live footage, and came up with the follow-the-bouncing-ball technique, but his greatest contributions to American culture were cartoon characters, making today NATIONAL MAX FLEISCHER DAY! What would America be without Popeye the Sailor man, Betty Boop, Koko the Clown […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/29/20 – iPHONE DAY!

Here’s one for the Geeks,  whose time has finally come after 5,000 years of recorded history, during which it was the Geeks who invented everything that made history possible, and Kings that got the credit, so today we celebrate the Holy Grail for Geeks, NATIONAL iPHONE DAY […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/23/20 – TYPEWRITER DAY!

Never heard of Christopher Latham Sholes? Don’t feel bad, few people have, but everyone reading this has used his QWERTY keyboard, so if you need someone to blame for putting the alphabet out of alphabetical order, he’s the guy, and today is his day, NATIONAL TYPEWRITER DAY! […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/13/20 – VELCRO DAY!

It’s all about the hooks and the loops, but who cares about that? To most if us, it’s magic. You know it, you love it, you use it all the time, and today we celebrate it on NATIONAL VELCRO DAY! Shkrriipptch! That’s the ripping sound of velcro […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/13/20 – THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY!

“Thomas Jefferson lives” said John Adams on the day they both died, fittingly on July 4, 1826, the Independence Day they both helped create exactly 50 years earlier, and today is NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY! Our most influential and admired Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson was a true […]

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