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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/28/24 – 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 Weatherperson, the smug jerk. We don’t need smirking

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/27/24 – 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! Not to be confused with the Polar Bear

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/23/24 – PHOTOJOURNALISM DAY!

On February 23, 1945, four US Marines raised an American flag amid the burnt rubble and twisted steel wreckage atop Mount Suribachi on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, caught in the act by photographer Joe Rosenthal, and one of the most iconic photographs ever taken was created, making today NATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM DAY! Photojournalists go where it isn’t

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/22/24 – 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, New York. The store wasn’t as great as

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/21/24 – 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. Sticky buns involve twisted leavened dough, almond paste,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/19/24 – TEMPORARY INSANITY DAY!

Oh say can you see? As (temporarily) nuts as it may seem, this holiday is directly related to America’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” and to official corruption. Today is NATIONAL TEMPORARY INSANITY DAY! If you have to be insane, temporary is the way to go, especially if it gets you acquitted of a murder

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