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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/20/21 – MICKEY MANTLE DAY!

It is said he was the best natural athlete ever to play the game, and the fastest ever running from home to first base. In spite of suffering from osteomyelitis and a series of crippling leg injuries and chronic conditions that required his legs to be wrapped […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/19/21 – BRIDGE DAY!

Well, this one is mainly celebrated by bungee jumpers in West Virginia, where they still marvel at the innovation of steel bridges, but today it goes mainstream on NATIONAL BRIDGE DAY! There are an estimated 600,000 bridges in the United States, one for every 550 people, crossing […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/18/21 – MAMMOGRAPHY DAY!

It’s the old squeeze play today, when we celebrate breast health, and there’s no better way to ensure breast health than NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY! You’ve all been there, ladies, with those ice cold metal plates getting tightened just a little more, so the machines can check every square inch […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/17/21 – MULLIGAN DAY!

Regrets? We’ve all had a few, and who doesn’t want a do-over every so often? Everyone has a thick “What I Should Have Said” and a “What I Should Have Done” file, perfect for NATIONAL MULLIGAN DAY! Remember that job interview where you called the little guy who […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/16/21 – DICTIONARY DAY!

Well, pluck my Funk & Wagnall’s, Webster! Here’s a holiday close to Password Man’s heart, NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! Hot on the heels of “National English Language Day,” today we celebrate that big fat book with painted page edges and little thumb indents for each letter of the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/15/21 – I LOVE LUCY DAY!

Looks like someone’s got  some ‘splainin‘ to do! Why? Because it’s NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY! On October 15th, 1951, Colombia Broadcasting System first aired “I Love Lucy.” Created by Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz as a starring vehicle for his wife, comic actress Lucille Ball, “I Love […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/13/21 – ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY!

It is the most widely spoken language on the planet, with China having the most people who speak it, followed by India, the United States and… oh right, England, the original reason we celebrate NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY! Officially called a “West Germanic” language, English originated as an […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/12/21 – NATIONAL FARMERS DAY!

Our first president was a hemp farmer, and 7 more farmers and a rancher also became American Presidents, the most recent being peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. There’s something humble and hopeful about farmers, generally a good natured bunch. Even in today’s largely urban society, everyone celebrates NATIONAL […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/11/21 – NATIVE AMERICANS DAY!

Guess who was standing on the beach in 1492 getting “discovered” by Christopher Columbus? Guess who taught the Pilgrims how to survive New England Winters? Yes, those we celebrate on this NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICANS DAY! The people usually left out of Columbus Day celebrations called the Americas “The […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/10/21 – NAVAL SCHOOL DAY!

It’s a much better name than the Philadelphia Naval Asylum, where America’s future Naval Officers were trained until October 10, 1845, when the new Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Maryland, making today NATIONAL NAVAL SCHOOL DAY! Since renamed the United States Naval Academy and called “Annapolis” by […]

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