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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/16/24 – INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY!

By never saying a word, he spoke every language, becoming the most famous man in the world, making today INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY! One of the world’s first movies stars, Charles Spencer Chaplin (b. April 16, 1889, London, England) was a monumental talent; writer, actor, director, producer and a talented composer who scored his own films. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/13/23 – 1930s’ LINGO DAY!

Don’t be a sob sister, brother! Take a gander at your favorite Black & White flicks today and wise up, it’s NATIONAL 1930’S LINGO DAY! If you think the 1960s invented slang, guess again, Abercrombie, and quit bumping gums on my dime! It don’t take no sharp-eyed gumshoe to figure out the 1930s were America’s Golden

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/2/23 – SCIENCE FICTION DAY!

Oh, Captain Video! And Kirk and Picard and Nemo and, what the hell, Flash Gordon, we’ll promote him to Captain too. Get out your ray guns, boys and girls, it’s NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION DAY! What Jules Verne started, others took up with a passion and gave us the literary genre Science Fiction, great writers like Heinlein, Asimov,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/23 – ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!

Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first one on the Roof Theater called Jardin de Paris on Broadway on July 8, 1907, beginning a 30-year run and making today NATIONAL ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!  Inspired by Paris’ Follies Bergere, showman Florence Ziegfeld conceived and produced lavish revues featuring dozens of beautiful dancers and chorus girls (the legendary Ziegfeld

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