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Posts Tagged ‘National Day’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/7/22 – JOE HILL DAY!

“I never died, he said…” Born Joel Emmanuel Hillstrum on October 7th, 1879 in Gävle, Sweden, he emigrated to the United States at age 23 and became a migrant laborer, traveling the western USA in search of work, even surviving the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. None of which […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/6/22 – MAD HATTER DAY!

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” You’d see it clearly if you […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/31/22 – BACON DAY!

What’s that musical sound? What’s that heavenly smell? Could this be an Ascension? If not, that can only mean one thing. Today is NATIONAL BACON DAY! You know it, you love it, you can’t get enough bacon, as close to a national food as there is in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/30/21 – FRANKENSTEIN DAY!

Torches and pitchforks, midnight at the castle, pass it on! It’s NATIONAL FRANKENSTEIN DAY! Today is Mary Shelly’s 225th birthday, the author of one of the most popular stories in history. Originally published in 1818 as “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,“ Shelley not only wrote a completely […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/28/22 – I HAVE A DREAM DAY!

59 years ago today a man made a speech to 300,000 people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A gifted orator and an extraordinary man, Martin Luther King, Jr. departed from his prepared text to share a dream with his country, and today we celebrate NATIONAL […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/27/22 – BEATLES MEET ELVIS DAY!

Call it the Yalta of Rock & Roll, When Worlds Collide or Clash of The Titans, but today is NATIONAL BEATLES MEET ELVIS DAY! In 1965, Brian Epstein and Colonel Tom Parker, the two most celebrated managers in music history, arranged for the Beatles to meet Elvis Presley […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/26/22 – DOG DAY!

Big ones, small ones, pedigrees or mutts, we salute them all on NATIONAL DOG DAY! This is the date when dogs and man became besties; August the 26th, 15,000 years ago. Either that, or it’s the anniversary of the first of about two hundred times that Lassie […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/25/22, BANANA SPLIT DAY!

Why do we so fondly remember David Evans Strickler, Apprentice Pharmacist at Tassel Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania? Without this enterprising young man, we wouldn’t be celebrating NATIONAL BANANA SPLIT DAY! Strickler enjoyed creating ice cream sundaes at the pharmacy’s busy soda fountain, not exactly setting himself up […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/24/22 – PLUTO DEMOTED DAY!

One day there you are circling the sun as usual, minding your own and keeping your appointed heavenly rounds, proudly bearing the honor of being the outermost planet in the Solar System, and the next day you’re a nobody, a glorified asteroid, a planetoid! Dwarf Planet at best. Ouch. Let’s […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/23/22 – NATIONAL VALENTINO DAY!

The name “Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla” doesn’t ring a bell with most people, until you realize that’s long for Rudolph Valentino, and today is NATIONAL VALENTINO DAY! Rudolph Valentino was the world’s first matinee idol, an Italian-born former taxi dancer and gigolo […]

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