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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/10/24 – LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY!

Wars are expensive, and nobody knew that better than Napoleon Bonaparte, who was forced to unload some prime real estate for a lousy 42¢ an acre to pay for his latest contretemps with the British Empire, making today NATIONAL LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY! The year was 1803, and Napoleon had learned the hard way in Russia […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/16/23 – BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY!

On November 16, 1873, The Blues was born in Florence, Alabama when William Christopher Handy made his debut, wailing like the Bluesman we celebrate on NATIONAL BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY! W.C. Handy, called The Father of The Blues, learned to play music in secret from his preacher father, who considered musical instruments to be tools

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