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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/22/21 – EARTH DAY!

Who’s from Earth? A show of hands, please. Good, it’s almost unanimous, so let’s have a round of applause for INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY! At 4.5 billion years old, the planet doesn’t look a day over 3.8 billion, and is home to more and more of us every […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/21/21 – INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY!

Even when you’ve been raised by wolves with your twin brother Remus, sooner or later a fellow wants a taste of Bright Lights, Big City, so on this day in 753 BCE, Romulus got busy on the banks of the Tiber River on INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY! It wasn’t built […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/20/21 – DETECTIVE STORY DAY!

Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his gothic tales of horror and dread, gave birth on this day in 1841 to the likes of  Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Hercule Poirot and Alex Cross when he published what is considered the first detective story, “The Murders […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/19/21 – RECORD STORE DAY!

They all smelled pretty weird in an oddly pleasant way, a combination of dust, vinyl, cardboard and whatever the guy behind the counter from some foreign country, you don’t know which one, was having for lunch, something you never ate in your life. The aisles were crooked […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/18/21 – ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY!

Today we get a Two’fer holiday for the price of one name. By Margaret Dumont and all that is holy, this day we celebrate NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY! Ah, Animal Crackers . . . You know them, you love them, you consumed them by the string-handled boxful […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/17/21 – ELLIS ISLAND DAY!

We’re all sons and daughters of immigrants in America, if not immigrants ourselves. If your people emigrated to the United States between 1892 and 1954, odds are they passed through the hallowed place we celebrate on NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND DAY! Starting with 15 year-old Annie Moore from […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/16/21 – 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/15/21 – JACKIE ROBINSON DAY!

Historic milestones aside, the man could flat out play the game of baseball, which makes this day even sweeter on NATIONAL JACKIE ROBINSON DAY! On April 15, 1947, the first black man to play Major League Baseball took the field for the Dodgers at Ebbet’s Field in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/21 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into your computer, every word, definition and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/13/21 – THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY!

“Thomas Jefferson lives” said John Adams on the day they both died, fittingly on July 4, 1826, the Independence Day they both helped create exactly 50 years earlier, and today is NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY! Our most influential and admired Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson was a true […]

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