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Posts Tagged ‘October’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/17/20 – 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, 10/12/20 – 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, 10/11/20 – GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY!

There are several reasons why we have parades in his honor, and bridges named after Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Pułaski (1745-1779), or, as Americans call him; Pulaski. We just don’t know them. Still, we like to celebrate GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY! Certainly one reason has to be […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/10/20 – 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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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/9/20 – INTERNATIONAL JOHN LENNON DAY!

Imagine no John Lennon. It’s not easy, even if you try. No Beatles, no Day in The Life, no Imagine, no Jealous Guy, no I Feel Fine or Eight Days a Week. Unthinkable. He would have been 80 on this INTERNATIONAL JOHN LENNON DAY! Born in wartime […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/8/20 – PERFECT GAME DAY!

“The Imperfect Man Pitches The Perfect Game!” was how one headline so aptly put it. On October 8th, 1956, the only perfect game ever pitched in the World Series was thrown by Don Larsen, which is why today is NATIONAL PERFECT GAME DAY! It was yet another World […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/7/20 – 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, and surviving the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. None of which […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/6/20 – 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, 10/5/20 – STORYTELLING DAY!

Once upon a time there was a lonely little holiday, until one day it came upon a big sign on the side of the road saying, in big red letters; NATIONAL STORYTELLING DAY! Storytelling is the great oral tradition of every human society, dating back before alphabets. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/4/20 – VODKA DAY!

Here’s a holiday to remember. Vaguely, anyway. NATIONAL VODKA DAY! What else says revelry like Pink Martinis? Well, plenty of things do, but this is Vodka Day after all. This clear liquid is the most versatile of whiskeys, so let’s mix up a Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Screwdriver, […]

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