October

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/16/23 – DICTIONARY DAY!

Well, pluck my Funk & Wagnall’s, Webster! Here’s a holiday close to Password Man’s heart, NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! Hot on the heels of “National English Language Day,” today we celebrate that big fat book with painted page edges and little thumb indents for each letter of the alphabet. For those of us fascinated with vocabulary,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/12/23 – NATIONAL FARMERS DAY!

Our first president was a hemp farmer, and 7 more farmers and a rancher also became American Presidents, the most recent being peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. There’s something humble and hopeful about farmers, generally a good natured bunch. Even in today’s largely urban society, everyone celebrates NATIONAL FARMERS DAY! Well, we’d better celebrate, these are

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/11/23 – 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 that debonaire matinee idol mustache, and another was

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/10/23 – 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 most people, our world famous naval academy has

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/9/23 – 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 World,” not the New World, and didn’t exactly

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