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Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/20/21 – SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS DAY!

It was May 20, 1927,  the early days of aviation, and airplanes were considered ideal for short hops, but not long distance transport like the airships of the day. One guy disagreed, and at 7:27 that morning Charles Lindberg took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/17/21 – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY!

It really is all about the Benjamins today, or at least one of them on NATIONAL BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAY! We know him, we love him, we learned all about him in school, and we covet his portrait on the hundred dollar bill. The oldest Founding Founder was the one with […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/6/21 – NATIONAL BRAILLE DAY!

His blindness opened millions of eyes. As a brilliant student at the National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, he invented a writing system that opened up the entire world of letters to the blind, and so we celebrate  NATIONAL BRAILLE DAY! Louis Braille was born in the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/7/20 – MARIE CURIE DAY!

Marie Skłodowska was a great woman born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. Who, you ask? Like many women both great and otherwise, she became known by her husband’s name, and achieved her greatest success in a different country, and today we celebrate NATIONAL MARIE CURIE DAY! Not […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/19/20 – BRIDGE DAY!

Well, this one is mainly celebrated by bungee jumpers in West Virginia, where they still marvel at the innovation of steel bridges, but today it goes mainstream on NATIONAL BRIDGE DAY! There are an estimated 600,000 bridges in the United States, one for every 550 people, crossing […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/20 – ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!

Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first one on the Roof Theater called Jardin de Paris on Broadway on July 8, 1907, beginning a 30-year run and making today NATIONAL ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!  Inspired by Paris’ Follies Bergere, showman Florence Ziegfeld conceived and produced lavish revues featuring dozens of […]

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