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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/13/24 – STEVEN FOSTER MEMORIAL DAY!

He wrote the soundtrack for the latter half of the 19th Century. Everyone reading this knows at least a few of his compositions by heart. Before Tin Pan Alley, before the Brill Building, before Bacharach/David and before Holland/Dozier/Holland, there was the Great American Songwriter Steven Foster. Being another Yankee Doodle Dandy born on the 4th

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/19/23 – VALLEY FORGE DAY

On December 19, 1777, George Washington’s Continental Army settled into their winter quarters. Only trouble was, there were no quarters, just a freezing cold valley. To keep his men warm, General Washington set them to work chopping down trees, dragging them for miles back to camp, and building log huts. And that’s just one thing

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/23/23 – TYPEWRITER DAY!

Never heard of Christopher Latham Sholes? Don’t feel bad, few people have, but everyone reading this has used his QWERTY keyboard, so if you need someone to blame for putting the alphabet out of alphabetical order, he’s the guy, and today is his day, NATIONAL TYPEWRITER DAY! Christopher Scholes was a newspaper editor and inventor

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