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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/9/21 – NAME YOURSELF DAY!

So, you’re feeling like Romeo today? Call yourself Romeo Smith, or Lance Hardwick if you like, it’s okay. Seeking your inner songbird? Diva MacMelody is as good a moniker as any on NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY! We’re not talking about using an alias and taking it on the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/4/21 – NATIONAL HIT SINGLE DAY!

On this day in 1964, The Beatles did something no musical artist has done before or since. They not only had the #1 hit on the Billboard Charts, they had numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5 records as well, making today NATIONAL HIT SINGLE DAY! Billboard Top […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/1/21 – ATHEIST DAY!

Who says they don’t get any holidays? Hell, they even have their own logo, just like the crosses, stars and crescents symbolizing other religions. Today our most fervent preachers and avid seekers of converts get their only holiday all year, one that most of them will spend furiously […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/3/21 – “ROCKET 88” DAY!

Rock & Roll was born on March 3, 1951 when Ike Turner’s band recorded what is widely considered the first Rock & Roll song, with legendary producer Sam Phillips (yes, that Sam Phillips) at the board at Sun Studio (yes, that Sun Studio) in Memphis, Tennessee, making […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/9/21 – THE DAY THE BEATLES CHANGED THE WORLD!

On February 9, 1964, Western music and culture changed forever. No one knew it yet, but the appearance of a hot British pop quartet on the Ed Sullivan Show was the beginning of an awakening we still celebrate on THE DAY THE BEATLES CHANGED THE WORLD! Turns […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/7/21 – BRITISH INVASION DAY!

It was 57 years ago today! The whole country knew the Beatles were coming. It was a huge deal when they landed at New York’s JFK airport on February 7, 1964 and were greeted by thousands of screaming girls, making this NATIONAL BRITISH INVASION DAY! Two days […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/25/20 – PUNK FOR A DAY DAY!

You just know Sheena is down with this one, and not just for one day. Like Joey Ramone said, Sheena is a punk rocker. But for us wannabes, today is  NATIONAL PUNK FOR A DAY DAY! Why just for one day? Seems like an awful lot of […]

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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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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/3/20 – TECHIE DAY!

You know them, you don’t especially love them, but you have to deal with them sooner or later, so we might as well celebrate their special day and get it over with. Yes, today is NATIONAL TECHIE DAY! They answer our anguished calls for tech support and […]

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