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Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

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, 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, 9/13/20 – IMPROMPTU LOBOTOMY DAY!

It was September 13, 1848 when 25 year-old railroad blasting foreman Phineas Gage was packing an explosive charge into a hole drilled in the granite in Cavendish, Vermont, where Gage was removing a small mountain of stone from the path of the new railroad when “something went wrong,” […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/27/20 – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE DAY!

You have to love when people do things they are told cannot be done. And when they do them with high style and breathtaking beauty, we’re all richer for their efforts. That’s why today we celebrate NATIONAL GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE DAY! The Golden Gate is the strait […]

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