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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/5/21 – ABSINTHE DAY!

In fiction, villains with monocles sip it. In real life, hard-living painters, poets and novelists were once notorious for drinking it into the wee hours and making a nuisance of themselves. Today is NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY! A wicked green drink, Absinthe is an Anisette-flavored whiskey, overproof and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/4/21 – GRAMMAR DAY!

There, they’re, their, bitches. Grammar. It’s its special day today, so mind your apostrophes and punctuation on NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY! We English speakers abuse Grammar all the time, especially when we write it. We all went to school, learned the rules of English, many of which were […]

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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, 3/2/21 – DR. SEUSS DAY!

I dig Dr. Seuss’s scene Of Hatted Cats and Grinches Green Of elephants named Horton too And fishes red and green and blue. Hellzyeah, it’s NATIONAL DOCTOR SEUSS DAY! Who didn’t grow up a huge fan of that PhD in English Literature, Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/1/21 – PEACE CORPS DAY!

Executive Order #10924 was one of President John F. Kennedy’s better ideas, and on March 1, 1961, he mobilized America’s first peaceful army, making today NATIONAL PEACE CORPS DAY! Kennedy first proposed the Peace Corps as a Congressman in 1951, calling for an “army of missionaries for Democracy.” […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/28/21 – GOOD RIDDANCE FEBRUARY DAY!

You won’t find this brand new holiday in any Official Directory of Observances, but it’s sure to catch on. You see, at long last, today is NATIONAL GOOD RIDDANCE FEBRUARY DAY! Winter’s been raging for over 2 months, and you’re thinking homicidal thoughts about your local TV […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/27/21 – INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY!

You’re a 9 foot-tall, fifteen hundred pound mountain of muscle and menace in white fur, living in the frozen north and swimming in the Arctic Ocean like some crazy Scandinavian, and you just happen to be the largest species of terrestrial predator. Must be INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY! […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/25/21 – TELL A FAIRY TALE DAY!

Once upon a time people told Fairy Tales. Sometimes they read them from books with wild drawings of improbable people and creatures doing absurd things, which is why we love NATIONAL TELL A FAIRY TALE DAY! Does the name Rumpelstiltskin mean anything to you? How about Rip […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/23/21 – PHOTOJOURNALISM DAY!

On February 23, 1945, four US Marines raised an American flag amid the burnt rubble and twisted steel wreckage atop Mount Suribachi on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, caught in the act by photographer Joe Rosenthal, and one of the most iconic photographs ever taken was created, making […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/22/21 – WOOLWORTH’S FIVE & DIME DAY!

It’s where Mom took you to shop for bargains, and movie stars got discovered sitting on a stool at the soda fountain, making today NATIONAL WOOLWORTH’S FIVE & DIME DAY! On February 22, 1879, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first store, “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” in Utica, […]

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