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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/5/23 – LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY!

Do you love Lucy? How about Conan O’Brien, Maureen O’Hara, Helen of Troy, Mohammed, Ann Margaret, Brigham Young, Hedy Lammar, Vincent Van Gogh or Brenda Starr? Today, we rejoice. It’s NATIONAL LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY! While some natural redheads feel self conscious about their flaming locks, an equal amount of people are jealous of …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/24/23- INTERNATIONAL UNITED NATIONS DAY!

It was tentatively decided to appoint a committee to debate the possibility of forming a commission empowered to discuss empaneling a Special Board to study the calendar year for 6 months and issue nonbinding recommendations. That’s how today came, eventually, to be known as INTERNATIONAL UNITED NATIONS DAY! Founded by a wounded and shell shocked …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/22/23 – CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS DAY!

Today marks the 61st anniversary of the highest stakes poker game ever played, one that terrified the entire world on INTERNATIONAL CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS DAY! It was 1962, the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and American spy planes had recently noticed newly constructed nuclear missile silos in …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/16/23 – DICTIONARY DAY!

Well, pluck my Funk & Wagnall’s, Webster! Here’s a holiday close to Password Man’s heart, NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! Hot on the heels of “National English Language Day,” today we celebrate that big fat book with painted page edges and little thumb indents for each letter of the alphabet. For those of us fascinated with vocabulary, …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/15/23 – I LOVE LUCY DAY!

Looks like someone’s got  some ‘splainin‘ to do! Why? Because it’s NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY! On October 15th, 1951, Colombia Broadcasting System first aired “I Love Lucy.” Created by Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz as a starring vehicle for his wife, comic actress Lucille Ball, “I Love Lucy” not only touched America’s funny bone, but …

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/12/23 – NATIONAL FARMERS DAY!

Our first president was a hemp farmer, and 7 more farmers and a rancher also became American Presidents, the most recent being peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. There’s something humble and hopeful about farmers, generally a good natured bunch. Even in today’s largely urban society, everyone celebrates NATIONAL FARMERS DAY! Well, we’d better celebrate, these are …

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