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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/17/24 – ELLIS ISLAND DAY!

We’re all sons and daughters of immigrants in America, if not immigrants ourselves. If your people emigrated to the United States between 1892 and 1954, odds are they passed through the hallowed place we celebrate on NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND DAY! Starting with 15 year-old Annie Moore from Cork, Ireland, who got a ten dollar gold […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/16/24 – INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY!

By never saying a word, he spoke every language, becoming the most famous man in the world, making today INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY! One of the world’s first movies stars, Charles Spencer Chaplin (b. April 16, 1889, London, England) was a monumental talent; writer, actor, director, producer and a talented composer who scored his own films.

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/24 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into your computer, every word, definition and synonym only an instant away. None of us

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/13/24 – THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY!

“Thomas Jefferson lives” said John Adams on the day they both died, fittingly on July 4, 1826, the Independence Day they both helped create exactly 50 years earlier, and today is NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY! Our most influential and admired Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson was a true Renaissance man; scientist, scholar, architect, lawyer, statesman, writer,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/10/24 – INTERNATIONAL HUMAN CANNONBALL DAY!

From the Don’t Try This At Home files: Her name was Rossa Matilda Richter, a 14 year-old circus performer known as Zazel, the place was the Royal Aquarium in London, England, and the date was April 10, 1877, now known as INTERNATIONAL HUMAN CANNONBALL DAY! Somehow Zazel got talked into testing out William Leonard Hunt’s new

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