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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/24 – ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!

Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first one on the Roof Theater called Jardin de Paris on Broadway on July 8, 1907, beginning a 30-year run and making today NATIONAL ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!  Inspired by Paris’ Follies Bergere, showman Florence Ziegfeld conceived and produced lavish revues featuring dozens of beautiful dancers and chorus girls (the legendary Ziegfeld […]

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TODAYS NATIONAL DAY, 7/7/24 – SLICED BREAD DAY!

When it comes to Greatest Things, the Gold Standard against which they are measured is the accomplishment of one Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa. Yes, that Otto Rohwedder, the guy whose invention we celebrate on NATIONAL SLICED BREAD DAY! Before July 7, 1928, great things may have happened, but not Greatest Things. The phrase

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/5/23 – BIKINI DAY!

Now here’s an obituary you wouldn’t think much about, “Louis Réard (1897 – 1984) was a French (of course!) automobile engineer…” until you read “… and inventor of the bikini.” Wait, of the what? Why aren’t there statues of this man at the entrance to every public beach on Earth? Louie will just have to settle for NATIONAL BIKINI DAY!

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/4/24 – GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA DAY!

Since this is one of those years when Independence Day and the Fourth of July fall on the same day, thus canceling each other out, today is, by default, INTERNATIONAL GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA DAY! Born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy, Luigina Lollobrigida was director Robert Z. Leonard’s only choice to play “The World’s Most

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/1/24 – JOKE DAY!

Guy follows a chicken across the road, then walks into a bar and says “Knock-knock!” Bartender asks if he’s here to help change the lightbulb or tell ‘What’s-The-Difference’ jokes. That’s right, folks, tell ’em if you got ’em, it’s NATIONAL JOKE DAY! Not coincidentally, today is also Canada Day, a day which is not really their

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/30/24 – METEOR DAY!

Shooting stars, falling stars, fireballs, asteroids, comets and Thunder Stones are also common names for the cosmic debris smashing into our planet constantly, making today NATIONAL METEOR DAY! What meteors are, technically, are meteorites, which are small asteroids, bodies of material ranging from the size of a grain of sand to incandescent stone arrows a

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