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Posts Tagged ‘The United States of America’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/19/21 – MAX FLEISCHER DAY!

He invented the Rotoscope for integrating cartoons and live footage, and came up with the follow-the-bouncing-ball technique, but his greatest contributions to American culture were cartoon characters, making today NATIONAL MAX FLEISCHER DAY! What would America be without Popeye the Sailor man, Betty Boop, Koko the Clown […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/6/21 – DOLLAR DAY!

Today really is all about the Benjamins. And the Georges and Abrahams and Ulysses and Andrews and Alexanders. It was July 6, 1785 when the brand new country called the United States of America decided it was about time they had their own currency, making today NATIONAL […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/14/21 – FLAG DAY!

It was 244 years ago today, June 14, 1777, and our Revolution wasn’t going well. The British Empire was pretty much kicking Colonial butt and chasing the Continental Army across 3 New England Colonies. It didn’t look good for the rebels. Enter Betsy Ross with her 13 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/10/20 – LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY!

Wars are expensive, and nobody knew that better than Napoleon Bonaparte, who was forced to unload some prime real estate for a lousy 42¢ an acre to pay for his latest contretemps with the British Empire, making today NATIONAL LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY! The year was 1803, and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/11/21 – ALEXANDER HAMILTON DAY!

He was born January 11, 1755, in Charlestown, capital of the Caribbean Island of Nevis, which remains in British hands to this day. He sought his education in the North American colonies, which do not remain in British hands, thanks to him and his fellow Founders, so […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/9/21 – BALLOON ASCENSION DAY!

Jean Pierre Blanchard was a household name. In the Blanchard household, anyway. Born in France in 1750, he was the first to fly in the Americas, more than a century before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, making today NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY! On January 9, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/2/20 – U.S. CENSUS DAY!

4,636, 838. That’s how many people were in the 13 states of the brand new country called the United States of America on this date in 1790, NATIONAL U.S. CENSUS DAY! Almost 700,000 Americans were slaves at the time, and counted as only 3/5ths of a person, […]

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