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Posts Tagged ‘Today’s National Day’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/5/23 – READER’S DIGEST DAY!

Whether it’s a profile of Joe’s pancreas, Peoria’s best Girl Scout, tales of triumph over severe ordeals by ordinary people or dozens of bland jokes, we’ve all read our share of them, and so today we celebrate NATIONAL READER’S DIGEST DAY! Launched by married publishers DeWitt and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/3/23 – NORMAN ROCKWELL DAY!

He was in many ways the Voice of America, although few heard him speak. His paintings, however, were snapshots of our history, and so we celebrate NATIONAL NORMAN ROCKWELL DAY! Born February 3, 1894 in New York City, professional illustrator Norman Rockwell transcended the boundary between popular […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/2/23 – GROUNDHOG DAY!

This is either the day when people remark what a wry actor is Bill Murray, or when fat guys in top hats make speeches on a frigid day in some town in Pennsylvania with an unpronounceable name before releasing a giant rodent to see if the thing […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/1/23 – FREEDOM DAY!

It wasn’t enough to win the Civil War. It had to be written into the Constitution so that it could never happen again, no matter what. On this date in 1865, Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment to The Constitution, making today NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY! The Civil […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/30/23 – FDR DAY!

His initials are all you need to hear to know exactly who he is and what he stood for, the man who left the largest presidential stamp on America on NATIONAL FDR DAY! Born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/29/23 – THOMAS PAINE DAY!

Also called “Freethinker’s Day,” today we celebrate the man who pioneered political blogging, and remains one of the most influential freethinkers ever on NATIONAL THOMAS PAINE DAY! Free thought supports reason over faith, and rejects arbitrary authority, the very definition of the man. Thomas Paine’s self-published pamphlet […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/28/23 – LEGO DAY!

Maybe you never heard of Ole Kirk Christiansen, but you’ve handled thousands of his inventions and seen the smash hit The Lego Movie and its sequels, so this is your day too, NATIONAL LEGO DAY! Ole Kirk Christiansen (April 7, 1891 –  March 11, 1958) was a maker […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/27/23 – NATIONAL CRAPPER DAY!

No, he didn’t invent the flush toilet, as is often claimed. Worse. It was the ballcock he invented, making today NATIONAL CRAPPER DAY! As in Thomas Crapper, master plumber and proprietor of Thomas Crapper & Company in London, England, a brass foundry and plumbing supply operation. Crapper […]

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