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Happy Independence Day! July 4th, right?

Last year, we discussed the debate regarding the date that Independence was established in America .  According to John Adams, the date was July 2nd.  However, Thomas Jefferson thought that July 4 was the correct date.   Apparently, the Continental Congress voted to accept the Declaration on July 2nd.  However, it took the members another two days until […]

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Want a wacky holiday to celebrate? Read on!

Today is “Stupid Guy Thing Day“.  We had no idea that it was even a thing. Much less that it would be celebrated!  So how did we come to have such a wacky holiday?  We can all thank Tom and Ruth Roy, inventors of any number of silly days to celebrate! Who are Tom and […]

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Happy Juneteenth Day!

We love to give you interesting facts and little known information, and Juneteenth is something that we had never heard about before.  Maybe you haven’t either, so read on to learn about Juneteenth Day! What is Juneteenth Day? We are glad that you asked!  June 19th is Juneteenth Day.  Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became […]

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Monday is Memorial Day

This Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day.  In 1971, Memorial Day became an official nationwide holiday.  It began as  Decoration Day.  And so this day, the last Monday in May every year is a day set aside to honor those courageous men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.  These people gave […]

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May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars Day!

Today is May 4th. Ok, so?  May the 4th be with you!  Happy Star Wars Day! Star Wars? In 1977, the first Star Wars movie debuted.  Directed by George Lucas, it brought about a whole new era of action-packed and special-effects packed movies to the screen.  Star Wars appealed to old and young people alike. […]

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Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson!

Today, April 13th is the 275th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson. His list of accomplishments is long.  He was 3rd president of the United States of America, was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, and also oversaw the Louisiana Purchase. More abut Thomas Jefferson Besides the three things we just reminded […]

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Today is national Barbie doll day! Yay!

The Barbie doll is a national icon.  Everybody knows that. She made her debut back in 1959.  Read about her here! Did you know this about the Barbie doll? According to History.com, Barbie first arrived at the National Toy Fair in New York back in 1959.  She was the first doll with adult physique and […]

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Happy 113th birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Who does’t know and love at least one or all of the iconic children’s books authored by Dr.Theodor Seuss Geisel?  Nobody, right?  Because we know that you want to know, we will tell you all about him! How did Dr. Seuss get started anyway? Actually, Dr. Seuss began his career as an illustrator.  Some of […]

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It’s King Tutankhamen’s Birthday!

Not really, but today is the anniversary of the day that archeologist Howard Carter first opened the door to the king’s burial chamber, back in 1923.  Carter arrived in Egypt  in 1891. Backed by Lord Carnarvon, a rich British subject, he began to search for undiscovered tombs.  Carter believed there was at least one tomb left […]

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