William Clark Gable (1901)

Despite having such large ears that some doubted he could become a romantic lead, Gable had a rugged masculinity and lighthearted charm that proved popular with audiences. The actor debuted on Broadway in 1928 and went to Hollywood in 1930. There he starred in Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone with the Wind, and It Happened One Night, for which he won an Academy Award. What tragedy prompted him to give up show business and become a bomber pilot during World War II? Discuss
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December 7, 2019 – NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY – NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY – NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY – SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY – NATIONAL ILLINOIS DAY

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Vote Pairing

Also called vote swapping, vote pairing is an election system that allows people to vote tactically. A person who engages in this sort of vote trading agrees to vote for a less-preferred candidate who has a greater chance of winning in his district, and in exchange, a voter from another district agrees to vote for the candidate the first voter prefers. Though the practice is fairly informal, it can sometimes be quite sophisticated and involve websites that pair up voters. Is the practice legal? Discuss
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December 6, 2019 – SAINT NICHOLAS DAY – NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY – NATIONAL MINER’S DAY – NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY – FAUX FUR FRIDAY – NATIONAL BARTENDER DAY – NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS DAY

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Rwanda National Heroes’ Day

Rwandans celebrate Heroes’ Day on February 1. National celebrations take place starting early in the morning with the laying of wreaths at the Heroes’ Cemetery at Remera, Kigali, by the president, officials of the government, and the families of the country’s heroes. Wreaths are also laid at Nyange in memory of students who stood against the rebel forces of the Rwandan genocide. The national Heroes’ Day celebration at Nyange features songs, dances, and poems praising the virtues and good example of the national heroes. Discuss
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December 5, 2019 – NATIONAL REPEAL DAY – INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY – NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY – BATHTUB PARTY DAY

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First Volume of Oxford English Dictionary Is Published (1884)

Though the first volume, A–Ant, was published in 1884, the first complete edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was not published until 1928. Planned as a 10-year project, the 44-year undertaking resulted in a comprehensive, historical dictionary of English—the longest in the world today. It required more than 800 volunteers to compile material, including one who, it was later learned, turned out to be working from an asylum for the criminally insane. Why was he there? Discuss
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December 4, 2019 – NATIONAL COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL SOCK DAY – NATIONAL DICE DAY – NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY

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shoestring

Definition: (noun) Marked by or consisting of a small amount of money.
Synonyms: shoe string.
Usage: The manager was expected to run the department on a shoestring budget, so to save money, he fired a few a few of the salesmen and accountants.
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December 3, 2019 – NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING – NATIONAL ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD DAY – WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY

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It’s Cyber Monday and we are celebrating! Lowest price ever on our T-shirt/Wall Calendar combo.

This is the best price we have ever had on a combo deal.  Get our World Famous National Day Wall Calendar AND the new I Celebrate Every Day T-Shirt for what we normally charge for just the shirt.  Basically, if you get a t-shirt, you will get the calendar free!  Order multiple combo’s and the […]

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United States Launches Explorer I (1958)

Explorer I was the first American satellite. It was launched four months after the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, was put into orbit by the Soviet Union, beginning the so-called space race. Although it carried a number of instruments, Explorer I was relatively small, weighing just 30 lbs (13 kg). It stopped transmission of data later in 1958, when its batteries died, but remained in orbit for more than 12 years. Where did it make its fiery reentry? Discuss
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December 2, 2019 – NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY – NATIONAL MUTT DAY – CYBER MONDAY – NATIONAL FRITTERS DAY

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Tessellations

Tessellations are patterns of carefully juxtaposed, non-overlapping shapes—like the multicolored tiles of a mosaic—that fill a given surface. They have been used throughout history, from ancient architecture to modern art, and are frequently found in the works of M.C. Escher. Regular tessellations, which are highly symmetrical and made up of congruent, regular polygons, can only be formed using equilateral triangles, squares, or hexagons. Where can tessellations be observed in the natural world? Discuss
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December 1, 2019 – NATIONAL PIE DAY – ROSA PARKS DAY – NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR LIBERATION DAY – DAY WITHOUT ART

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Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (1919)

Robinson, a vocal member of the Civil Rights movement, was the first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues and the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1949, he led the National League in both stolen bases and batting average and was named its most valuable player. In recognition of his accomplishments both on and off the field, Major League Baseball retired Robinson’s number in 1997. How many times did he “steal home” during his career? Discuss
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November 30, 2019 – NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY – COMPUTER SECURITY DAY – NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY – STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY – NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY – NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY

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Clive Staples “C. S.” Lewis (1898)

 

Lewis was an Irish-British scholar noted for his witty explorations of Christianity, as well as for his classic series of children’s fantasy novels, The Chronicles of Narnia, which includes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He also wrote The Screwtape Letters, a satirical novel in which an experienced devil teaches his young charge about temptation.

During World War I, Lewis made a pact with a fellow soldier before the man was killed. How did Lewis keep his promise?
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November 29, 2019 – BUY NOTHING DAY – BLACK FRIDAY – ELECTRONIC GREETINGS DAY – NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING – NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY – YOU’RE WELCOMEGIVING DAY – NATIONAL FLOSSING DAY – MAIZE DAY

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First Anglo-Japanese Alliance Signed in London, England (1902)

The First Anglo-Japanese Alliance was signed to protect the respective interests of Britain and Japan in China and Korea. Directed against Russian expansionism, the alliance helped Japan by discouraging France from entering the Russo-Japanese War on the Russian side. The alliance later prompted Japan to join the Allies in World War I. Britain allowed the alliance to lapse after the war, when it no longer feared Russian encroachment in China. What were the cultural effects of the alliance? Discuss
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November 28, 2019 – THANKSGIVING DAY – NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING – NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY – TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING

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Duarte Day

The Monday closest to the birthday of national hero Juan Pablo Duarte (1813-76) is an official day of remembrance in the Dominican Republic. Duarte organized La Trinitaria in 1838, a secret resistance group whose efforts against the Haitian occupiers culminated in the Dominican Republic’s declaration of independence in 1844. Dominicans honor Duarte Day with public fiestas in major towns throughout the country. The stateliest ceremony takes place in Independence Park in Santo Domingo, which features Altar de la Patria (the nation’s altar), a mausoleum to the nation’s heroes. Discuss
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November 27, 2019 – NATIONAL TIE ONE ON DAY – NATIONAL JUKEBOX DAY – NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREAM PIE DAY – NATIONAL CRAFT JERKY DAY

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The Best Gift Ever is a National Day Wall Calendar. Plus 25% off all Socks!

We all love NationalDayCalendar.com, but with our busy lives, it can be a challenge to visit the site every day.  That is the magic of having the National Day WALL Calendar.  You can easily check what National Day we are celebrating today, what National Days you celebrate your birthday with or help planning that office […]

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