January 24, 2020 – NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY – BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY

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Ernie Kovacs (1919)

 

Kovacs was an American comedian. He turned to television after studying acting and writing, and he did much of the performing, writing, and producing for his three series—Time for Ernie, The Ernie Kovacs Show, and Kovacs Unlimited. He utilized the television format imaginatively, employing sight gags and zany improvisations, and showed off his wacky personality in 10 movies before dying prematurely in a car crash.
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Birthday of Kim Jong-Il

The birth date of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (February 16, 1941-December 17, 2011) is marked with a two-day public holiday observed throughout the country. Large-scale public celebrations—including mass gymnastics displays, musical performances, fireworks, and military demonstrations—are centered in the capital city of Pyongyang. Special horticultural exhibitions feature the Kimjongilia, a flower cultivated to bloom around Kim’s birthday. The government also often marks his birthday by allotting North Koreans extra food or electricity. Discuss
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We will donate a 2020 National Day Wall Calendar to a teacher, firefighter, etc. when you purchase one.

We will donate a 2020 National Day Wall Calendar to your favorite charity, teacher, city mayor, fire fighter, public servant, etc., when you purchase one for yourself. We will even include a card with what you would like to say to this person. Help make the world a better place by impacting those that celebrate […]

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January 20, 2020 – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY – NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY – NATIONAL DISC JOCKEY DAY

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The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

Michel was a German woman who died in 1976 while undergoing exorcism treatments for demonic possession. She began suffering from seizures and depression when she was 16, the symptoms of which were not eased by conventional medical treatment. Convinced her condition was the result of demonic possession, Michel began a series of hour-long exorcism sessions that lasted nearly a year and ended with her death. Why were her parents and the priests who performed the exorcisms convicted of manslaughter? Discuss
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Susan Brownell Anthony (1820)

Anthony was a pioneer in the US women’s suffrage movement. The daughter of an abolitionist, she was well-educated and campaigned tirelessly for abolition and suffrage, attempting to secure laws to protect women’s rights. In 1869, she and fellow suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association. She helped edit a history of the movement and purchased copies for American and European universities. In 1872, she was arrested days after doing what? Discuss
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January 18, 2020 – NATIONAL USE YOUR GIFT CARD DAY – NATIONAL WINNIE THE POOH DAY – NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY – NATIONAL MICHIGAN DAY – NATIONAL PEKING DUCK DAY

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Lupercalia

This was an ancient Roman festival during which worshippers gathered at a grotto on the Palatine Hill in Rome called the Lupercal. The sacrifice of goats and dogs to the Roman deities Lupercus and Faunus was part of the ceremony. Luperci (priests of Lupercus) dressed in goatskins and, smeared with the sacrificial blood, would run about striking women with thongs of goat skin. This was thought to assure them of fertility and an easy delivery. The name for these thongs—februa—meant “means of purification” and eventually gave the month of February its name. Discuss
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Decimal Day (1971)

Financial calculations using the old currency of the UK were complicated, as one pound was made up of 240 pence or 20 shillings, a shilling was equal to 12 pence, and the half-crown was worth two shillings and sixpence. After considering decimalization for over a century, Parliament passed the Decimal Currency Act in 1969. The pound was to be divided into 100 “new pence,” and a massive publicity campaign was launched in the weeks leading up to Decimal Day. How did people react to the change? Discuss
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January 16, 2020 – NATIONAL NOTHING DAY – GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY – NATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY – NATIONAL WITHOUT A SCALPEL DAY – NATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY

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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL USE YOUR GIFT CARD DAY – Third Saturday in January

NATIONAL USE YOUR GIFT CARD DAY National Use Your Gift Card Day reminds Americans to use the $1 billion in gift cards left unused each year. On the third Saturday in January, take stock of the gift cards you received over the holidays. Make the most of each one of them before they’re forgotten for […]

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January 15, 2020 – NATIONAL BAGEL DAY – NATIONAL BOOCH DAY – NATIONAL HAT DAY – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM DAY

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Zzyzx: English’s Last Word

Zzyzx is a settlement in San Bernardino County, California. The name was given to the area in 1944 by American radio evangelist Curtis Howe Springer, who claimed it was the last word in the English language. He established the Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa on the plot, which was actually federal land that he had not received permission to use. In 1974, he was arrested for misusing the land, and the government seized the property. Who oversees the area today? Discuss
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January 14, 2020 – NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY – RATIFICATION DAY – NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY – NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY

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