March 26 in Pop Culture History

March 26 in Pop Culture History 1169 – Saladin became the emir of Egypt. 1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coined the term “gerrymander” (named after Governor Elbridge Gerry) to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win re-election. 1830 – The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New […]

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5 Non-Alcoholic St. Patrick’s Day Activities

While many people view St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to wear green and overdrink, the holiday has stronger religious overtones in the U.S. which is a strongly Catholic country. The US Census says about 32.6 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2017. This is more than six times the population of Ireland (5.1 […]

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World Wildlife Day, March Third

World Wild Life Day is a day that both wild plants and animals are celebrated and also a day to be aware of what human beings are doing to endanger the delicate balance of the world eco-system.  The United Nations proclaimed March 3 as World Wildlife Day on December 20, 2013. Animals and plants are […]

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Celebrate Tooth Fairy Day February 28

(PCM) Tooth Fairy Day was concocted as a way to pay homage to the delightful deity known as the Tooth Fairy who graciously leaves money or small presents under the pillows of those who have lost a tooth, particularly young children. There is some debate as to whether the Tooth Fairy is celebrated in February […]

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February 14 in Pop Culture History

February 14 in Pop Culture History Ferris Wheel Day, named after George Ferris, born Feb. 14, 1859. It is also National Donor Day & St. Valentine’s Day. ~270 – Valentine, a priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was beheaded for performing (illegal at the time) marriage ceremonies. 1779 – Captain James […]

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Groundhogs, Saints, and Bonfires: February Festivals of Spring

(PCM) By the time February rolls in, many of us here in the northern hemisphere are tired of snow, and cold, and scraping our cars off every morning. We’ll be waiting with frosted breath to find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow – will spring make an early entrance, or are we condemned to… Read More

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January 29th Curmudgeon’s Day

Curmudgeon’s Day.  According to The American Heritage Dictionary a curmudgeon is a “cantankerous person’.  And, according to The American Heritage Dictionary cantankerous means” ill tempered, quarrelsome, disagreeable, contrary.,” in other words cantankerous can be a mood or someone’s whole personality. Curmudgeons Day is a day to celebrate the cranky people in our lives or a […]

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Why Do We Drop A Ball To Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

(PCM) All across the world folks will be celebrating the New Year with various customs and traditions, however one of the most well-known and well-preserved traditions takes place in heart of Times Square in New York City with the dropping of the now 11,875 pound ball adorned with over 2,500 Waterford Crystals and 32,000 LED… Read More

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Why Do We Drop A Ball To Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

(PCM) All across the world folks will be celebrating the New Year with various customs and traditions, however one of the most well-known and well-preserved traditions takes place in heart of Times Square in New York City with the dropping of the now 11,875 pound ball adorned with over 2,500 Waterford Crystals and 32,000 LED… Read More

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December 25 in Pop Culture History

December 25 in Pop Culture History 0 (possibly 4 or 6 BC) – Jesus was born. 350 – Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ. 800 – Charlemagne was coronated as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome. 1066 – William the Conqueror, the Duke of […]

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December 4 Is National Cookie Day

(PCM) What better time than the start of the holiday season to celebrate National Cookie Day. The word cookie takes it’s origin from the Dutch word “koekie” which translates to “little cake”.  History tells us that there have been some type of cookies in existence the invent of baking, however they were not sweet. It […]

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