Tag: Trivia

Mardi Gras 2019

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday.  It refers to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday when many Christians begin to fast for the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday. The feast of The Epiphany or The Three Kings closes the Christmas season and opens up a season of carnival.  In some countries these carnivals […]

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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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Sign Here, Please: It’s National Handwriting Day! (January 23rd)

(PCM) National Handwriting Day was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) on January 23rd, 1977. Most people who were around then were taught penmanship as children, but that may no longer be the case for younger generations. In modern schools, greater emphasis is placed on typing and computer technologies. Cursive is disappearing from […]

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Happy Thesaurus Day! (January 18th)

(PCM) On this day in 1779, Peter Mark Roget, the father of the modern thesaurus, was delivered, produced, came into being, born. After a long career as a physician, scientist and tinkerer (he also invented a slide rule), Roget retired from medicine and dedicated his time to cataloging, assembling, gathering, composing, and compiling a dictionary […]

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A.A. Milne Born January 18, 1882

(PCM) A.A. Milne (Alan Alexander) was born on January 18, 1882 in London.  He attended Cambridge University to study mathematics but soon found that his true passion was writing. After graduating from Cambridge, Milne began his writing career working for Punch Magazine.  He married Daphne” de Sélincourt in 1903.  He was writing for Punch when […]

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January Sixth, The Epiphany

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all […]

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Stan Lee Born December 28th 1922

Stan Lee (Stanley Lieber, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) .  As a boy Mr. Lee loved to read to quote him, “It would be easier to say what I didn’t read.”  He enjoyed The Tarzan Stories, Jules Verne, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and H.G. Welles.  His original career […]

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Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season

Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season (PCM) The word Christmas originated as a compound word, meaning “Christ’s Mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. “Cristes” is from Greek Christos and “mæsse” is from Latin missa (the holy mass). While it […]

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November 22 in Pop Culture History

For those born on November 22, 1989 you have a special birthday in the year 2033. Why? On 11/22/33 you’re turning 44! November 22 in Pop Culture History 1809 – The (#1168) patent was issued in the U.S. for a metallic writing pen was issued to Peregrine Williamson. 1858 – Denver, Colorado was founded. 1891 […]

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November 19, 1863 President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863: President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address The Union had won The Battle of Gettysburg and the town was planning on dedicating a national cemetery to the fallen soldiers. President Lincoln was invited to make an address for the opening ceremonies. It would not be a joyous occasion, but a sad one as […]

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Occult Day is November 18

This is the day that celebrates anything unnatural, or supernatural.  November 18 is Occult Day. Though there is no specific origin to the celebration of Occult Day, it is not hard to understand why a day such as this would exist.  Our fascination with witches goes far back as Hansel and Gretel and as recent […]

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US General Election Day

This is not a holiday, though many government offices do close down on General Election Day, this day is a day of exercising the American Citizen’s right to vote and it is part of the integral running of The United States of America. This is also not a day of festivities or parties, it is […]

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October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father. 1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was […]

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Christopher Columbus Day

The first celebration of Columbus Day took place in New York City on October 12, 1866. Since 1970, the holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. San Francisco holds the nation’s oldest continuously existing celebration with their Italian-American community’s annual Columbus Day Parade, which was established in 1868. Despite the negative publicity […]

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August 18 in Pop Culture History

August 18 in Pop Culture History 1227 – RIP – Genghis Khan (c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) is said to have fathered between 1,000-2,000 children, making him the man with most children in human history. He is also the male-line ancestor of ~0.5% of the world’s population. 1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White […]

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50 United States Quick Facts

50 United States Quick Facts US State #1. Delaware – Capitol: Dover, joined on Dec. 7, 1787, nickname: The First State US State #2. Pennsylvania – Capitol: Harrisburg, joined on Dec. 12, 1787, nickname: Keystone State US State #3. New Jersey – Capitol: Trenton, joined on Dec. 18, 1787, nickname: Garden State US State #4. […]

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First Day of Winter December 21

Winter means many things different people.  For some it is the best season of the year.  The thoughts of snow and cold, ice and winds bring smiles to many a face.  For others those same thoughts bring a feeling of melancholy.  The cold weather and the short days, as well as the snow and ice […]

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June 8 in Pop Culture History

June 8 in Pop Culture History 632 – Muhammad, the Islamic prophet, died in Medina. 793 – The Viking Age began when Vikings destroyed the Abbey on Lindisfarne, on an island off the northeastern coast of Northumberland, England on this day. 1637 – René Descartes published Discourse on Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking […]

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May 20 in Pop Culture History

May 20 in Pop Culture History 1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob W Davis patented (#139,121) copper-riveted jeans, designed to help prevent tears in the fabric. 1883 – Krakatoa began to erupt; the volcano exploding three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. 1899 – The American Physical Society was founded at Columbia University. 1901 […]

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March 22 in Pop Culture History

March 22 in Pop Culture History Year Unknown – Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman, Born (made of clay) 1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. 1894 – The first championship series for Lord Stanley’s Cup was played in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal HC (Montreal Hockey Club) won […]

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March 15 in Pop Culture History

March 15 in Pop Culture History 44 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house, by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. #bewaretheidesofmarch 1545 – First meeting of the Council of Trent, the ‘Counter-Reformation’. 1806 – A chondrite meteorite, carrying carbon-based, organic chemicals, was […]

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