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August 2022

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY

August 30

Today is Toasted Marshmallow Day! With summer coming to a close, today is the perfect opportunity to light the firepit (where permitted) and toast up some marshmallows. The history of the marshmallow dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians harvested the sweet gooey extract of the mallow plant and used it to make candy. It was a very special treat reserved exclusively for gods and royalty. The modern-day marshmallows we know and love today emerged during the…

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September 2022

Birthday – FREDDIE MERCURY

September 5

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury defied the conventions of a rock frontman, with his highly theatrical style influencing the artistic direction of Queen. As a member of Queen, Mercury was posthumously…

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FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN

September 23

Autumn (Fall) officially arrived last evening (Sept 22) at 10:03 PM Atlantic Daylight Time The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere. Today is the first full day of Autumn

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Birthday – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (73)

September 23

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is both a solo artist and the leader of the E Street Band. A native of the Jersey Shore, he received critical acclaim for his early 1970s albums and attained worldwide fame upon the release of Born to Run in 1975. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics and lengthy, energetic stage…

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NATIONAL DRINK BEER DAY

September 28

National Drink Beer Day toasts that malty elixir on September 28th, annually. Just as the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, the day reminds us to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage. Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors seasonally. Beer connoisseurs quench their thirst with flavors drastically different from their grandfather’s beers. Rootbeer…

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October 2022

Birthday – JOHN “COUGAR” MELLENCAMP (71)

October 7

Born: October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana He has released 23 studios albums and 65 singles Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (inducted by Billy Joel) Won a Grammy Award for ‘Hurts So Good’

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Birthday – JOHN LENNON

October 9

John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history. As a performer, writer or co-writer, Lennon had 25 number one singles in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1987, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall…

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INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY

October 28

Today is a day to recognize and celebrate the artists, the scientists and the technicians behind animated art including animated movies. Created by the International Animated Film Association (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) in 2002, the unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1892 when Charles-Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique made its first public appearance at the Grevin Museum in Paris, France. Theatre Optique or Optical Theater was a machine that used a projector and mirrors to create images on a screen.…

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November 2022

Birthday – ALDO NOVA (66)

November 13

Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio on November 13, 1956) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Nova initially gained fame with his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova in 1982 which climbed to Billboard's number 8 position, and its accompanying single, "Fantasy", which climbed to number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Nova produced some early Celine Dion albums. He co-wrote the hit song, "A New Day Has Come" for Dion, and has been featured playing guitar, synthesizer, and…

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Historic Concert – JOHN LENNON APPEARS WITH ELTON JOHN

November 16

On November 16, 1974, John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton on the glittering stage of Madison Square Garden. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy…

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