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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

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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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

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

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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