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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Happy National Unfriend Day!

(PCM) What began as a joke started by late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, National Unfriend Day is celebrated on November 17th and is a day to spend a few moments trimming down your Facebook friends list, especially those individuals that bring negativity to your page.  Kimmel jokingly said that a few examples of those who […]

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Homemade Bread Day 11/17

BAKE BREAD / BREAK BREAD: NOVEMBER 17TH IS HOMEMADE BREAD DAY (PCM) According to the interwebs, November 17th is Homemade Bread Day. It’s not clear why this day, in particular, has been set aside to celebrate home bread baking, but it might have something to do with Thanksgiving being just around the corner. All over […]

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Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day (November 8th)

“Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day” (November 8th) is one of a smorgasbord of made-up holidays copyrighted (!) by Thomas and Ruth Roy. While much of the Roys’ invented calendar is kind of… out there – consider “Name Your PC Day” (I call mine ‘You Sonuva…’) or “Yell ‘Fudge’ at the Cobras in North America […]

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National Sandwich Day is November 3rd

November 3rd is National Sandwich Day! Not coincidentally, it is also the birthday of John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, who is credited with inventing everyone’s favorite one-handed meal when he had his meat brought to him between slices of bread so he wouldn’t have to stop gambling. To celebrate this genius contribution to gustatory […]

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National Author’s Day is November 1st

(PCM) They say that writing is a lonely profession, but not today! In 1949, the U.S. government designated November 1st as National Author’s Day, due in part to one Mrs. Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, a super fan who wanted to give thanks to American authors for their contributions. If your life is made better because […]

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The Big List of Knock Knock Jokes For National Knock-Knock Day!

October 31st is well known as Halloween, but did you know it is also National Knock-Knock Day? Knock, Knock… Who’s there? Robin Robin who? Robin you! Give me your wallet! Knock Knock Knock, Knock… Who’s there? Wanda Wanda who? Wanda come and hang out with me? Knock Knock Knock, Knock… Who’s there? Control Freak Cont… […]

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The History of Halloween

(PCM) Halloween is probably the longest-running holiday with a set day or time period. The earliest celebrations of the day that became November 1st was Samhain, a celebration of the harvest. The harvest was held with thought to the upcoming winter, which undoubtedly would bring death to many due to the coming cold season. So […]

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Devil’s Night, Mischief Night And Haunted Refrigerator Night?

(PCM) The night before Halloween (October 30) has long been referred to as either Devil’s Night or Mischief Night and has been referenced for many years as a night where the youth in various cities take it upon themselves to partake in an evening filled with mischievous or petty crime. Mostly their behavior focuses on […]

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Celebrate National Cat Day!

(PCM) Everyone knows that the internet is obsessed with cats!  We adore looking at their adorable fuzzy little faces and seriously, who doesn’t love watching funny cat videos?  Cats have completely dominated the internet from the countless Grumpy Cat memes, Lil Bub and Colonel Meow images and of course the delightful musical styling from Keyboard Cat! […]

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Make A Difference Day – The Fourth Saturday of October

This October 24th, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. In its 24th year, Make A Difference Day is a USA TODAY initiative, backed by the Gannett Company. In collaboration with Points of Light it is the largest national day of community service.Make […]

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It’s National Mulligan Day! Who Doesn’t Need A “Do-Over” From Time To Time?

(PCM) Each year, Mulligan Day is celebrated on October 17 and for those that may not be familiar with the term “mulligan”, it is a word that is used in the sport of golf to describe a player getting a second chance to perform a move or action. In fact, we are willing to bet […]

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Celebrate National Grouch Day!

(PCM) National Grouch Day is celebrated annually on October 15 and is a day for celebrating and letting loose the inner grouch that can live within us all! According to the dictionary a grouch is a habitually irritable or complaining person and most grouchy people are at their happiest when others around them can share in […]

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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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World Smile Day First Friday of October

World Smile Day is a moving holiday celebrated on the first Friday of October. Harvey Ball created the first smiley face in 1963. Mr. Ball was a commercial artist. The Icon was so popular that in 1999 a holiday was established to celebrate the icon and smiles. For instance in 2010 the slogan for World […]

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October Is…

Adopt A Shelter Dog MonthAmerican Cheese MonthAmerican Pharmacist Month Apple MonthArts & Humanities MonthNational Applejack MonthBreast Cancer Awareness MonthCaramel MonthCeliac Disease Awareness MonthClergy Appreciation Month Cookbook MonthCookie MonthCyber Security Awareness MonthDessert MonthDomestic Violence Awareness MonthDwarfism/Little People Awareness MonthEczema Awareness MonthFilipino-American History MonthGerman-American Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage MonthItalian-American Heritage MonthLupus Awareness MonthNational Arts & Humanities MonthNational Down […]

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October 1st is celebrated as World Vegetarian Day

October 1st is celebrated as World Vegetarian Day. This very specific holiday was initiated by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978. It seems appropriate for World Vegetarian Day to be on October 1st as we celebrate in so many ways the bringing in of […]

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Join Us In Celebration Of National Coffee Day

(PCM) Without a doubt September 29 is one of our very favorite days of the year, as it is the time we get to celebrate National Coffee Day in honor of our favorite caffeinated nectar! It has been a bit of a challenge to pinpoint the exact origins of National Coffee Day, however an event […]

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National Bring Your Manners To Work Day

The first Friday of September is National Bring Your Manners To Work Day. This day is dedicated to reminding people to be considerate and polite with their co-workers How many of these issues happen at your place of work? Favoritism?Stolen lunches?Inappropriate clothing?Inappropriate language?‘Borrowed’ office supplies?Are the boundaries of personal space and items respected?Gossip? Who has […]

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September is National Milkshake Month!

September is National Milkshake Month! ~ Milkshake Trivia & History ~ The basic ingredients for a milkshake include milk, ice cream, and flavoring. Bandleader Fred Waring financed the invention by Frederick Jacob Osius, and later marketed the Miracle Mixer and Waring Blendor (note the spelling) in 1937, making milkshakes available in many homes, in addition […]

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National Cherry Popsicle Day – August 26

(PCM) What’s better on a hot August day than a delicious, icy popsicle?Today you can get all sorts of flavors and make even stranger ones on your own, but that doesn’t take away from the classics… like the cherry popsicle. While we encourage you to explore the wonders of the popsicle world, this weekend, we […]

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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a […]

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June 20 in Pop Culture History – National Vanilla Milkshake Day

June 20June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day. 1214 – The University of Oxford received its Royal charter. 1782 – Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States, with the Bald Eagle clutching both an olive branch and thirteen arrows. 1837 – Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne. 1840 – Samuel Morse received […]

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The Top Ten ‘Naughty’ Christmas Songs

(PCM) This year instead of making a list of all the usual suspects when it comes to the most popular Christmas song, we decided to shake things up a bit and create a list of the top ten “naughty” or adult-themed Christmas songs of the season. Be warned the list below is for mature listeners […]

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10 Best Thanksigiving Movies to Reign in the Holiday Season

(PCM) The holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time to reconnect and share with loved ones, stuff our faces full of delicious food, and be thankful for the spirirt of giving, loving, and caring.

Today, being Thanksgiving, PCM wants to give our readers a little something: a list of the top 10 movies to snuggle up with loved ones and celebrate this holiday of giving thanks.

So, whether you’re celebrating with a traditional Thanksgiving feast with your whole extended family or ordering take-out solo this year, here is a list of the top 10 films to usher in the holiday season (in no particular order).

  • Alice’s Restaurant (comedy-drama, rated R, 1969)

An adaption of Arlo Guthrie’s song “Massacre at Alice’s Restaurant,” this somewhat uneven comedy may not be the happiest movie, but it made this list since the film’s pivotal scene takes place after a Thanksgiving dinner when Arlo, … Read more

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Gearing Up For Black Friday Shopping? A Look At The Most Requested Gifts

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(PCM) After stuffing ourselves full of turkey many of us feel that we could sleep for days, however some very dedicated shopaholics will be up at the crack of dawn and racing to their favorite stores in hopes of getting …

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How Does Your State Rank On The Thanksgiving Misery List?

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(PCM) Real estate blog Estately has put together a list that ranks all of the U.S. States to determine whether or not they are due to have a miserable Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a holiday that is …

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Halloween Has It’s Revenge On Christmas With The Necrofeast

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(PCM) How many of you have every heard of The Necrofeast? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either until we discovered quite a few pages on the internet dedicated to this relatively unknown macabre holiday that is celebrated from sunset to dawn …

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Two Women Camp Outside Of Best Buy 22 Days Prior To Black Friday!

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(PCM) Now this is just getting ridiculous! Two women have set up camp outside of the Best Buy store in Beaumont, California in order to ensure their place being first in line for the retailers upcoming Black Friday sales.

Keep in mind there are still 22 days left before Black Friday! Talk about dedication to deals! The two women say that they are camped out to be able to obtain the many “first come, first serve” deals that Best Buy will be offering when they open up their doors at 5:00pm on Thanksgiving night.

The store will be closing again at 1:00am on Thanksgiving night only to re-open again at 8:00am on Friday.… Full Story

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Holiday Names Removed From A Maryland Public School Calendar

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(PCM) Folks in Maryland’s Montgomery County are outraged over the area school boards recent decision to have names of holidays such as Christmas and Easter, as well as, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah stricken from next year’s school calendar.

According to the Washington Post, the Montgomery County school board voted 7 to 1 to eliminate the references to all religious holidays on the school’s calendar for 2015-2016. The issue was brought to a vote after Muslim community leaders requested that the Muslim Holy Day of Eid al-Adha be listed on the calendars as well.

The school district claims that students will still be off for both the Christian and Jewish holidays, however they will just not be labeled on the calendar in print.… Full Story

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