Sep 222014

Checkers Day? Checkers the Dog The Nixon’s received this dog as a gift. Checkers Day refers to the speach that Nixon gave in 1952 about speculation centered around an $18,000 campaign contribution.

The speech he gave addressed this issue. He assured us that he did not use any of the money for personal use. He went on in the speech to mention that his daughters have been given a dog that they named Checkers and they had decided to keep the dog.

This speech became known as the Checkers speech and has been remembered as one of the best speeches in political history. Sometimes this day is also referred to as Dogs in Politics Day.

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Sep 212014

Hobbit DayHobbit Day and Tolkien week was first established by the American Tolkien Society in 1978. September 22 is the day that is it said that the characters Frodo Baggins and Bilbo Baggins from books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were born. Tolkien Week is celebrated during the week that September 22 occurs.

However, there is a discrepancy between the Shire Calendar and the Gregorian Calendar which causes some debate about Hobbit Day. Some say the actual birthday is September 12.

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Sep 182014

POWThe third Friday in September is the day that POW/MIA Recognition Day is celebrated in the United States. We honor those who were prisoners of war or missing in action. This day was established by an Act of Congress in 1998. But it was first recognized by Public Law 101-355 in 1990.

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