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Sunday, February 7th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The battle between NFC and AFC champions takes place in a technologically cutting-edge stadium on this golden anniversary celebration of one of the world's biggest sporting events.
     
           

Monday, February 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:39am EST.
     
           

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 65th annual. The NBA All-Star Game is held outside the United States for the first time in its history when squads representing the Eastern and Western Conference tip off at the home of the Toronto Raptors. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 12th with the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Monday, February 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 58th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

Friday, February 19th, 2016

  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 58th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.
     
           

Friday, February 26th, 2016

  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 88th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. (Nominations were announced Jan 14th) Televised live.
     
           

Monday, February 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In 2016 we add one day, February 29th, to bring our calendar more nearly into accord with the seasons. Under the Julian calendar of 46 BC every forth year was a leap year, on the assumption that it took Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun. However, Earth's orbit period is actually 365.24219 days. For more than 1,600 years the Julian calendar was used, the calendar got out of sync with the seasons. The Gregorian calendar made just one small change: a leap day is added to the calendar every four years except for century years that are not exactly divisible by 400. Traditionally leap year is a time during which women may propose marriage to men.
     
           

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

  • - On March 5, 1970, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 44th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

  • - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.
     
           

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The seven days beginning on the final Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday.
     
           

Friday, March 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Annual day honoring the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Commemorating the crucifixion. Oldest Christian celebration.
     
           

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Commemorates the Resurrection of Christ.
     
           

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Friday, April 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Your town can observe this month to do a special project to help those in need. For information contact Spirit of America Foundation.
     
           

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Monday, April 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Anniversary of when Beatles held the top 5 positions of the Billboard Hot 100.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
     
           

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Originated by Uno Pizzeria and Grill, bringing deep dish pizza to the entire country!
     
           

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

  • - on this date in 1974 Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron broke the record set by Babe Ruth (1935) by hitting his 715th home run.
     
           

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1866 American diplomat Henry Bergh sought to end animal cruelty through the creation of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Matthew Galbraith Perry, negotiator of the first treaty between US and Japan.
     
           

Monday, April 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - Government
    - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Act into law protecting civil rights workers, expanding the rights of Native Americans and providing anti-discrimination measures in housing.
     
           

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1865 President Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next day.
     
           

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - This annual day recognizes the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island Immigrants and their descendants.
     
           

Monday, April 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Always the third Monday in April. 27,000 participants begin in the New England Town of Hopkintown and and finish near downtown Boston. For information visit http://www.baa.org
     
           

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Recognize the importance of play, games and creative activities in children's education. The first kindergarten in a public school in the US was started in 1873, at St. Louis.
     
           

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - April 24-30. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the sky and to understand the weather processes, and to protect the sky as a natural resource. For more information visit http://www.weatherworks.com
     
           

Monday, April 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1990, The Hubble telescope is the largest on-orbit observatory to date and is capable of imaging up to 14 billion light years away.
     
           

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
     
           

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
     
           

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
     
           
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.
     
           

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - May 10, 1869. The meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Railways at Promontory Point, UT. On that day a golden spike was driven to celebrate the linkage. The golden spike was promptly removed for preservation.
     
           

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - First Quarter Moon Phase
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing construction of a waterway that would make it possible for ships to reach the Great Lakes.
     
           

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit http://www.aphf.org
     
           

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.
     
           

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.
     
           

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - May full moon phase
     
           

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 23rd annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.
     
           

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

  • - To encourage the public to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle, this day celebrates the health, taste and convenience benefits of fruits & vegetables.
     
           

Friday, May 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded on this day in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy. It is especially important in the founding and protection of our national parks.
     
           

Monday, May 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1944, Allied Forces landed in Normandy the north coast of France.
     
           

Monday, June 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day in 1933 Richard Hollingshead opened America's first drive-in movie theater in Camden NJ. At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across the US.
     
           

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Final race of the "Triple Crown". Traditionally run on the 5th Saturday after the Kentucky Derby. For information visit http://www.nyra.com
     
           

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

  • - On this date in 1939 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated at Cooperstown, NY. More than 200 individuals have been honored for their contributions to the game of baseball by induction into the hall.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - In 1987 standing at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, US President Ronald Reagan gave one of the most powerful speeches of his career. The wall was finally opened in 1989.
     
           

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to share folklore, legends and myths that connect us with our family history. For information visit http://www.wellcat.com
     
           
  • | NATL - Government
    - On this date in1775 the Continental Congress established the army as the first US military service.
     
           

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day that focuses on the art of nature photography as a medium for inspiration, nature appreciation and environmental protection. For info visit http://www.nanpa.org
     
           

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - June 16-19, Oakmont Country Club. Established in 1895 the best golfers have competed at this major world championship. For information visit http://www.usga.org
     
           

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1983, Dr. Sally Ride, physicist and pilot, became the first American woman in space when she began a six day mission aboard the space shuttle 'Challenger'.
     
           

Monday, June 20th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full strawberry moon, so called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because of the time of year the strawberry ripened.
     
           

Friday, June 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate how great of a companion a dog is, as well as encouraging people to adopt from a shelter.
     
           

Monday, June 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Focusing attention on the joy of couples deciding to get married. Based on the poem 'Decide to be Married'.
     
           

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An important part of corporate America. A handshake can make or break a business deal, interview or other encounter.
     
           

Friday, July 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The Philadelphia Zoological Society opened the first zoo on this date in 1874. There were a 1,000 animals in the zoo on opening day and three thousand visitors.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - July1-31.Take the time to enjoy the fun and ease of cooking on the grill this month!
     
           

Monday, July 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - July 4th, 1776. The US commemorates adoption of the Declaration Of Independence by the Continental Congress.
     
           

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Monday, July 18th, 2016

  • - The 2016 Republican National Convention will convene in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016. The RNC chose a 2016 convention date much earlier than in recent elections, allowing the Republican nominee to draw upon campaign cash designated to be spent only in the general election.

    Ohio has been a battleground swing-state throughout United States campaigning history. The last candidate to win the presidential election without Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960. The last Republican presidential candidate to win the election without Ohio was Abraham Lincoln, 100 years earlier, in 1860. Cleveland last hosted the Republican National Convention in 1936.

    The main 2016 Republican National Convention venue will be the Quicken Loans Arena. This main convention center is located in downtown Cleveland, and referred to locally as "The Q". The multipurpose arena seats 20,500, and includes 2,000 club seats and 88 luxury suites. It is home to three professional sports teams and hosts numerous entertainment events. Other supporting venues within walking distance of 2016 RNC main venue include the Cleveland Convention Center and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

    Other cities that were considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention included Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Columbus and Phoenix were eliminated on April 2, 2014. Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew on May 22, 2014. On June 25, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that the cities of Cleveland and Dallas would continue to the final round of consideration to host the 2016 Convention. The recommendation to select 'Cleveland 2016' was made following a final review by the Republicans' site selection committee on July 8, 2014.

    To volunteer to help host the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland go to https://2016rnc.my-trs.com/
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - In trouble with somebody you care about? Get Out Of The Doghouse Day is like a ‘get out of jail free card’ from the game Monopoly – use it to apologise, mend hurts and get back to normal.
     
           

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

  • - The 2016 Republican National Convention will convene in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016. The RNC chose a 2016 convention date much earlier than in recent elections, allowing the Republican nominee to draw upon campaign cash designated to be spent only in the general election.

    Ohio has been a battleground swing-state throughout United States campaigning history. The last candidate to win the presidential election without Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960. The last Republican presidential candidate to win the election without Ohio was Abraham Lincoln, 100 years earlier, in 1860. Cleveland last hosted the Republican National Convention in 1936.

    The main 2016 Republican National Convention venue will be the Quicken Loans Arena. This main convention center is located in downtown Cleveland, and referred to locally as "The Q". The multipurpose arena seats 20,500, and includes 2,000 club seats and 88 luxury suites. It is home to three professional sports teams and hosts numerous entertainment events. Other supporting venues within walking distance of 2016 RNC main venue include the Cleveland Convention Center and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

    Other cities that were considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention included Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Columbus and Phoenix were eliminated on April 2, 2014. Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew on May 22, 2014. On June 25, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that the cities of Cleveland and Dallas would continue to the final round of consideration to host the 2016 Convention. The recommendation to select 'Cleveland 2016' was made following a final review by the Republicans' site selection committee on July 8, 2014.

    To volunteer to help host the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland go to https://2016rnc.my-trs.com/
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Male deer, which shed their antlers every year, begin to regrow them in July, hence the Native American name for July’s full moon.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Elvis' first record was a Sun label single with "That's All Right" backed by "Blue Moon of Kentucky." The single was recorded in 1954 and brough Elvis national attention. Elvis was 19 years old.
     
           

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

  • - The 2016 Republican National Convention will convene in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016. The RNC chose a 2016 convention date much earlier than in recent elections, allowing the Republican nominee to draw upon campaign cash designated to be spent only in the general election.

    Ohio has been a battleground swing-state throughout United States campaigning history. The last candidate to win the presidential election without Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960. The last Republican presidential candidate to win the election without Ohio was Abraham Lincoln, 100 years earlier, in 1860. Cleveland last hosted the Republican National Convention in 1936.

    The main 2016 Republican National Convention venue will be the Quicken Loans Arena. This main convention center is located in downtown Cleveland, and referred to locally as "The Q". The multipurpose arena seats 20,500, and includes 2,000 club seats and 88 luxury suites. It is home to three professional sports teams and hosts numerous entertainment events. Other supporting venues within walking distance of 2016 RNC main venue include the Cleveland Convention Center and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

    Other cities that were considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention included Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Columbus and Phoenix were eliminated on April 2, 2014. Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew on May 22, 2014. On June 25, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that the cities of Cleveland and Dallas would continue to the final round of consideration to host the 2016 Convention. The recommendation to select 'Cleveland 2016' was made following a final review by the Republicans' site selection committee on July 8, 2014.

    To volunteer to help host the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland go to https://2016rnc.my-trs.com/
     
           

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

  • - The 2016 Republican National Convention will convene in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016. The RNC chose a 2016 convention date much earlier than in recent elections, allowing the Republican nominee to draw upon campaign cash designated to be spent only in the general election.

    Ohio has been a battleground swing-state throughout United States campaigning history. The last candidate to win the presidential election without Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960. The last Republican presidential candidate to win the election without Ohio was Abraham Lincoln, 100 years earlier, in 1860. Cleveland last hosted the Republican National Convention in 1936.

    The main 2016 Republican National Convention venue will be the Quicken Loans Arena. This main convention center is located in downtown Cleveland, and referred to locally as "The Q". The multipurpose arena seats 20,500, and includes 2,000 club seats and 88 luxury suites. It is home to three professional sports teams and hosts numerous entertainment events. Other supporting venues within walking distance of 2016 RNC main venue include the Cleveland Convention Center and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

    Other cities that were considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention included Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Columbus and Phoenix were eliminated on April 2, 2014. Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew on May 22, 2014. On June 25, 2014, the Republican National Committee announced that the cities of Cleveland and Dallas would continue to the final round of consideration to host the 2016 Convention. The recommendation to select 'Cleveland 2016' was made following a final review by the Republicans' site selection committee on July 8, 2014.

    To volunteer to help host the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland go to https://2016rnc.my-trs.com/
     
           

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Born in 1898, acclaimed American abstract artist who invented the mobile, a delicate having kinetic sculpture who's form changed due to air currents or motors. By the 1930's he was the most famous artist in the world.
     
           

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Day Of The Cowboy is observed annually on the fourth Saturday in July. According to the National Day of the Cowboy organization, this is a day set aside to celebrate the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.
     
           

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - America’s first drive-thru burger chain, Jack in the Box, created National Drive-Thru Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, to celebrate America’s love of convenience by vehicle.
     
           

Monday, July 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - July 25-31 at Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, NJ. The 98th championship conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. For information visit http://www.pga.com
     
           

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Government
    - On this date in 1947, President Truman signed legislation unifying the two branches of the armed forces into the Department of Defense. The branches merged were the Army and the Navy. The Air Force was separated from the Army at the same time and made an independent force.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters last quarter phase at 7:00pm EDT
     
           

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

  • - A special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially those of the US and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea. The display of the US flag is encouraged on this day.
     
           

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Monday, August 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate this special day by going out with your girlfriends, to a movie, out to eat or shopping.
     
           

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

  • - On this date in 2007, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 756th home run to pass Hank Aaron's career record of 755.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to honor and recognize America's historic lighthouses. Congress signed into law in 1789, "An Act for the Establishment and Support of Lighthouses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers."
    For info visit http://www.lighthousefoundation.org
     
           

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - August 9-13. Among the best known and spectacular meteor showers are the Perseids. As many as 50-100 may be seen in a single night!
     
           

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate the gooey campfire treat! Made with roasted marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. Credited with creating the sandwich is Girl Scout Loretta Crew, her recipe for 'Some Mores' was published in 'Tramping and Trailing With The Girl Scouts'.
     
           

Monday, August 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and do something fun with your best friend! Go to a movie, shopping, get something to eat, play a game, or just hang out and be together.
     
           

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

  • - On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment extended the right to vote to women.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Eclipse of the moon. Visible to the Americas, Australia and the Pacific.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes.
     
           

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to do an act of service, be a blessing in someone's life.
     
           

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to end the quarrels, the arguments, the fights and make up with those whom you are distanced from because of it.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1939 this motion picture classic based on the L. Frank Baum children's books was released. It starred Judy Garland as Dorothy and Frank Morgan as the Wizard. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, it won for the best original music score and best song for 'Over The rainbow'
     
           

Friday, August 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

    In 1939, the World’s Fair–which was being held in New York–became the catalyst for the historic broadcast. The television was one of fair’s prize exhibits, and organizers believed that the Dodgers-Reds doubleheader on August 26 was the perfect event to showcase America’s grasp on the new technology.
     
           

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1963 more than 250,000 people attended this civil rights rally at Washington, DC, where Martin Luther King, Jr, made his famous "I have a dream" speech.
     
           

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Cats are America's favorite pet! Outnumbering dogs as domestic companions by more than 13 million. Happy Cat Month celebrates the joys of cat ownership. Time to show some love! For information visit http://www.catalystcouncil.org
     
           

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

  • - On this date in 1789 the third presidential cabinet department, The Treasury Department, was established by congress.
     
           

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - Anniversary of the hiring of the first 'newsboy' in the US. 10 year old Barney Flaherty who is said to have answered a classified ad which appeared in the 'New York Sun' in 1833.
     
           

Monday, September 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - May 1st is observed as a workers' holiday.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to promote the positive parts of procrastination.

    In today’s busy lifestyle’s, there are pressures put on us to be here and be there at certain times and we are always watching the clock.

    Today, just take a moment to slow down for a little bit & enjoy the scenery,
     
           

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - People celebrate this occasion by connecting with other people to share thoughts and concepts. There are no rules outlining the nature of the ideas to be shared, thus making Swap Ideas Day an ideal opportunity for people to be as creative as they like with their ideas as well as learning from the ideas of others.
     
           

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sept 11-17. This week provides an opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them. For information, visit http://www.ncal.org or http://www.nalw.org
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children and become aware of the guidance older people can offer.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Take today to spend a little extra time with your pooch, get down to their level and make sure their environment and the places you take them are warm, comforting, inviting and safe. Oh yeah, and give your hound a hug!
     
           

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Friday, September 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Every school is invited to join a synchronized recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance coast to coast. This event enables our nation's youth to unite during regular school hours for a patriotic observance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Mayflower Day celebrates the date the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. On September 16, 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs.
     
           

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrating the commitment it takes to have a canine companion. Educational and entertaining events such as obedience/agility demonstrations, breed rescue information and therapy dog/service demonstrations. This event is held at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. For information visit http://www.akc.org
     
           
  • - On this date in 1920 The National Football League was formed at Canton OH.
     
           

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

  • - On this date in 1970 ABC joined CBS and NBC in televising weekly games with the debut of "Monday Night Football". The show began as an experiment but soon became an institution. Announcers Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith called the first game, a 31-21 victory by the Cleveland Browns over the New York Jets.
     
           

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day set aside to honor and reflect upon the contributions and accomplishments of the millions of women in the work force and the millions of women business owners in the U.S.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 5:56am, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National event promoting family health and fitness. Fa,lies across the country can be involved in locally organized health promotion activities at hundreds of locations all on the same day. For information visit http://www.fitnessday.com
     
           

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit http://www.fitnessday.com/women.
     
           

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day of celebration for the classic dunking cookie. While they can be enjoyed with a variety of beverages, they pair best with coffee. Wether you dip, dunk, or just snack on biscotti, make sure you have some today!
     
           

Friday, September 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 1-31. Promoting the adoption of dogs from local shelters. Sponsored by the ASPCA, "Make Pet Adoption Your First Option" is a message the organization promotes throughout the year in an effort to end euthanasia of adoptable animals. For info, please visit http://www.spca.org.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - October 1-9. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit http://www.balloonfiesta.com
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 6th Annual. A celebration of North American artisan, specialty and farmstead cheeses. From "Meet the Cheesemaker", and "Farmers Market" style events to special cheese tastings and classes at creameries and cheese shops. A month to celebrate cheese lovers in communities large and small! For more information visit http://www.cheesesociety.org.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit http://www.cancer.org.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 52md Annual. South Mountain Fairgrounds, near Gettysburg, PA. Celebration includes tours of orchards, apple butter boiling, and antique cider press. Oct 1-2, estimated attendance is 100,000. For more information please visit http://www.appleharvest.com
     
           

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