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During the Great Depression, Father's Day was promoted as “second Christmas

QuartzQuartz - Jun 18, 2017
Father's Day started without a profit motive in 1909, when a woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd heard a church sermon in honor of Mother's Day and thought her father, a widower who had raised six children on his own, deserved to be honored in the ...  


Transformers 5: Easter Eggs & Movie References
Screen Rant - Jun 24, 2017

When you're stepping into the world of the Transformers movies, Easter Eggs and loving nods to the source material are downright guaranteed. And with Transformers: The Last Knight's dive into the extended mythology of the Transformers' true origins, ...  

Fourth Of July

Missoula County pays floaters whose vehicles were towed during Fourth of July

The MissoulianThe Missoulian - Jun 17, 2017
After hearing complaints from others who said they didn't see "no parking" signs along the road, the county installed more signs shortly after the Fourth of July weekend. Katie Klietz, communications coordinator for the county, said Thursday the public ...  


This Halloween, Lionsgate Digs Into Their Past With 'Jigsaw' And ...
Forbes - Jun 23, 2017

Lionsgate went and dropped a new title and a new logo a few days ago for their upcoming Saw movie. No longer fit to be called Saw: Legacy, the eighth film in ...  

Fathers Day

Paternity does not guarantee paternal influence

Belleville News-DemocratBelleville News-Democrat - Jun 18, 2017
As it is Fathers Day, we'll avoid reflecting on those bad apples and their prison-worthy poisonous behavior. In the past, fathers were expected to be the provider. They were expected to have a plan, know where, when and even how. Ward Cleaver also knew ...  

Mothers Day

Photos: Winner of Joy FM Mothers Day promotion receives furnished room prize

Myjoyonline.comMyjoyonline.com - Jun 20, 2017
Winner of this year's Mothers Day promotion on the Joy FM's Saturday morning program 'Home Affairs', last weekend saw her living room wholly transformed. Madam Anita Doris Gbozo now has her room fully furnished with latest furniture set, curtains ...  

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo in the United States
Point Reyes Light - Jun 1, 2017

Among the surprises I received as a newcomer to this country 30 years ago was the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. It's an important, though secondary, patriotic celebration in Mexico that did not seem to justify the extensive ads I saw in newspapers and ...  


The Real History Of Hanukkah Is More Complicated Than You Thought

Huffington PostHuffington Post - Dec 24, 2016
Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days to commemorate this miracle, lighting an additional candle on a special Hanukkah menorah ― or Hannukiah ― each night of the holiday. That is also why it is customary on Hanukkah to eat foods fried in oil, like ...  

St. Patricks Day

The Comey hearing will be like St. Patricks Day for drunk people who hate Trump
Mashable - Jun 7, 2017

Nothing says "good morning" in Trump's America better than gathering at a bar with a bunch of strangers before 10 a.m. to drink Russian vodka and watch a Senate hearing ... apparently. On this upcoming, beautiful Thursday, people all over America will ...  

Turkey Day

Latin-flavored music infuses WMS summer marching band

Daily GlobeDaily Globe - Jun 21, 2017
“It's also good practice for their appearance in the King Turkey Day parade, and we should be ready for that.” Andersen's musical charges have been positive and engaged during the 2017 summer band camp, he reports. “We're getting a lot done, and it ...  

Valentines Day

Thief steals van from homeless youth shelter in North Park

CBS 8 San DiegoCBS 8 San Diego - Jun 17, 2017
The $25,000 van was donated to Urban Street Angeles on Valentines Day. It's one of a kind vehicle with a distinctive wrap – and it's irreplaceable. “If someone is just honest and say, 'I took it,' I am going to work with them. Just leave it somewhere ...  


Happy (belated) birthday, Watergate break-in!

Washington PostWashington Post - Jun 19, 2017
This past weekend marked the 45th anniversary of the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office building. A “third-rate burglary attempt,” President Richard Nixon's press secretary said, attempting to dismiss its ...  

Housewarming Party

Joy of buying a house! This woman's EPIC housewarming party is breaking the internet (photos, video)

TUKO.CO.KETUKO.CO.KE - Jun 11, 2017
Buying your own house is a big deal. In case anyone had any doubt, a woman in Maryland, US showed just much of a big deal it is. Leslie Ogbebor threw an incredible—some say over-the-top—housewarming party. She had a whole bunch of friends come ...  

Labor Day

Ballard Market remodel should be done by Labor Day

My Ballard (blog)My Ballard (blog) - Jun 19, 2017
The Ballard Market remodel has an end in sight; director Mike Pederson said it should be complete by Labor Day. The remodels on the middle of the store and produce section will be done by the 4th of July, Pederson said, and they'll be aiming to finish ...  

Anzac Day

WA Anzac Day 'face' and World War II veteran Anne Leach dies aged 102

The West AustralianThe West Australian - Jun 6, 2017
Time has caught up with one of the most recognised faces of Anzac Day in WA. World War II veteran Anne Leach died in Claremont on Sunday, aged 102. Mrs Leach was synonymous with Perth's Anzac Day parade, known for her original World War II nursing ...  

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras comes to Six Flags St. Louis | FOX2now.com
fox2now.com - Jun 20, 2017

EUREKA, MO - A little bit of the big easy is coming to Eureka, Missouri this week with Six Flags St. Louis kicking off its new Mardi Gras attraction Tuesday. You've ...  

Super Bowl

Eagles' fan tattoos Super Bowl 52 prediction across his chest

247Sports247Sports - Jun 15, 2017
More importantly, they have never won a Super Bowl in the history of the franchise. At least one fan believes none of that is relevant, and sees them going all the way in 2017. They've added big name talent, but the defending NFC East champion Cowboys ...  

Santa Claus

Melissa McCarthy to play Santa Claus' wife in 'Margie Claus'

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Jun 9, 2017
Actress Melissa McCarthy will portray Santa's wife in a musical titled 'Margie Claus'. The holiday family musical will be directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone and will follow Santa's wife Margie Claus who tries to find her missing husband on ...  

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