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ON THIS DAY: January 15, 2017

January 15th is

National Hat Day *

Fresh-Squeezed Juice Day

Humanitarian Day *

Strawberry Ice Cream Day

World Religion Day *

World Snow Day

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January 15, 1919: One If by Treacle

It was midway through the lunch hour on an unseasonably warm day in Boston, Massachusetts. Folks outside taking in the nice weather were the first to hear the loud rumbling sound and feel the ground beneath them shake as if a train were passing by. 284 more words

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Why Does Santa Live at the North Pole?

The simple reason Santa lives at the North Pole? It’s not crowded, there’s room for the reindeer, and people don’t give the elves funny looks. 137 more words

Thomas Nast's passport

I came across this fascinating site from Princeton University’s Graphic Arts blog.

They got a hold of Nast 1860 European passport. Before the Civil War and employment with Harper’s Weekly Nast and as the passport stamps and registry shows, traveled extensively in Europe. 104 more words

Thomas Nast

"Christmas Eve"

As I was working on my annual Christmas in the Civil War talk, I came upon a letter from Colonel Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand. 292 more words


An Interview with Santa Claus by Margaret Mead illustrated by Thomas Nast

Following John Updike, another American cultural heavyweight weighs in with a piece of lightweight seasonal musing today, as anthropologist Margaret Mead records an ‘ 421 more words

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