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Virtually every bar in Canada will be able to make you a Bloody Caesar which is pretty much Canada's national drink. It may seem odd that a drink invented
Today is National Anisette Day, an opportunity to celebrate this uniquely flavoured and colourless liqueur that's popular with our friends in the Med.
Today is International Plastic Bag-Free Day. A day to raise awareness of, and to fight against, the global catastrophe that is single-use plastic pollution.
There's not many days more patriotic around the world than America's Independence Day. It's a celebration marking the day in 1776 when the Declaration
Launched this day in 1948, today is the birthday of the greatest of all great British institutions, the NHS. The National Health Service provides a comprehensive
Today has been declared a day for kissing, so grab your loved ones and pucker your lips, it's time to celebrate with a show of affection.
World Chocolate Day is, as its name suggests, is celebrated globally every year on this day. However, this is confused by the United States, which in a
The origins of the Wall Street Journal lie in a series of bulletins that were issued throughout the working day and delivered by hand to traders on the
It's the birthday of Tom Hanks, star of a magnificent portfolio of movies including Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away and the Toy Story series.
Σήμερα είναι η εθνική ημέρα της Piña Colada! Και επειδή πλέον, έπειτα από πολλά χρόνια, μπορείτε
The internet powers-that-be have appointed 11th July Mojito Day - and who are we to argue? The Mojito is one Cuban classic that's just made for a hot summer's
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart and Dick Taylor, billed as The Rollin' Stones, played their first gig on this day in 1962, at the
Way back in 1923, a bunch of California realtors established a company to sell property up in the Hollywood Hills. At the then-astronomical cost of $21,000,
Vive la Revolution. July 14th calls for a celebration of all things French, so roll out the croissant pastry, slice the baguette and fill the cheese platter
On this day a Russian expedition, led by Aleksei Chirikov and Vitus Bering, became the first Europeans to reach Alaska. (Bering would give his name to
Such National day celebrations tend to originate in America, but we're proud to report this fruity celebration is a British initiative, instigated by the
Although it now only survives as a cartoon library and website, Punch was once one of the best-known magazines of all time - and one of the only successful
The father of Gonzo journalism, sports writer, novelist, caner, and scourge of politicians and hypocrites, Hunter S. Thompson, of Fear and Loathing in
Today bars the world over will be celebrating National Daiquiri Day, and as the original, non-slushified Daiquiri is one of our very favourite cocktails,
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, two-thirds of the crew of the Apollo 11 mission, achieved this extraordinary feat on this day back in 1969, watched by
You can drive a car, carry a gun, go to war, get married and have children but you can't purchase alcohol under the age of 21 in the USA – something
The sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Mr and Mrs Spicer on this day in 1933 is our particular favourite as he was actually out of the loch.
Haile Selassie, African statesman, global icon and the last emperor of Ethiopia, was born today in 1892.
Today is National Tequila Day in the USA, and so by extension simply Tequila Day in other agave loving countries. Bars around the world will be knocking
Not only did Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson lose the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on this day in 1797, but he lost his arm as well.
María Eva Duarte de Perón died on this day in 1952, aged 33, leaving in her wake a whole wealth of movies, musicals, Madonna songs, not to mention poems
Oh, those crazy Finns! In Finland, today is Sleepy Head Day, when the last person still in bed in a house is awoken with a shock of cold water - either
The next couple of days are huge in Peru as the nation gets two days off work to commemorate the country's liberation from the Spanish empire. On this
One of the greatest painters of all time, Vincent Van Gogh, creator of Sunflowers, Irises and some haunting self-portraits, tragically shot himself on
The paperback revolution began on this day in 1935 with the publication of ten Penguin books.
On this day in 1970, the British Navy retired one of its longest-standing traditions – the midday rum ration, or tot.
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