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In 2015, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) launched International Coffee Day. Observed annually on the 1st of October, this is a day to celebrate
Twickenham Stadium, in south-west London, opened on this day in 1909 with a match between the Harlequins and Richmond rugby union clubs.
Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or German Unity Day, today commemorates the reunification of Germany and is marked by political speeches, a Bürgerfest (citizens'
Our friends across the pond have given us a reason to celebrate. In America the 4th October is National Vodka Day, so by extension for the rest of us it
Quiet at the back! No sniggering. Today is World Teachers Day, a chance to celebrate the role this often-maligned profession plays in all our lives.
The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland wears, as we all know, a top hat.
An American National Day marked annually on October 7th, National Frappé Day is designed to celebrate the blended coffee drink of the same name that's
Octopuses are of course known for their eight semi-autonomous arms lined with thousands of suckers. But this remarkable creature also has blue blood coursing
On this day in 1967, Bolivian paramilitaries, working with the CIA, executed Che Guevara, and spawned a thousand T-shirts.
Did you start your day with a bowl of porridge? Whatever you had for breakfast, consider yourself lucky – many others start their day chronically hungry.
Gentleman bartender and gentleman scoundrel, one-legged rumour monger and foul-mouthed Tiki deity, Victor Trader Vic Bergeron died on this day in 1984
Every day's a holiday somewhere, and the good folk of Spain have a holiday today to celebrate their national day - the Fiesta Nacional de España.
Pedants may call it UTC, but to us the time will always be GMT, or Greenwich Mean Time. And it was on this day in 1884 that GMT, or the time in London's
Ever wondered why the British 50p piece was such a weird shape? Well, when the Royal Mint introduced it, on this day in 1969, the UK was in the run-up
The Land Speed Record was set this day in 1997 by Andy Green in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
Of all the unofficial National Holidays to emerge from the USA, National Liqueur Day is surely one of the highlights of the calendar.
This day in 1814 was very lucky for a handful of Londoners (though sadly rather unlucky for others) when a 7 metre (23 foot) tall vat holding 610,000 litres
By order of the Croatian Parliament, no less, today is Cravat Day, a chance to celebrate the humble tie in all its forms and practice Croatian pride.
Founded in 2010 (according to Wikipedia) and celebrated annually worldwide on the 19th October, International Gin & Tonic Day is just as it sounds –
The folk at Avallen Calvados launched World Calvados Day in 2020 to celebrate the French apple brandy.
Perhaps this page should read 'International Mezcal Day', as although this 'National Day' is an all American creation there are a great many of us around
On this day in 1836, Sam Houston - sound familiar? - became the first elected president of the Republic of Texas, a nation that would exist for only a
Hemingway geeks will, of course, be aware that the great man liked his Martinis like he liked most drinks - strong on booze. But on the anniversary of
On this day in 1945, as the world struggled to cope with the aftermath of World War II and a strange new world order, the United Nations came into being
Today is the one and only, official, World Pasta Day. And, no, that's not an internet invention. Today really IS World Pasta Day. And to commemorate it,
The now famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a shootout between lawmen and a group of outlaws called the Cowboys. It occurred this day in 1881 at Tombstone,
The New York City Subway opened this day in 1904 when at 2:35pm Mayor George McClellan took the controls on the inaugural journey. It is one of the world's
On this day in 1919 the US Congress voted the Eighteenth Amendment, AKA the Volstead Act, AKA the National Prohibition Act, into law, following a bill
This day in 1929 was known as Black Tuesday, the day when the US stock market lost over $14 billion in a single day, an event that most consider marks
In Detroit, and other parts of the US, tonight is Devil's Night, a variation on the old English Mischief Night, a night of devilry and pranks.
Ghosts and goblins, gargoyles and graves: it's that time of year again to cut up old sheets, paint on the fake blood, stock up on sweets and make a good
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