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August 28, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Cherry Turnovers Day – Cherry is not my favorite flavor of turnover. I prefer apple, but whoever decides these things didn't ask me before they chose this day.

Dream Day Quest and Jubilee – This is the anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech. The third of three Emancipation Days of Respect which honor the memory of Martin Luther King by promoting respect, unity and remembrance.

Radio Commercials Day –
On this day in 1922, WEAF of New York sold the first radio commercial spot. This revolutionized the broadcasting world because prior to this, radio stations all over were trying to figure out how to make radio a sustainable enterprise. There were other radio stations that made financial deals with businesses that involved sponsoring a weekly program in exchange for being mentioned now and then, but they weren't official commercials.

To celebrate today, listen to the radio and pay attention to the commercials instead of just tuning them out like I usually do, while you eat cherry turnovers and draft your own “I Have A Dream” speech.

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