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October 27, 2014

Today we celebrate:

Navy Day - We just celebrated the Navy’s Birthday, but this day was created in 1922 by the Navy League of the United States.  This day was chosen to honor President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday.  President Roosevelt used to be the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and was a strong Navy supporter.  It was also this day in 1775 when a special committee of the Continental Congress issued a report suggesting that America should purchase merchant ships in order to create an American Navy.

American Beer Day – On this day, grab an American beer for yourself and a few dozen of your favorite people and celebrate American made beer. No imported beers will work to celebrate today.

National Potato Day – Back on August 19th, we had Potato Day. This one is just like that one except it is National Potato Day so the whole nation will be celebrating by eating some form of potato today.  It doesn’t matter if that potato is baked, fried, mashed, boiled, broiled, grilled, peeled, painted, sliced, diced, grated, or anything else you can do to a potato.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – Our entire world today is dependent on audiovisual recordings. This day commemorates the 1980 adoption by the United Nations General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. That big fancy name just means that they want us to know how important it is to keep the world's audiovisual documentation safe. Particularly the early generations of audiovisual medium because they are subject to the degradation and deterioration that comes with age and they are the oldest.

To celebrate today, watch some old home movies that take place on ships while you eat potato chips and drink some American beer.

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