Star Wars Day 2022

Star Wars has a long and storied history in publication, dating as far back as the release of the first movie. There have of course been novelizations about the original movies themselves. Virtually all of them are based on the scripts from the movies, and frequently contain scenes that did not wind up in the…
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Batman Day (in May)

Happy Batman Day Happy Batman Day! On May 1st, Batman reportedly made his debut in Detective Comics #27. Batman Day has also been celebrated on other dates, including more recently on the third Saturday in September. Batman is one of the oldest superheroes and has been in print virtually nonstop since his release, on his…
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French Language Day

Journee de la langue Francaise March 20th is UN French Language Day, the international recognition and celebration of the French language. The French language is one of the most spoken languages in the world, spoken by nearly 80 million people in France, and nearly 300 million worldwide. French is an official language in 29 countries…
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Happy MARIO Day

Wahoo, it's Mario Day! Today marks 41 years since the premier of the world famous plumber as Jumpman in Donkey Kong. All this time later, and Mario is still the face of the video game industry. Donkey Kong was not the first video game made by Nintendo, but it still became a phenomenal hit for…
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Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents' Day February 21st celebrates this year's observance of Presidents' Day. Presidents' Day, sometimes called President's Day, began as an annual observation of George Washington's birthday. Washington's birthday has been observed for decades, and still is in many places. George Washington was born on February 11, 1731, according to the Julian Calendar. While the…
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Happy Birthday Jules Verne

February 8th celebrates the anniversary of Jules Verne's birth. Happy birthday Mr. Verne! He'd be 194 today! Jules Verne is one of the world's most famous authors. Depending on the year, he averages as the second most translated author in the world, sharing space with Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Mighty impressive! Verne is best…
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