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Dictionary Day

Dictionary Day 

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always celebrated on October 16

Dictionary Day is in honor of Noah Webster, considered the Father of the American Dictionary. Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758.

The objective of this day is to emphasize the importance of dictionary skills, and seeks to improve vocabulary.

Webster began to write his dictionary at the age of 43. It took him 27 years to finish it! In addition to traditional English vocabulary, it contained uniquely American words.

Celebrate Dictionary Day by reading the "Good Book"......the Dictionary! We challenge you to learn some new words today.


Today's Quote: " The Constitution was made to guard the people against good intentions." - - George Lucas


History and Origin of Dictionary Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We know the "What", the "Where" and the "Why". But, we do not know the "Who" or the "When" about this day.

There is some reference to this as a "National" day. We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.


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Recipe of the Day: Eyeball Fruit Salad

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