Dale’s Daily Data

From weird and wacky to really informative, actually, Dale Mussen gives you a new piece of trivia every weekday morning. (Don't worry, we won't tell your friends where all that knowledge came from!)

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Groundhogs
Groundhog Day is this Sunday.  You already know the Groundhog Day story. It’s been going on every February 2 since 1887 in Punxsutawney, Penn., when Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction on whether we’re going to get an early spring.
But what do you know about gr…
The Beatles’ Strange Final Performance
A week from Sunday will mark the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania in this country. It’s when the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. It began the British invasion of rock acts, and some say the Beatles may have lifted the spirits of a country still mourning th…
The First Beer In A Can
Some people might consider it a national holiday. It was on this date in 1935 the first beer in a can was introduced in this country.
National Hugging Day
Sometimes, timing is everything. On a day that’s bitterly cold in the northeast, our calendar says it’s National Hugging Day.
Corvette Had A Shaky Start
On this day in 1953, a prototype Chevy Corvette debuted at a Motorama auto show in New York City. Then, in June of that year, the first production Corvette rolled out of a plant in Flint, Mich. That first Corvette had an all-fiberglass body, white on the outside, red on the inside, and had a price t…
Today Is National Nothing Day
Anybody who’s ever worked in radio, TV or a newspaper is familiar with Chase’s Calendar of Events. It’s an annual publication, almost like a text book that goes through the various observances, holidays and events that happen on each date around the world. Every day there’s something going on in the…

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