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Happy Dyngus Day
There are places in this country that observe it, but nobody celebrates it like we do in Buffalo. It’s an old Polish tradition called Dyngus Day. It commemorates the baptism of Poland's first Christian prince. It always falls on the day after Easter with a big celebration of the end of lent with …
He Gave Up Baseball To Serve His Country
He’s considered one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. He made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians when he was just 17 years old and the following year when he graduated from high school – the ceremony was broadcast nationally on NBC Radio.
Celebrating Submarine Day
Today is Submarine Day. Is it a celebration of 12-inch sandwiches or underwater boats? Apparently it’s for the establishment of the U.S. Submarine Force in 1900. There was an experimental submarine that the Confederates built during the Civil War – the H. L. Hunley – it was only 40 feet long and the…
First Glass Milk Bottles
It was on this date in 1879 that milk was sold in glass bottles for the first time. Before that milk was poured into whatever jugs, pails or other containers that the customers had. The whole process wasn’t very sanitary so some dairies began offering milk in glass fruit jars.