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Facts About Veterans Day

A little history and some background on this hallowed day are here; many additional facts and figures can be gleaned from this Census Bureau site.

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The Woman Who Owns Halloween

That would be Lesley Bannatyne from Harvard who has published extensively on Halloween. You can sample many of her writings here.

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Labor Day – Resources and Links

As we celebrate this important holiday, here is a factsheet with numerous links to resources tracing the history and associated legislation with Labor Day. You can also visit Today in History: First Labor Day.

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2019 New Jersey Memorial Day Events

Parades, celebrations, and other events will be held throughout the state; this leisure guide provides additional activities. Here you will find a fuller listing for Hudson County.

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Christmas with the Founding Fathers

The Founders Online site currently contains over 181,000 transcribed documents written to and by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. A simple search allows you to locate those works that mention Christmas; another search filter allows you to limit your searches to those missives dated December 25 of a particular year. Such an example is this letter written by George Washington to Robert Morris on December 25, 1776, the night he successfully attacked the Hessian garrison at Trenton.

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2018 Winter Solstice

Facts, figures, and folklore are here.

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Facts and Figures on Irish Americans

This annual feature from the Census Bureau incorporates various data sets that pertain to the Irish in America (and some St Patrick’s Dayinformation as well).

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