April 13, 2020 – National Scrabble Day | National Thomas Jefferson Day

Transcript for April 13th

Welcome to April 13th, 2020, on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate big shots great and small. More after the break from Anna Devere.

Cousin Mike thinks he’s such a big shot because he just played the word ZOOS and beat you in Scrabble. Share this bit of trivia to bring him back to earth. The highest-scoring word ever recorded in a Scrabble tournament earned a whopping 392 points! The word was C-A-Z-I-Q-U-E-S, which is the name for a type of oriole. ZOOS doesn’t seem so special now, does it, Mike? On National Scrabble Day, challenge someone to play a version of the classic game or play online. If Cousin Mike isn’t still in shock, maybe you can ask him. 

Few people have made as big an impact on United States history as Thomas Jefferson. The sheer volume of the 3rd President’s accomplishments boggles the mind: He wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded West Point Academy, and doubled the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase. Not content to fade into obscurity after retiring, he established The University of Virginia and restocked the Library of Congress with nearly 6,500 of his own books after the original collection had been destroyed in the War of 1812.  On National Thomas Jefferson Day, celebrate the accomplishments of a truly renaissance man with a legacy that lasts to this day.

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