April 9, 2021 – National Unicorn Day | National Winston Churchill Day

They Say That Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder. You Won’t Believe How This Historian Viewed The Unicorn!

Welcome to April 9, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate larger than life figures who are seen through different lenses.  More after the break.

The unicorn appears in many historical texts and is generally described as a single horned goat or horse with the magical qualities of purity and strength.   Unless you ask Marco Polo.  He describes a brutish beast, who prefers to wallow in the mud, with hair like a buffalo and feet like an elephant. With a large black horn in the center of its boarlike head, this creature was hardly the stuff of legend to be tamed by a maiden of purity. We have since determined that Marco Polo was describing a rhinoceros.  Thankfully his account did not detract from the mythical creature who today inspires frappuccinos, slippers and bathrobes.  On National Unicorn Day, celebrate your own kind of magic that still reflects the beauty in the eye of the beholder. 

Winston Churchill will forever be remembered as a strong leader; a man who led England through the dark times of World War II. But his sharp tongue and wit are almost as impressive as his leadership skills. Although Churchill stuttered as a child, he was incredibly eloquent as an adult and gave us some of the most memorable quotations ever. For example: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” But it wasn’t just war and bravery that he spoke about. In reference to his marriage, he said: “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.” On National Winston Churchill Day, we celebrate a man who shaped the world with a well turned phrase. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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