September 4, 2020 – National Wildlife Day | National Newspaper Carrier Day
Did You Ever Have a Paper Route? If So You Are in Good Company!
Welcome to September 4th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the call of the wild and the brave heart of one boy who changed an industry.
Did you know that tiger stripes are as unique as human fingerprints? Or that otters sleep holding hands so that they don’t drift apart? The natural world is a curious place, full of fascinating animals that most of us will never see in person. But thanks to filmmakers such as Sir David Attenborough, we can watch the beauty of nature from a front row seat. These amazing documentaries capture our imagination and plant wonder and compassion for the natural world in our hearts. On National Wildlife Day take a virtual safari and satisfy your curiosity for the call of the wild.
When a young boy answered an ad in the New York Sun, looking for “steady men” to sell newspapers, little did he know he would change history. On this day in 1833, 10 year old Barney Flaherty answered the call as a “steady man.” His attitude was so sincere that Benjamin Day, the newspaper’s publisher, hired him on the spot. And the infamous shout of: “Get your papers here!” was heard on street corners around the city. In 1960, The Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame was created. It honors some of the more illustrious newspaper carriers including Martin Luther King Jr., Warren Buffet, and John Wayne. On National Newspaper Carrier Day give an extra shout out to the folks who carry on this tradition and if your paper always lands on the porch you might even give them a tip.
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