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October 6, 2018

Celebrating National German American Day

What do flight pioneers Amelia Earhart, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong have in common? How about Pittsburghers H.J. Heinz, Mary Roberts Rhinehart, and Edgar J. Kaufmann? They’re just a few of the many famous Americans with German ancestry. From Heinz ketchup to Iron City Beer, Pittsburgh just wouldn’t be the same without its German roots.

Today is a good day to celebrate that heritage. Oct. 6 is National German American Day.

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September 17, 2018

Becoming American: A Selznick is (Almost) Created in Pittsburgh

Today is National Citizenship Day. It’s a commemoration that started in 1940, when Congress authorized a day for the public recognition of everyone who had become a citizen of the United States. The original designation was “I am an American Day.”

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August 15, 2018

Relax, Pittsburgh – It’s National Relaxation Day

Ah summer, when everyone seeks to break their routine and relax. Today might be a better day than usual to do that, since it is officially “National Relaxation Day.” The day was coined by 9-year-old Sean Moeller, an Iowa fourth-grader who decided in August 1985 that “people think too much about working.”

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