National Day Calendar
October 8, 2021 – American Touch Tag Day | National Fluffernutter Day
One Team Carried On This Game For More Than 30 Years.
Welcome to October 8, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a long standing game and a fluffy bite of history.
In 1990, a group of friends, who called themselves the Tag Brothers started a game of tag. And it’s still going 30 years later. They’ve kept it up with a lot of work, creativity, and a little bit of craziness. In high school, they’d run up and tag someone. But as adults, they’ve upped the ante. One guy broke into a friend’s house to tag him. Another time, one of the Tag Brothers flew cross-country and hid in the trunk of his friend’s car for hours—before popping out and tagging him. And the craziest “tag” was at a funeral for someone’s father. On American Touch Tag Day celebrate the simple game that can really go the distance.
The story of the Fluffernutter sandwich began with the great, great, great grandchildren of Paul Revere: Armory and Emma Curtis. In the early 1900s, Armory cooked up a sticky spread that he called Snowflake Marshmallow Creme. Other companies made similar products, but Emma added a flash of marketing genius. She created a recipe for a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich that was published in the newspaper. During World War I, while meat was being rationed, the sandwich was used as a source of protein. That’s when it became known as the Liberty Sandwich. On National Fluffernutter Day, celebrate with a bite of history that is more than just a little fluff.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.