National Day Calendar
January 4, 2022 - National Missouri Day | National Trivia Day
Welcome to January 4th, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the “Show Me” State and random facts that could pay off bigtime!
The Mississippi River divides the United States roughly into half and crossing over it serves as the gateway to the western part of the country. To mark the crossing point, the city of St. Louis, Missouri, held a contest to find the best design for a landmark. Nearly 200 architects from around the world submitted entries, and the city chose the submission from Eero Saarinen. Eero was the son of a famous architect who had designed buildings across Finland and the United States. And this is likely how the selection committee accidentally addressed the winning telegram to Eero’s father Eliel. This caused some minor embarrassment during the celebration when the gaff was discovered but the Gateway Arch remains a proud landmark. On National Missouri Day, we celebrate the Show Me State and all its impressive sights.
Marlo: Hey Anna, what 1987 song holds the record for most MTV Video Music Awards with 9?
Anna: Hmmm, I have to think about that.
Marlo: If you’ve ever attended quiz night at a local pub, you know how exciting trivia can be. The answers to questions like these might even hold the key to cash and prizes. In the early days of television, trivia was all the rage. Quiz shows were so popular that when news broke about cheating on the shows, it became national news and Congress held hearings to get to the bottom of things. And if you’re still chewing on that first question, the answer is….
Anna: Wait, wait, don’t tell me…It’s Sledgehammer!
Marlo: That’s right! On National Trivia Day, celebrate your inner know-it-all by sharing this, or any other random facts.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day!
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