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Presidential Joke Day

Presidential Seal, Presidential Jokes Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on August 11

Presidential Joke Day - presidents have a sense of humor, too.  Many people believe this is a day to make jokes about the president. On the contrary, this day is for presidents to make a joke. On this day in 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a doozie.

On August 11, 1984, just before his regular Saturday radio address, President Ronald Reagan was doing a voice test with the microphone. He thought the microphone and the feed was not live. He joked into the microphone: "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes." To his surprise, he was speaking to a live feed!

This incident led to the creation of "Presidential Joke Day". However, we do not think American presidents will make it a habit to perform jokes on, or to, the American public on this day, or any other.


Today's Quote: " Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt." - - President Herbert Hoover


The History and Origin of Presidential Joke Day:

Presidential Joke day began on August 11, 1984.



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