Celebrate Checkers Day! Surprisingly, Checkers Day (also known as Dogs in Politics Day) is not named for the classic game.
On September 23, 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon gave
a speech to address growing public concern about his use of campaign
funds. He assured the public that he had not misused the funds, but that
he intended to keep one gift—a little dog that the Nixon children named
Checkers. The “Checkers speech” was a political triumph and the public
responded with overwhelming support.
In honor of this day, challenge a friend to a game of checkers!
I used to love playing checkers with my Grandpa.
Happy belated Checkers Day!!!...my mom was a great at this game.
I had a dog named Checkers. She was a red and white Pomeranian. Very sweet.
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