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September 23, 2013 is Checkers Day

Posted by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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September 23, 2013 is

Checkers Day

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!

by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I used to love playing checkers with my Grandpa.

Janet
by Ruby Member on Sep. 23, 2013 at 6:09 PM
I loved playing them when I was a kid.
delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Happy belated Checkers Day!!!...my mom was a great at this game.

AliKatAK47
by Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I had a dog named Checkers. She was a red and white Pomeranian. Very sweet.

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