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Posted by on Sep. 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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National Dogs in Politics Day - In 1952, Richard M. Nixon was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States, running with Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Media speculation centered around an $18,000 campaign contribution, and speculation that Nixon may have used some for his personal use.  In a brilliant political maneuver, Nixon took his case to the American people.

On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon gave a speech that directly addressed and explained the issue. He assured the public that he did not use any of the funds for personal use. Towards the end of the speech, he stated that his daughters had received a dog, which they named "Checkers", as a gift. He said they would keep the dog.

This speech quickly became known as the "Checkers" speech, and went on to be one of the better speeches in American political history. 

With "Checkers" the dog included in the speech, this day was sometimes referred to as Dogs in Politics Day.

Restless Legs Awareness Day - The WED Foundation joined with a group of WED/RLS community scientists and patient groups to create an international awareness coalition. September 23, Dr. Karl Axel Ekbom’s birthday, is marked as WED/RLS Awareness Day around the globe. Visit the coalition website (www.whatisrls.org) to learn more about activities planned for 2014.

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BL2010
by BL on Sep. 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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Who knew!

Lori942
by UMM....... Lori :) on Sep. 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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 I swear I learn something new everyday! LOL

BL2010
by BL on Sep. 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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hahahahaha... that's what we're all about here!

Quoting Lori942:

 I swear I learn something new everyday! LOL


DanaG70
by Tinker Bell on Sep. 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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Cool!

wenuck
by Wendy - Moonshine on Sep. 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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Okay!! Lol

Thanks ;)

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by Janine on Sep. 23, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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Yay Checkers Lol
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