“BETTER LATE THAN NEVER” [Thought Chuck]

Bastille Day was not recognized as a national holiday in France until 1880, 91 years after the storming of the Bastille.

“DAY OF REST” (PATRIOTS EDITION) [Thought Chuck]

Due to July 4th falling on a Sunday, the Independence Day holiday of 1779 was celebrated on Monday, July 5th instead.

HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR [Thought Chuck]

95% of the horses that raced in the 2012 Kentucky Derby had the thoroughbred Mr. Prospector in their pedigree (and of those who did 55% had him in their pedigree more than once.)

“THERE GOES THE JUDGE…” [Thought Chuck]

Jimmy Carter is the only U.S. president to have completed at least one full term in office without making a nomination to the Supreme Court during his presidency.

“WITH A BANJO ON MY KNEE” [Thought Chuck]

Alabama uniquely observes Presidents Day as “Washington and Jefferson Day” even though Thomas Jefferson’s birthday is on April 13th.