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This Day in Pop Culture for March 23

2006: National Puppy Day

The very first National Puppy Day was celebrated on this day in 2006. It was created by animal behaviorist Coleen Paige. In addition to awareness of just of lovable puppies and worthy of adopting, the day also serves as an awareness of puppy farms and mills.

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1857: Going Up?

In 1852, inventor Elisha Otis created the first safety elevator in that the car would come to a halt if its hoisting rope should break. The next year he founded the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers, New York. He demonstrated his new project at the New York World’s Fair in 1854. He installed his first elevator within the E.V. Haughwout Building on this day in 1857. Sadly, Otis died four years later.


  • 1904: Joan Crawford (actress)
  • 1954: Kenneth Cole (fashion designer)
  • 1958: Hugh Grant (actor)
  • 1964: Hope Davis (actress)
  • 1976: Keri Russell (actress)
  • 1981: Brett Young (singer)
  • 1986: Brett Eldredge (singer)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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