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Presidential Joke Day

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Presidential Joke Day

When : August 11th

Presidential Joke Day - presidents have a sense of humor, too. Many people believe this is a day to make jokes about the president. On the contrary, this day is for presidents to make a joke. On this day in 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a doozie.

On August 11, 1984, just before his regular Saturday radio address, President Ronald Reagan was doing a voice test with the microphone. He thought the microphone and the feed was not live. He joked into the microphone: "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes." To his surprise, he was speaking to a live feed!

This incident led to the creation of "Presidential Joke Day". However, we do not think American presidents will make it a habit to perform jokes on, or to, the American public on this day, or any other.

The Origin of Presidential Joke Day:
Presidential Joke day began on August 11, 1984.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PMAY0313 10/24/2012 8:45AM

    Who knew?

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GREENGENES 8/11/2012 8:00PM

    How are we supposed to tell the difference?

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THINAGIN2 8/11/2012 3:40PM

    Amusing quip about Regan! Thanks for keeping us informed!

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SHOAPIE 8/11/2012 12:53PM


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PYNETREE 8/11/2012 10:11AM

    Interesting, thanks for sharing.

I think some Presidents took this more to heart than others. emoticon

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EMGERBER 8/11/2012 7:53AM

    Interesting! Life would be better if we spent more time laughing.

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TELFERS01 8/11/2012 7:50AM

  You go!

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