HERE'S A FUN FACT...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Today is the 143rd day of the year, so the state of Pennsylvania is declaring it "143 Day" in honor of Mister Rogers. The Philadelphia Voice explains:
Rogers liked the number 143 because he saw it as shorthand for the phrase "I love you" – the word "I" contains one letter, "love" contains four, and "you" contains three. The significance of 143 Day falling on May 23 is that it's the 143rd day of the year.
The intention of honoring Rogers with his own day is to make Pennsylvanians look out for one another — or as Mr. Rogers may have put it — be good neighbors.