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Checkers Day Arrives
Today is Checkers Day and, naturally, it has nothing to do with the game of checkers. Checkers Day commemorates a speech Richard Nixon gave in 1952 that included mention of a family pet, a black-and-white cocker spaniel named Checkers.
We’re going to celebrate the game of checkers anyway, because that’s a lot more fun. Play a game of Connect 4 to collect 2,000 more.
There’s another 2,000 waiting in Chess, that other checkerboarded classic.