Saturday October 8, 2011 is National Chess Day.
This annual tradition was started by President Gerald Ford who threw out the first pawn by proclaiming Oct 9, 1976 to be National Chess Day: “To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages.”
It’s being celebrated on Oct 8 this year because Oct 9 falls on a Sunday, although some still recognize it as Oct 9. Maybe we should call it National Chess Weekend.
If you need a new chess set, ChessHouse offers many good sets for sale over the web.
Here’s the home page for the U.S. Chess Federation.
Soli Deo Gloria.
©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
Thursday October 6, 2011 A.D.
Read my October 2011 newspaper column:
Beavers and Atheists.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)