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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

 

National Chess Day - October 9th

Michael Atkins from the USCF website writes:

National Chess Day has been around as a concept since 1976. President Ford issued a letter in support of National Chess Day but it slowly faded away over the years. It became a half-remembered celebration because it wasn't official. It became "more official" on September 29, 2010 when the US Senate, in S Res #672, proclaimed Oct 9, 2010 as National Chess Day...

Check out the rest of the article to see how chess made its way to Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. And as the weekend nears, think about introducing chess to someone new!


Additional Info:
S.Res 672 - A resolution designating October 9, 2010, as "National Chess Day" to enhance awareness and encourage students and adults to engage in a game known to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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