National Clerihew Day

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National Clerihew Day in USA in 2022
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About National Clerihew Day

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Dates of National Clerihew Day
2023 USA Monday, July 10thNational Clerihew Day
2022 USA Sunday, July 10thNational Clerihew Day
2021 USA Saturday, July 10thNational Clerihew Day
2020 USA Friday, July 10thNational Clerihew Day
2019 USA Wednesday, July 10thNational Clerihew Day
Summary
This day celebrates the inventor of these whimsical four-line poems, who annoyingly wasn't from Limerick.

A clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The first line is the name of the poem's subject, usually a famous person put in an absurd light, or revealing something unknown or spurious about them. The rhyme scheme is AABB, and the rhymes are often forced. Wikipedia

Edmund Clerihew Bentley was born on July 10th 1875.

Bentley's first clerihew, published in 1905, was written about Sir Humphry Davy:

Sir Humphry Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the podium
Of having discovered sodium.

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