Checkers Day is held on September 23. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Historians believe that Checkers dates back to 3000 BC. The name “draughts” comes from the verb meaning draw or move. Checkers is played on the very same board as Chess.
Checkers Day is commemorates the famous ‘checkers‘ speech made by Richard M. Nixon in 1952 after he received an adorable Cocker Spaniel as he sought election in 1952.
A single checker advanced can easily be jumped and captured while a checker backed up by two more checkers is immune from capture. If you press forward with a few checkers then your advancing force will be much more powerful.
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European School Sports Day on September 29 (the last Friday of Septembe);
National Coaches Day in US on October 6 (PROCLAMATION 4157 -SEPT. 19, 1972. RICHARD NIXON. Coaches are highly qualified teachers — in highly specialized fields);
Sports Medicine Day in Spain on October 7 (Día de Médico y Deporte);
National Coaches Appreciation Week in USA on October 8 (is a time to recognize the contributions of coaches across the U.S. Week begins on the second Sunday of October);