National Retro Day: February 27th

National Retro Day: February 27th

Okay, so here I was just minding my own business when BOOM. I stumbled across an interesting post. Listed in my calendar of all the important days and holidays I see NATIONAL RETRO DAY. I had no clue that this was a thing. Like a REAL holiday that people will celebrate.

So, I did a little research and IT IS! Thankful for some inspiration here I am just learning and working. This post is my toast. Happy National Retro Day!

Now with the introduction out of the way where do we begin? Well, let’s start with computers.

Charles Babbage, an English mechanical engineer, and polymath originated the concept of a programmable computer. Considered the “father of the computer”, he conceptualized and invented the first mechanical computer in the early 19th century. 

Let’s quickly dive into the evolution of the computer age as we once knew it.


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A human computer, with microscope and calculator, 1952

Social Media Platforms:

Now that we have computers what should we do with them? Get SOCIAL DUH. Okay Okay, I’m pretty sure when computers were invented they were meant for some in-depth reason. Probably to calculate all those pennies that were worth billions of dollars back then.

Hey, while we’re here on this topic do you all remember when that social media post went viral claiming Samsung paid Apple a $1 billion dollar fine but in small change? (Insert Laugh Here).

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Allegedly it stated “Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion Fine by sending 42 trucks full of Pennies,” reads a graphic shared on an Instagram post. If you missed it read more HERE. Off to the social media world my friends.

The Invention of the Telephone:

With so much to talk about and so little time, how do we accomplish this task? We jump right on the phone and send a text! We probably should get on the telephone and talk to each other more often but in this day and age, we don’t.

We utilize computers, social media platforms, and cell phones. So here were are on to our next retro selection. But, before we move on to the slide show let’s take a brief moment to appreciate the history of the inventor we all love so much Alexander Graham Bell.

Decades Of Fashion: Hair, Clothes, and Shoes:

The term retro has been in use since 1972. The term is used to describe styles that have been created in the past. Retro style refers to new things that display characteristics of the past. Pastel and neon colors are stereotypically associated with the 1980s and early 1990s fashion. Also at this time, late 1980s-style high-waisted mom jeans. Pencil skirts, bell bottoms, and platform shoes were also widely popular back in the day. Recently many of those trends have made a comeback in this decade and I appreciate all of it. Here is a look at some of the fashion over the last few decades.

Retro Cars:

Okay as a kid I had never been into the whole retro car thing. In fact, I didn’t even know what a retro car was but I loved the movie, Herbie. If you haven’t seen it here is a clip of the movie starring Lindsay Lohan.


A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In other words, it has no audible dialogue. “Silent film” is typically used as a historical term to describe an era of cinema. This is prior to the invention of synchronized sound. It also naturally applies to sound-era films such as City Lights, Silent Movie, and The Artist which are accompanied by a music-only soundtrack in place of dialogue.

Some of my favorite Classic movies are Grease, Annie, and the original Cinderella.

Last but not least, let’s review music throughout the decades. Motown Records is an American record label owned by the Universal Music Group. It was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959.

It was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. The name which was a combination of motor and town has become a nickname for Detroit where the label was originally headquartered. Many great artists emerged from the record label and much of the music is still listened to in this era.

The label includes artists such as The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and The Temptations.

Well as much fun as this post was, it has to come to an end as did many of the things included in this post. I hope you all had a great time reminiscing about the past and I look forward to creating more memories for next year!

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