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PARKS AND RECREATION
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40 dates spanning 209 years: 1817-2025
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    • 1817
      • May
        • May 10
          • Date of Pawnee's original Founders Day listed on the new Founders Day monument that Leslie's friends commission. (Season 6 episode Movin' Up)

    • 1953
      • March
        • March 5
          • Josef Stalin dies, and Leslie's mother born. At her annual Galantine's Day party, Leslie gives everyone a needlepoint pillow with their face on it and the headline from a newspaper on the day they were born. Leslie's mother's pillow features the New York World headline: JOSEF STALIN DIES. (Season 4 episode Operation Ann)

    • 1964
      • January
        • January 18
          • Excerpt from Jerry's mother's diary: "Jerrold starred in his school production of Peter Pan. He was a beautiful Tinker Bell." (Season 3 episode Time Capsule)

    • 1975
      • January
        • January 18
          • Leslie Knope born in Eagleton, Indiana. (Season 4 episode Born and Raised, Season 4 episode Meet 'n' Greet)

    • 1976
      • July
        • July 20
          • The Viking 1 lander touches down on the surface of Mars, and Ann Perkins born. At her annual Galantine's Day party, Leslie gives everyone a needlepoint pillow with their face on it and the headline from a newspaper on the day they were born. Ann's pillow features the New York World headline: VIKING ROBOT LANDS SAFELY ON MARS. (Season 4 episode Operation Ann)

    • 1977
      • September
        • September 27
          • Issue Date on Garry's City of Pawnee Parks & Recreation Employee ID. (Season 4 episode Smallest Park)

    • 1993
      • February
        • February 18
          • Date on newspaper article about Ben, when he ran for mayor as an 18 year old - and won. Story title: "Boy Mayor Can't Drink, But He Can Still Lead" (Season 2 episode The Master Plan)
      • May
        • May 10
          • Date on the People magazine featuring an article about Ben being impeached as mayor of Partridge, Minnesota when he was only 18 years old. Magazine cover story is,"Janet Reno: Her First Day in Office" (Season 2 episode The Master Plan)

    • 1996
      • February
        • February 14
          • Date of an entry in Ron's photo journal of his visits to Charles Mulligan's steakhouse: "The steak: rib-eye. The whiskey: Lagavulin 16. The lady next to me: A bitch. Specifically, my ex-wife Tammy." (Season 3 episode Indianapolis)

    • 2000
      • January
        • January 7
          • Date of an entry in Ron's photo journal of his visits to Charles Mulligan's steakhouse: "They call this one The Enforcer." (Season 3 episode Indianapolis)

    • 2004
      • April
        • April 10
          • Date of the Sweetums Company Picnic, as advertised in the Fall 2003 Sweet Tooth Newsletter. (Season 4 episode Campaign Ad)
      • June
        • June 12
          • Date of an entry in Ron's photo journal of his visits to Charles Mulligan's steakhouse: "Porterhouse, medium rare, béarnaise sauce." (Season 3 episode Indianapolis)

    • 2009
      • November
        • November 20
          • Leslie crashes Ron's annual hunting trip to Slippery Elm Park. (Season 2 episode Hunting Trip)

    • 2010
      • February
        • February 13
          • Leslie throws her annual Galentine's Day party on the day before Valentine's Day, February 13. Leslie: "Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair minus the angst. Plus frittatas." (Season 2 episode Galentine's Day, Season 4 episode Operation Ann)
      • March
        • March 31
          • Every time someone called and requested a meeting with Ron, April scheduled it for March 31st, because I didn't think March 31st existed, resulting in Ron having 94 meetings on March 31st. (Season 2 episode 94 Meetings)

    • 2011
      • May
        • May 10
          • Per Leslie's testimony, she and Ben drove to Indianapolis to bid for the state little league tournament. (Season 4 episode The Trial of Leslie Knope)
        • May 11
          • Per Leslie's testimony, after returning home to Pawnee from Indianapolis, she and Ben kissed each other on each other's mouths for the first time. "It was excellent.” (Season 4 episode The Trial of Leslie Knope)
        • May 12
          • Leslie sends Ann an email informing her that she hooked up with Ben the night before. She also learned how to use iMovie. (Season 4 episode The Trial of Leslie Knope)
      • October
        • October 31
          • Andy and April throw a Halloween party. (Season 4 episode Meet 'n' Greet)

    • 2012
      • February
        • February 29
          • Jerry's 64th birthday. Jerry's wife Gayle gives him a new shirt. They go and split a huge piece of cotton candy cheesecake from Cakey J's Cheesecake Facility, then they hold hands for a while, and then they listen to some Anita Baker. Then Gayle meets up with some friends and Jerry turns in early. (Season 4 episode Sweet Sixteen)
      • March
        • March 1
          • Leslie sends Jerry to do some fecal contamination testing at the reservoir so everybody else can prepare for his Sweet 16 surprise party they're throwing him for his 64th birthday at Donna's lakehouse. (Season 4 episode Sweet Sixteen)
      • May
        • May 6
          • Zoo Day: Anniversary that Leslie creates for her and Ann, commemorating the first time they went to the zoo together. (Season 5 episode Article Two)
        • May 15
          • Double Date Day: Anniversary that Leslie creates for her and Ann, commemorating the first time they went on a double date. (Season 5 episode Article Two)
        • May 19
          • When the world doesn't end, Reasonableist Herb decides that he calculated the end of the world date incorrectly, and that the the new end of the world date is May 19th. But when Leslie informs him that the park is booked that day, Herb claims he misspoke, that the actual new date for the end of the world is May 20th. (Season 4 End of the World)
        • May 20
          • When the world doesn't end, Reasonableist Herb decides that he calculated the end of the world date incorrectly, and that the the new end of the world date is May 19th. But when Leslie informs him that the park is booked that day, Herb claims he misspoke, that the actual new date for the end of the world is May 20th. (Season 4 End of the World)
      • June
        • June 3
          • Daniel Day-Lewis Day: Holiday that Leslie creates for her and Ann. (Season 5 episode Article Two)
      • November
        • November 2
          • Indy Day: Holiday that Leslie creates for her and Ann. (Season 5 episode Article Two)
        • November 5
          • Talk Like A Pirate Day: Holiday that Leslie creates for her and Ann. (Season 5 episode Article Two)
        • November 6
          • Plaid Day: Holiday that Leslie creates for her and Ann. (Season 5 episode Article Two)
        • November 16
          • Talk Like A Pittsburgh Pirate Day: Holiday that Leslie creates for her and Ann. (Season 5 episode Article Two)

    • 2013
      • April
        • April 4
          • Date on the check Dennis Feinstein writes. (Season 5 episode Animal Control)
      • May
        • May 16
          • Leslie and Ben decide to get married at the Pawnee Commons benefit, even though they already reserved a space for May 16th. Ben tells her, "Leslie, we can get married May 16th, or June 1st, or July 57th. But doesn't it feel right today?" (Season 5 episode Leslie and Ben)
      • June
        • June 1
          • Leslie and Ben decide to get married at the Pawnee Commons benefit, even though they already reserved a space for May 16th. Ben tells her, "Leslie, we can get married May 16th, or June 1st, or July 57th. But doesn't it feel right today?" (Season 5 episode Leslie and Ben)
      • July
        • July 31
          • Leslie and Ben decide to get married at the Pawnee Commons benefit, even though they already reserved a space for May 16th. Ben tells her, "Leslie, we can get married May 16th, or June 1st, or July 57th. But doesn't it feel right today?" (Season 5 episode Leslie and Ben)
      • October
        • October 31
          • Ron ruins the girls' Halloween when he breaks the tiara they fight over. (Season 5 episode Halloween Surprise)
      • November
        • November 8
          • Ron takes girls trick or treating to make up for ruining their Halloween. (Season 5 episode Halloween Surprise)

    • 2014
      • April
        • April 24
          • Leslie's friends commission a new Founders Day monument. The date for a New Founders Day based on the Pawnee-Eagleton merger is April 24, 2014. (Season 6 episode Movin' Up)

    • 2015
      • December
        • December 18
          • Revision date on the 27th version of the Pawnee-Gryzzl free wireless internet agreement, as well as the opening day of Star Wars Episode VII. (Season 7 episode Gryzzlbox)
        • December 23
          • The annual anti-Christmas holiday Festivus from Seinfeld is mentioned on Leslie's whiteboard: "December 2015 I planned a Festival/Breakfast with out kids - Never responded". (Season 7 episode Leslie and Ron)

    • 2025
      • July
        • July 7
          • In a flash forward, Ben and Leslie visit the parks department, where Ben surprises her with all their old friends. (Season 7 episode One Last Ride)

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