I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Events and Celebrations
Today we give all of you rock hounds out there, your due. GEOLOGISTS DAY recognizes the efforts, research and information that gets dug up by these folks who have an inclination to find out what our Earth is made of. Without their work, there is a whole lot we wouldn’t know about our past. We thank you for your passion and work.
Imagine, if you will, the intro to the Twilight Zone without the iconic music. What if James Bond didn’t have his heart pounding theme or would Freddy and Jason be so scary without their background sounds? NATIONAL FILM SCORE DAY gives a standing ovation to the artists and orchestras who give each movie their signature score. The tell-tale bass notes that let you know the giant shark is near, the signature sounds of the spaceship from Close Encounters and the rhythmic melody of the runners during Chariots of Fire all make the movies and we give a tip of the hat to the people who make it happen.
You can either turn to your closet or your history books for this next one. NATIONAL TWEED DAY calls for us to put on our best tweed or research the life of William “Boss” Tweed. Born on this day in 1823, William was the very definition of political corruption, taking money under the table, overcharging the government and awarding contracts to his companies. He was imprisoned twice, escaped once, caught again and died in jail. If you go with the fashion statement, I am sure you will look dapper.
If you are feeling a little down, why not celebrate NATIONAL FIND A RAINBOW DAY. Unless it just rained, chances are you won’t find one, but if you do, it always seems to make you feel better.
Our decadent dessert of the day is both delicious and delectable. NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DAY is served up light and fluffy with that richness of chocolate. This dish can be traced back to the 1800’s and comes to us from France. Those French do know how to cook. Have a slice of this dessert today.
On this day…
1860 – The Pony express sends out its first riders
1865 – Union forces capture Richmond – the Confederate Capitol
1882 – Bob Ford shoots and kills Jesse James – in the back
1968 – Martin Luther King delivers his famous Mountaintop Speech
1995 – Justice Sandra Day O’Connor becomes Chief Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
1996 – Theodore John Kaczynski – the Unabomber – is captured
2010 – Apple gives us the iPad
Happy birthday to…
Washington Irving – 1783 – told us about “Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”
Marlon Brando – 1924 – Iconic actor who played everyone from Stanley to Colonel Walter E. Kurtz to Don Vito Corleone
Virgil “Gus” Grissom – 1926 – Part of the “Mercury 7” and the second American to fly into space
Jane Goodall – 1934 – Loved her chimpanzees
Eddie Murphy – 1961 – Funny man who started off on SNL, Came to America and made it to Beverly Hills
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for your love and blessings. Please keep these wonderful people safe from harm and let them know you are with them. Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia
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