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

NATIONAL TELEPHONE DAY rings in loud and clear.  Today we celebrate the invention that we can’t live without.  We have been talking on the phone since 1876.  It took a little over 100 years for this device to go mobile and then a little over 10 years for it to get smart.  Today there are over 9 billion mobile phones in use as well as 9 million land lines.  Communication is a good thing and we thank Alexander Graham Bell, Elisha Gray and Antonio Meucci for their innovative genius.  All three put in for patent for the telephone around the same time, AGB was just the first one to receive it.

A couple of folks get our deep appreciation today and first up is the guy who cleans out our pipes.  NATIONAL HUG A PLUMBER DAY gives these trained professionals their due.  They keep the water running, the pipes clear and are there when we need them.  Thank you for that.

NATIONAL HAIRSTYLISTS DAY is full of color and trim.  These gals and guys keep us looking good and feeling good about ourselves.  I have to give them credit for sticking through the pandemic and taking care of us, especially when it wasn’t easy.  Going to school, getting licensed and keeping up with the latest trends are all part of the job.  Our hat is tipped to all of you.

Let’s go to the kitchen and celebrate NATIONAL ZUCCHINI BREAD DAY.  A little flour, sugar, butter, some eggs, spices and of course, zucchini, all mixed together and baked will yield a tasty dish that just begs to have some butter slathered on it.    

On this day

1859 – Construction begins on the Suez Canal

1945 – American forces from the East meet Russian forces from the West at the Elbe River fortifying their fronts and signaling an end to WWII

1953 – James Dewey Watson and Francis Crick submit a paper outlining the structure of DNA

1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope is launched

2014 – Flint Michigan’s water source is switched from Detroit Water and Sewer to the Flint River causing severe health problems for the residents

Happy Birthday…

John Frank Stevens – 1853 – Had a hand in building the Great Northern Railroad and the Panama Canal

Guglielmo Marconi – 1892 – Gave us the radio

Edward R. Murrow – 1908 – He was such a good tv and radio news broadcaster, he had the award named after him

Ella Fitzgerald – 1917 – The “Queen of Jazz” won 13 Grammys

Meadowlark Lemon – 1932 – Led the Harlem Globetrotters with his half court hook shot

Al Pacino – 1940 – “Huah”, this man gives us an entertaining performance every time

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dearest Father, thank you for who you are and for your faithfulness.  We ask for the war in Ukraine to end and for those people to know peace once more.  We also thank you for the advances in dealing with COVID and also ask for healing for those who are suffering from it.  I would also bring our good friend in front of you so that she may be healed from her cancer.  I ask all of this in your wonderful name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia


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