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

“See a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck”.  NATIONAL LUCKY PENNY DAY hopes to bring you good luck as we celebrate the smallest currency amount that still spends.  By itself it doesn’t buy much, collect a bunch of them and you will have some spending power.  The first penny came along around 790 A.D. over in England while the U.S. struck its first one in 1787.  Ben Franklin designed that one which read “Mind Your Business” on one side and “We are One” on the other.  May this day bring you plenty of good luck.

Let’s stretch out our day with NATIONAL TAFFY DAY.  This candy is made from boiled sugar, butter, and flavoring.  Salt water taffy is probably the most well known and it does come in more flavors than you can imagine.  At one time you could use that lucky penny you found to buy a piece from the drug store.  I’d say it’s a good day to enjoy some – just be careful of the teeth.

On this day…

1895 – The ump called the championship game between the Louisville Colonels and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms after three innings because they ran out of balls.  The Bridegrooms won 9-0


1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated by President William Taft – there were probably no ghosts in there yet


1934 – Bonnie and Clyde meet their fateful end in Bienville Parish, Louisiana


1962 – The first successful operation of reattaching a limb is performed at Massachusetts General Hospital


1980 – “The Shining” hits the theaters – if you think the movie is scary (and it is) – read the book

2000 – Eminem releases an album that has us asking – Who is Marshall Mathers?

Happy Birthday to…

Margaret Fuller – 1810 – The first female journalist to report in combat conditions

James Buchanan Eads – 1820 – Designed the first bridge to cross the Mississippi south of the Missouri River.  It is a landmark in St. Louis and is still used today for vehicular and foot traffic


Jeralean Talley – 1899 – 2015 – Lived a long life that lasted from the presidencies of William McKinley to Barack Obama

Rosemary Clooney – 1928 – Actress, musician and singer – she was quite the entertainer

Dame Joan Collins – 1933 – Oh, Alexis Carrington, what have you done now?  Talented actress with many roles – but none more devious than Alexis on “Dynasty”

Marvin Hagler – 1954 – “Marvelous” Marvin was a Middleweight Champ with a record of 64-3, 52 of those wins were KOs

Enjoy the day and make it your own

 Dearest Heavenly Father, we do ask for end to the war in Ukraine and for peace to be restored there.  We also ask for those who suffer from COVID to be healed and for this virus to be under control once and for all.  We do thank you for the advancements that have been made toward that and we also thank you for your many blessings.  Please heal our dear friend who has cancer.  In the wonderful name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

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


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