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

 The safety tip of the day comes to us from NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY.  Hearing loss can come naturally or it can be helped along through exposure to loud noise, illness, trauma or a host of other reasons.  Protect your ears when the circumstance calls for it.  You will be glad you did.

Nope, don’t like ‘em, don’t trust em.  NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DAY may be the future but we ain’t there yet.  I look forward to a day when you can step into your car, buckle up and have it take you where you want to go – either on the ground or in the air – and many projects are underway to facilitate this – but, as of now, humans can still drive better than the vehicles themselves and there is no way I am getting in a car without any driver.

 NECROTIZING FASCIITIS AWARENESS DAY brings education about this disease that attacks soft skin tissue as well as resources and support for those who are suffering with it.  Any cut or puncture can become infected and if you notice any redness, swelling or oozing, go see your doctor.  Visit necfasc.org to find out more.

Everyone has one and everyone needs one so NATIONAL SMILE DAY is a win-win for everybody.  Get that grin on and make your world a better place.

Today can be kinda wordy if we celebrate NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY.  The conversations will be proper and a little lengthier.

Our dessert of the day goes a little nutty – a little coconutty with NATIONAL MACAROON DAY.  Coconut, flour, sugar, milk and flavorings get mixed together, spooned out and baked.  After that, take them tasty treats and dip them in chocolate or eat them as they are.

On this day…

1859 – Big Ben chimes for the first time

1889 – The Johnstown Flood in Pennsylvania kills more than 2,200 people

 1907 – New York City gets its first taxi cabs

1911 – The Titanic sets sail from Belfast, Ireland

1921 – A dark day in our history – The Tulsa Race Massacre happens after mobs of blacks and whites descend upon a courthouse where a black man was accused of assaulting a white woman.  The violence spills over into the prosperous Black community of Greenwood where 300 people are killed – mostly blacks

1977 – The Trans Alaskan Pipeline is completed

2005 – We learn the identity of the Watergate informant “Deep Throat” – FBI official Mark Felt

Happy Birthday to…


Walt Whitman – 1819 – poet extraordinaire who published his own work


Chien-Shiung Wu – 1912 – A Chinese physicist who contributed greatly to the Manhattan Project


Clint Eastwood – 1930 – Go ahead – Make his day


Joe Namath – 1943 – Broadway Joe quarterbacked the New York Jets to a 1969 Superbowl win


John Bonham – 1947 – “Gonzo” kept Led Zeppelin in time and has influenced countless drummers since

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this beautiful world you have given us as well as the amazing people in it.  Amen.

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


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