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
There is no excuse not to get outside today with NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY, NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, and NATIONAL PRARIE DAY. Get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine. If you happen to be hiking on those trails, just beware of NATIONAL BLACK BEAR DAY. They may look cute, but bear hugs are not.
For the ladies, if you decide on the makeup routine there is always NATIONAL CLEAN BEAUTY DAY to observe. This is more about the industry sourcing, using, processing and selling clean products. You gals deserve the best and these companies need to provide it – not that you need makeup.
OLD MAIDS DAY honors those who are not old nor a maid, but have a full life and enjoy, contribute to and choose to go their own way. The first Old Maids Day was held in 1948 when Marion Richards held a festival honoring these notable ladies and the contributions they made to society. You women keep being you.
NATIONAL HUG YOUR CAT DAY encourages you to grab your feline and show it some love – just watch out for fur balls.
Next, we have quite the pairing with NATIONAL BUBBLY DAY and NATIONAL CHEESE DAY. Grab a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine or champagne and a block of some tasty cheese to celebrate life and all of its goodness.
The end of the day calls for NATIONAL COGNAC DAY. This unique spirit has to be distilled from the Ugni Blanc grape, run through copper pot stills – twice, and then aged in French oak barrels for at least two years. It’s a lot of work, but the results are well worth it.
On this day…
1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are handed out
1919 – Women are given the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment
1936 – Sylvia Goodman introduces us to the shopping cart at Humpty Dumpty grocery stores in Oklahoma City.
1940 – The evacuation from Dunkirk, France is completed, saving over 300,000 troops
1984 – Bruce Springsteen releases “Born in the USA”
2003 – Martha Stewart is indicted for securities fraud and obstruction of justice
Happy Birthday to…
Francois Quesnay – 1694 – French economist who headed the first systematic school of political economy
King George III – 1738 – King of England when America declared its independence
Constance Applebee – 1873 – Co-founded the United States Field Hockey Association
Rosalind Russell – 1907 – Actress known for playing witty, assertive characters
Ruth Westheimer – 1928 – The charming lady we know as Doctor Ruth is a holocaust survivor and a former sniper.
Angelina Jolie – 1975 – Academy Award winning actress and humanitarian
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Most Awesome God, we thank you for this beautiful day and ask that You would continue to bless us. Heal those who are sick and hurting and watch over our friend with cancer, Thank you.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia;
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