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


Has there been any other industry that has grown more than logistics, lately?  NATIONAL LOGISISTCS DAY recognizes the massive undertaking to get stuff where it needs to go.  We have become a demanding society that wants what it wants when it wants it and there are companies who will do almost anything to make that happen.  From the mechanics, to the warehouse workers to the drivers and of course, management, we thank all of your for working so diligently.   


Are you covered?  Is it enough?  These are the questions that NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY asks.  It seems like a gamble, but you gotta weigh the risks.  It might be lot to put out, but what do you do if your hot water leaks all over, or if your transmission falls out of the bottom of your car?  This day just wants you to think about it.


It’s story-telling time with NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY.  There are enough tall tales about the big guy and his blue ox, Babe, but the one about him turning the Sahara Forest into a desert is my favorite.


NATIONAL TAPIOCA DAY might as well be call National Tapioca Pudding Day, as far as I’m concerned.  I don’t know what else you do with it.  If anyone uses this stuff for anything else, let me know.

On this day…

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are assassinated.  This event sparks WWI.

1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed bringing and end to WWI – 5 years to the date from when it started

1919 – Economist John Maynard Keynes walks out of the Treaty of Versailles in protest.  The Allies had played a “bait and switch” on the Germans, telling them one thing and then making them sign another.  Keynes predicted that the harsh treatment of Germany would cause its economic collapse and spread to the rest of Europe.  He was right.  Germany’s economy could not take the imposed regulations and inflation got so bad that a year’s salary could not buy a loaf of bread.  Two things came out of this situation – Keynes book “The Economic Consequences of the Peace” and the Nazi Party.

1926 – Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz form what company?  The answer will be in tomorrow’s blog.

1953 – The first Corvette glides off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan

1969 – A police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village turns violent and sparks the gay rights movement

1997 – Mike Tyson is disqualified during his heavyweight title match when he starts biting Evander Holyfield’s ears

2007 – The bald eagle is removed from the endangered species list

Happy Birthday to…

Mel Brooks (1926- )

Funny man who gave us “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles”

Kathy Bates (1948- )

Academy Award winning actress who can bring on the “Misery”

John Elway (1960- )

Hall of Famer quarterback who led the Broncos to two Super Bowl championships

Elon Musk (1971- )

Maybe he should stick with electric cars and space ships and leave Twitter alone

Enjoy the day and make it your own

 Thank you, God for who you are.  Please watch over these beautiful people and protect them from harm.  I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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


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