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
CHRONIC DISEASE DAY has been added to the events calendar this year. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, ALS and many other ailments fall in this category. Some of these can be prevented by living a heathier lifestyle. It is not always easy, but eating better and moving more will help your physical, mental and possibly, financial wellbeing.
Next, we move on to cuteness overload with NATIONAL KITTEN DAY. This is a celebration of these little tufts of fur as well as a reminder about how many still need to find forever homes.
While hammering a nail
Kevin started to wail
For, He knew it was dumb
When he hammered his thumb
NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY celebrates the poetry style created by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (it’s his birthday). This rhyming style consist of four lines, has an AA/BB pattern, has to mention someone specifically and has to be humorous. Channel your inner poet and enlighten us with your creativity.
NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY is here to cool us off. This delicious drink brings on the pineapple, rum and coconut cream. Turn it into a smoothie, stick a little umbrella in it and, poof, you are magically transported beachside.
On this day…
1925 – The debate whether to teach creation or evolution in the classroom comes to a head with the beginning of the Scopes Trial
1962 – Nils Bohlen, a Swedish engineer, receives the patent for the three-point seat belt
1962 – Telstar 1 is launched into orbit, ushering in the tech age and allowing TV to be broadcast across the Atlantic
1965 – The Rolling Stones get their first song on the top of the charts with “I can’t get no satisfaction”
2019 – VW stops making the Beatle
Happy Birthday to…
Protestant Reformer whose beliefs sparked a whole new way to look at Christianity
He is THE Busch in Anheuser Busch
Gave us the AC in AC/DC as well as a few other cool inventions
You know what he did
Activist, educator and special advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt
Straight shooting news anchor
Founded the Special Olympics and sister to JFK
All of you metalheads know this man – he borrowed the “metal sign” with the raised index and small fingers from his Italian grandma, who used it to ward off the devil
Told us all about “Alice’s Restaurant”
Singer, entertainer, entrepreneur… ahhh, she’s just busy
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Thank you, Most High God, for this wonderful day. Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; On this day.com
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