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

Today’s awareness spotlight shines on a rare disease that few people get.  NATIONAL D.R.E.S.S SYNDROME DAY seeks to educate us about a condition where patients have adverse reactions to medication.  Also called Drug-hypersensitivity Syndrome, once the patient gets over the effects of the reactions, they are liable to contract different diseases.  Not much research has been conducted so let’s hope we can find some answers to this one.

Our tip of the tall, white, puffy hat goes out to NATIONAL PERSONAL CHEF DAY.  These culinary experts may offer their services to different clients – preparing and delivering the meals while meeting any special dietary needs that are required.  Thank you for the good eats.

Let’s raise a glass to NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB WINE DAY.  This vintage sounds interesting enough to try.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPRECIATION DAY is here!  I appreciate and admire all of the work that that goes into furthering this tech, and the smarts that go along with it – and someday I may trust it.  Not yet – I have seen Terminator.

Popeye would love FRESH SPINACH DAY.  Full of iron, fiber and nutrients, it’ll grow your muscles big.

You knew we couldn’t keep it all healthy today as we end up on NATIONAL CORN FRITTERS DAY.  Now, corn has some healthy benefits, but by the time you add the butter and seasonings and then deep fry it in batter – the healthy part is pretty much out the window – however – they are quite tasty.

On this day…

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as our nation’s capital

1912Lawrence W. Luellen invents the Dixie Cup

1935 – Oklahoma City installs the first parking meter

1945 – The first atomic bomb is tested in New Mexico

1951 – J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” is published

1995 – Jeff Bezos starts his little company and begins his bid to take over the world

Happy Birthday to…

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)

Founded the Christian Science Church

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)

Journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching campaign

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

First guy to make it to the South Pole

Orville Redenbacher (1907-1995)

Made one heck of a bowl of popcorn

Ginger Rogers (1911-1995)

Academy Award winning actress who could dance her patootie off

Michael Flatley (1958- )

Choreographer and musician who could dance his patootie off

Will Ferrell (1967- )

From SNL to the big screen, he loves to make us laugh

Barry Sanders (1968- )

Detroit Lions running back – Hall of Famer – Set all kinds of records – he could run his patootie off

Corey Feldman (1971- )

From “The Goonies” to “Stand by Me” to “The Lost Boys” – the 80’s wouldn’t have been the same without him

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank you, Lord, for who you are.  Thank You for never changing, for always being there and for loving us.  Please heal our friend of cancer as well as those who are suffering from COVID.  I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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


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