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

WORLD DAY FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE – Sounds great – let’s make it happen

NATIONAL LOTTERY DAY – Feeling lucky?  This could be your day to win the big one.

NATIONAL TATTOO DAY – Don’t let anyone needle you today – unless you wanna get tatted up

WRONG WAY CORRIGAN DAY – Douglas Corrigan was denied permission to fly solo across the Atlantic, which he wanted to do to be like his hero Charles Lindbergh. So, he told everyone he was headed back home to California from New York.   The next thing we hear is that he landed in Ireland, said his magnetic compass was off, the fog was heavy and that he just flew the wrong way.  Hmmm, that’s a story.

WORLD EMOJI DAY – Is best said 😊 😄🙃😋 👌 👀 🍨 🛩 ❤ 😃

YELLOW PIG DAY – A couple of math guys got together and geeked out over the number 17.  They came up with a yellow pig for their mascot and celebrate “17” every year.

LAKE SUPERIOR DAY – If any lake was to get its own day it should be this one.  It’s surface covers 31,700 square miles and holds 10% of the world’s fresh water.  At 1,332 feet deep, it can easily hold all of the other great lakes combined.

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY is just one of those days you can’t miss.  It is also PEACH ICE CREAM DAY but I am gonna have to go with chocolate or vanilla…or maybe mocha or strawberry or…

On this day…

1902 – Willis Carrier gives us the gift of air conditioning.  Thank you, Willis!

 1938 – Douglas Corrigan earns the nickname Wrong Way Corrigan

1955 – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Pluto all arrive at Disneyland in Anaheim

1967 – Someone thought having Jimi Hendrix open for the Monkees would be a great idea – it wasn’t.  After seven shows Jimi left the tour because the Monkees teeny bopper fans kept booing him off the stage.

1975 – Apollo 18 and the Soyuz 19 rendezvous in space – marking the first time the two super powers meet off the planet

Happy Birthday to…

James Cagney (1899-1986)

Iconic Hollywood actor

Phyllis Diller (1917-2012)

Funny lady and another Hollywood icon

Gordon Gould (1920-2005)

Invented the laser

Toni Stone (1921-1996)

She was the first woman to play in the Negro Leagues in men’s baseball

Donald Sutherland (1935- )

Pretty good actor

David Hasselhoff (1952- )

The “Hof” is as comfortable running on the beach as he is behind KITT’s wheel

Luke Bryan (1976- )

Country singer known for “I’ll Stay Me”

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for peace to fill our spirits, wisdom to fill our minds and love to fill our hearts.  Guide us as we go about our daily lives and thank you for all that you have given us and done for us. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

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


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