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

GET OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE DAY begs the question – What did you do?  Whatever it was, know that you are wrong and she is right – so go ahead, apologize, maybe buy some flowers or chocolate and leave the doghouse for the dog.

NATIONAL CAVIAR DAY is spread out before us.  There must be something to these little fish eggs, considering their popularity and price.  I have got to try this someday.

Pucker up for NATIONAL SOUR CANDY DAY.  Started by the American Licorice Company in 2015, celebrate with your favorite sweets…or should I say sours.  Lemon drops are calling my name.

On this day…

64 AD – Rome is burning – the fire lasted three days and destroyed 3 districts.  Hundreds died and thousands were left homeless.  Nero did not fiddle while Rome was burning, but he did use it to further his political career.

1968 – The Intel Corporation is founded

1969 – Senator Ted Kennedy drives off the Chappaquiddick bridge, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne

1976 – Nadia Comaneci scores a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Montreal gymnastics – the first in history

1992 – The first photograph is published on the web

Happy Birthday to…

 Kelly Miller (1863-1939)

First African-American graduate student admitted to Johns Hopkins

Margaret Brown (1867-1932)

Surviving the sinking of the Titanic earned her the nickname “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”

George “Machine Gun” Kelly (1895-1954)

Bootlegger, bank robber and kidnapper – not a nice guy

Red Skelton (1913-1997)

TV personality and comedian

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

The voice against apartheid who became President of South Africa

John Glenn (1921-2016)

First American to orbit the Earth

Vin Diesel (1967 – )

Can drive fast and furious as well as “Pacify” most situations

Kristen Bell (1980- )

She gave us Anna in “Frozen” as well as Veronica Mars

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Amazing God, may your love and spirit permeate the souls and lives of all those who are reading this.  May you watch over them, keep them safe and bless them.  I ask 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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