Kev’s Daily Take On 07/28/2022

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

BUFFALO SOLDIERS DAY remembers the first African-American regiment formed during peace time.  It was 1866, after the Civil War, and they were sent to the frontier to protect settlers and unsettled lands.  The desertion rate among their units was some of the lowest in the Army and they are remembered for their loyalty and bravery.

Our tip of the graduation cap goes out to NATIONAL INTERN DAY.  We wish all of the go-getters and eager learners the best as they strive to find their place in the world.  We need the fresh faces and ideas, so put your best foot forward and show us what ya got.

EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY reminds us to mind how we use our natural resources. There is a calculation based on our resource use and the earth’s regenerating capacity.  According to it, we are using resources at three times the rate that the earth can reproduce them.  I don’t know how they calculate this and don’t take this for gospel.  I do know that we need to conserve where we can, be smart about our handling of the environment and plan for the future.

Let’s kick it up a notch with NATIONAL SOCCER DAY.   The world’s most popular sport get’s its day here in the U.S. and it should.  We have watched it ebb and wane over the years and it seems to be going through another resurgence.  St. Louis has long been a soccer town and we are getting our own MSL team next year.  I tried playing indoor soccer a long time ago – for one season – it wasn’t for me – too much running – the ball never goes out of bounds so the game hardly ever stops.  For those that do play, my hat is off to you and keep up the good work.

This is certainly the time of year for NATIONAL WATERPARK DAY.  These aqua havens are great for cooling off, going on some slick slides or just hanging out.  Going down a tubular slide, twisting and turning on an innertube and then splashing into a pool is a long way from running through a sprinkler.  While you are at that park, you might as well enjoy NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY.  While this day is brought to us by Traveler Beer Company, I think any beverage that you find refreshing would certainly count. 

Hungry yet?  If so, then NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY will take care of that.  A bun, hot dog and chili are all that are required – however – you don’t have to stop there.  Onions, cheese, peppers or anything else you want to add to make this your signature dog is on the menu.

Our dessert of the day will melt in your mouth – and in your hands with this heat.  MILK CHOCOLATE DAY will satisfy that sweet tooth and that chocolate craving.  There are so many ways to enjoy this treat – so pick one and indulge a little.

On this day…

1868 – The 14th Amendment grants citizenship and equal rights to African-Americans

1900 – Louis Lassing of Connecticut gives us the hamburger

1914 – World War I begins when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

1932 – “White Zombie” starring Bela Lugosi is the first zombie movie to be released

1945 – Foggy conditions are blamed for a B-25 Army plane crashing into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 people

1945 – Betty Lou “Elevator Girl” Oliver survives a 75 floor fall inside an elevator of the Empire State Building after it was hit by an airplane.  This record still stands as the longest survivable elevator fall

1978 – 600,000 fans attend Summer Jam rock festival in New York – the largest crowd to attend a pop festival

1994 – Baseball players go on strike – this turned me off of sports for a while

2016 – Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for President and becomes the first woman to lead a major political party

2018 – Wendy Tuck is the first woman to win the Clipper Round the World yacht race

Happy Birthday to…

Earl S. Tupper (1907-1983)

He was into storing food

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)

Our 39th First Lady and Guinevere to JFK’s King Arthur

Bill Bradley (1943- )

Olympic gold medalist, NBA All-Star and U.S. Senator – hails from Crystal City Missouri

Jim Davis (1945- )

Brought us that loveable cat “Garfield”

Sally Struthers (1947- )

She was Gloria on “All in the Family”

Terry Fox (1958-1981)

Lost his leg to cancer and ran nearly 3400 miles across Canada to raise money for research.  He was barely noticed when he started but ended up raising $1.7 million (Canadian)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dearest Heavenly Father, we ask for deliverance from this COVID virus.  People are still getting sick and dying.  Heal those who are suffering and comfort those who have lost loved ones.  Lord, we ask for your continued blessing and love.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today;;; Wikipedia; On this

#BuffaloSoldiersDay, #NationalInternDay, #NationalSoccerDay, #EarthOvershootDay, #NationalWaterParkDay, #NationalRefreshmentDay, #NationalChiliDogDay, #MilkChocolateDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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