Kev’s Daily Take On 08/01/2022

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

MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY shines a spotlight on the need for minority organ donations.  There is a greater chance of a successful transplant if the donor and recipient not only match blood types but come from the same ethnic group.

NATIONAL PROMISE TO CARE DAY is all about the Urgent Care Centers.  These health care facilities offer walk-in treatment for your injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening.  We thank all of the workers for their hard work and dedication in taking care of us.

Get your gal pals together for NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY.  It’s a day for the ladies to hang out and catch up.  Do whatever it is you like to do together and have a good time.

If you know what a pung of 8 dots, a kong of 7 cracks, or a pair of 3 bams is then you are ready to celebrate INTERNATIONAL MAHJONG DAY.  This game of tiles that started in China is a lot like poker.  You can bet on it, there are several variations and it is a very sociable game.  I am hooked on it, to say the least.

Our dessert of the day sounds scrumptious.  RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY may not be as sweet as some of the other cream pies out there, but it will hit the spot on these warm summer days.

On this day…

1774 – Joseph Priestly isolates oxygen from the air for the first time.

1834 – The British Empire abolishes slavery

1876 – We welcome Colorado to the Union

1907 – The Army establishes the Signal Corps – which would eventually turn into the U.S. Air Force

1932 – The George Washington quarter goes into circulation

1941 – The first Jeep is produced – my cousin Steve would understand

1946 – The Atomic Energy Commission is established

1961 – The Defense Intelligence Agency is established by the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

1964 – Drag racer Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is the first to break 200 mph in a ¼ mile

1981 – MTV hits the airwaves – back when they played music videos

2021 – COVID cases double in 10 days as the US reaches the 35 million mark  – the Delta variant is blamed

Happy Birthday to…

William Clark (1770-1830)

Half of the exploring duo of Lewis and Clark

Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)

Inspired by the resiliency of his countrymen during the British bombing of Fort McHenry – he penned the words to the Star-Spangled Banner

Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)

First female astronomer and the first American to discover a comet

Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Gave us the great white whale “Moby Dick”

Jackie Ormes (1911-1985)

The first African-American cartoonist whose comic strips included “Torchy Brown”, “Candy”, and “Patty-Jo and Ginger”

Dom DeLuise (1933-2009)

He was one entertaining individual

Yves St. Laurent (1936 –2008)

Knew a little bit about fashion

Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)

Grateful Dead lead guitarist and vocalist – I am sure he and “Casey Jones” are out there “Truckin’” with their “Ripple”

Coolio (1963- )

Gave us “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage”

Jason Momoa (1979- )

From living on the “Frontier” to ruling the seas as “Aquaman” he always looks like he is having a good time

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Glorious God, we ask for healing for the areas that have been affected by floods and that you would be with those who have suffered loss.  Provide for them and may they turn to you.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#MinorityDonorAwarenessDay, #NationalPromisetoCareDay, #NationalGirlfriendsDay, #InternationalMahjongDay, #RaspberryCreamPieDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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