Kev’s Daily Take On 08/04/2022

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

In 1790, President George Washington signed the Tariff Act which authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce Federal tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. This was our only armed floating force until the Navy came along in 1798.  Today, the brave men and women who make up this branch, rush into disaster torn areas, provide safety and security on our waterways and can be called up at a moment’s notice in time of war.  No wonder their motto is Semper Paratus – Always Ready.                                          HAPPY BIRTHDAY COAST GUARD!

Dogs are definitely man’s best friend but these canines take it to another level.  ASSISTANCE DOG DAY honors the dogs and the people who train them to help those with disabilities.  It is quite incredible what these animals are capable of and what they do for their humans.

Next, we raise a glass to NATIONAL IPA DAY.  There is a reason this beer is extra hoppy.  When beer was shipped to India from England, in the 1700’s, extra hops were added to keep the beer from going bad.  India Pale Ale, as it was soon called, tasted pretty good.  Today, it seems that every microbrewer has their own version.  Pick one today and quench your thirst.

And now, the one we have all been waiting for… NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY.  Make ‘em or buy ‘em. Dunk them in milk or not. Enjoy them however you want to…and don’t worry about the calories.

On this day…

1790 – The U.S. Coast Guard is formed

1821 – The first edition of the Saturday Evening Post is published

1936 – Jesse Owens wins his second gold medal at the Berlin Olympics – in the long jump

1944 – Anne Frank and her family are discovered in their hiding place by the Gestapo. They are all taken to concentration camps where only her father survives.  Her diary was overlooked by the Nazis and salvaged by one of the people who had been helping them.

1956 -Wilhelm Herz sets a land speed record by going 210 mph on a motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

1964 – The bodies of three civil rights workers – Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, James E. Chaney – are discovered in an earthen dam in Mississippi.

1971 – Pitcher Bob Gibson (St. Louis Cardinals) wins his 200th game – in St. Louis

1984 – Prince’s “Purple Rain” is #1 on the music charts

2015 – Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog call it quits – as seen on Twitter

2021 – The number of global COVID cases passes the 200 millionth mark

Happy Birthday to…

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

He could definitely wax poetic

Louis Vuitton (1821-1892)

He sure could design that leather

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

“Satchmo” – He could play that trumpet and remind us that it is a wonderful world

Mary Decker (1958- )

Set records in every track event between 800 and 10,000 meters – the only American to do so

Barack Obama (1961- )

Our 44th President and the first African American to hold the office

Roger Clemens (1962- )

What a pitcher – not too many others have won 7 Cy Young awards

Jeff Gordon (1971- )

Likes to drive fast – big time NASCAR winner

Meghan Markle (1981- )

Living a real fairy tale – from actress to Duchess of Sussex

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Awesome God, thank you for who you are.  We ask for our country to be united, for this virus to come to an end and for my wonderful friends and family to be blessed.  In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

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

 #NationalCoastGuardDay, #AssistanceDogDay, #NationalIPADay, #ChocolateChipCookieDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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