Kev’s Daily Take On 08/16/2022

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

NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY salutes our soldiers from the sky.  The 82nd out of Fort Bragg and the 101st from Fort Campbell are our two airborne divisions.  These brave men and women go the extra mile when it comes to training and execution.  “Rendezvous with destiny” is a fitting motto for them and we thank you one and all for your service and sacrifice.

A priest and a rabbi walk into a bar… and then say “ouch”.  TELL A JOKE DAY brings on the laughs – or the groans.  Pull your best one-liners and punch lines out of your joke bag and spread the laughter – it is, after all, the best medicine.

For the thrill seekers in the audience, we give you ROLLER COASTER DAY.  You can travel to Dubai and ride the fastest coaster at 149 mph or go to Six Flags in New Jersey for the tallest – at 456 feet.  There is even one in Staffordshire England that has 14 loops.  Spinny rides I cannot do, but roller coasters are just flat out fun.  

I wouldn’t mix this next one with the last one – NATIONAL RUM DAY.  Now, I could go into the history of rum or the specifics on how it is made, but that’s no fun.  Raise a glass of your favorite rum drink and toast the day.  It might even bring out a little pirate in ya.

On this day…

1896 – Gold is discovered in the Yukon – this triggers a gold rush and large-scale mining operations that last until 1966 – today there are still small gold mines in operation

1898- Edwin Prescott invents the first “loop de loop” roller coaster.  Hence, Roller Coaster Day

1940 – The first Army parachute jump takes place.  Hence, National Airborne Day

1954 – The first issue of Sports Illustrated hits the stands

1962 – The Beatles say adios to their first drummer – Pete Best – making room for you know who

Happy Birthday to…

Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862-1965)

Coached college football longer than anyone else – 71 years

T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935)

Scholar and military strategist who was also known as Lawrence of Arabia

Louis Lomax (1922-1970)

He was the first African American television journalist

Simon Peres (1923-2016)
The Forward

The 9th President of Israel and awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom for his peacemaking efforts

Kathy Lee Gifford (1953- )

TV talk show host – The Regis and Kathy Lee Show was a good way to start the day

James Cameron (1954- )

Blockbuster director who gave us The Terminator, Titanic and Avatar

Angela Bassett (1958- )
The Cheat Sheet

From “Waiting to Exhale” to “American Horror Story”, she knows her craft

Madonna (1958- )

Queen of the ‘80s

Steve Carell (1962- )

Did a pretty good job as Michael Scott in “The Office”, and brings “Gru” to life in “Despicable Me”

 Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this day and may you keep all of us safe from harm.  Bless us and watch over us.  In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#NationalAirborneDay, #TellaJokeDay, #RollerCoasterDay, #NationalRumDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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