Kev’s Daily Take on 08/20/2022

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

WORLD HONEYBEE DAY draws attention to these buzzing insects that provide us with the sweet nectar of honey.  Lately, we have come to realize the importance of the role that bees play in the environment as well as in our lives.  These little pollinators need flowers to collect their pollen from and in turn keep the flowers and trees thriving.  Nature is certainly amazing.

NATIONAL RADIO DAY tunes in for a celebration full of music, news, talk, sports and whatever else is flying around the air waves.  Guglielmo Marconi gets the credit for inventing the radio, but it was really a culmination of events and various people that made it happen.  Tune in to your favorite station.

INTERNANATIONAL GEOCACHING DAY leads us on a treasure hunt.  Use your GPS to track down pre-placed “caches” or boxes and then sign the notebook inside or take a treasure and leave another treasure.  It is all about the hunt and we have been doing this since 2000.

For all of the fatback fiends out there – NATIONAL BACON LOVERS DAY is the day to celebrate the candy of meats.  Fry up some strips to perfection and enjoy.

As if our dessert of the day wasn’t decadent enough – we add chocolate it.  CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE DAY will satisfy your sweet tooth and make your cavities sing.  Go easy on the slice sizes, this one is loaded with a lot of delicious calories.

On this day…

1619 – The first African slaves are brought to North America

1858 – Charles Darwin publishes his theories on evolution

1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares the end of the Civil War

1911 – The New York Times sends the first telegram around the world.  16 operators relayed the message over 28,000 miles and it took 16.5 minutes.  The message – “The message sent around the world.”

1920 – The Detroit News airs the first commercial radio station

1920 – The National Football League is formed – out of the original 14 teams only two remain – the Arizona Cardinals (by way of St. Louis-by way of Chicago) and the Chicago Bears (by way of Decatur)

1964 – President Lyndon Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act

1965 – The Rolling Stones release “(I can’t get no) Satisfaction”

2018 – Pope Francis sends a letter to all Catholics condemning sexual abuse and subsequent cover-ups.  In it he states, “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.”

 Happy Birthday to…

Fabian Gottlieb Von Bellingshausen (1779-1852)

Never heard of this man before, but he discovered a whole continent – Antarctica

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)

Our 23rd President and the only one to come from Indiana

HP Lovecraft (1890-1937)

One of the original masters of the macabre he gave us the “Call of Cthulhu” among others

Don King (1931-)

Promoted some of the greats, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson

Connie Chung (1946-)

The first woman to co-anchor the CBS Evening News and the second woman to be a news anchor

Al Roker (1954- )

Brings us the weather, some news and some laughs

Sally Yates (1960- )
Wall Street Journal

Served as our Attorney General for 10 days – until she refused to defend President Trump’s travel ban and then was subsequently fired

Amy Adams (1974- )
The Movie Database

Golden Globe winning actress who hung out with Kermit – played Superman’s girlfriend and starred opposite Leo DiCaprio in “Catch Me if You Can”

 Enjoy the day and make it your own

What an amazing day, LORD.  Thank you for being the kind of God that you are.  Loving, faithful, true, compassionate and full of grace and mercy.  May those who are seeking for you, find you and may those who don’t know you, come to realize that you have been with them the whole time.  Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

 #NationalAccessibleAirTravelDay, #WorldHoneybeeDay, #NationalRadioDay, #InternationalGeocachingDay, #NationalBaconLoversDay, #ChocolatePecanPieDay, #EnjoytheDayandmakeityourown


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