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
WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY celebrates the passing of the 19th Amendment – giving women the right to vote. This was in the year, 1920, and before that certain states were already allowing this. It seems a little absurd not to let women vote and not to consider them as equal to men. We have come a long way, but let’s keep going until we get it right.
NATIONAL GOT CHECKED DAY is brought to us by First Company Pink, a non-profit that asks the question – “Have you been checked?” Have you had your yearly mammogram and breast cancer screenings? If not, please schedule them so you can answer yes to that question.
You could say that today has gone to the dogs and that these are definitely the dog days of summer as it is also NATIONAL DOG DAY. While we sure do love our four-footed furry friends every day, maybe give them a little longer walk or an extra treat on their day.
How about a chilled treat on this hot August Day? CHERRY POPSICLE DAY is a tasty way to cool off- and bonus – you get a red tongue out of it. Chase down that ice cream truck and enjoy one today.
On this day…
1682 – Edmond Halley has his first observation of the comet that will be named after him
1873 – Our country’s first public kindergarten is established in St. Louis, Missouri
1920 – The 19th Amendment is added to the Constitution
1930 – Philip Farnsworth invents the television system
1947 – Dan Bankhead, the first African American pitcher, makes his Major League debut
1968 – “Hey Jude” is released
1971 – The Bruins sign Bobby Orr to a $1 million contract – the first one in the NHL
1980 – We receive the first photos of Saturn’s moon, Titan, from Voyager II
2016 – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick decides not to stand during the National Anthem
Happy Birthday to…
Missionary, nun and Nobel Peace Prize winner
This “human computer” helped to make the first moon missions a success
She could do it as she was the model for the Rosie the Riveter posters
He always rocked the bowtie when he was reporting the news
She was the first woman to be nominated for Vice President of the United States
Writer, actress, comedian, fashion designer and award winner – as in Emmys, Oscars, and Golden Globes
Don’t mess with his home around Christmas
To a woman who just doesn’t stop but keeps giving her time and talents to those around her. I hope you have an amazing day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLEEN!!
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, there are times that we are lost, confused and scared. I am so glad that you are there to guide us, teach us and comfort us. Thank you, Father, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
Happy Birthday Colleen! #WomensEqualityDay, #NationalGotCheckedDay, #NationalDogDay, #CherryPopsicleDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown
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