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 READ A BOOK DAY encourages us to do just that. Whether it’s a favorite to reread, or the current bestseller, or maybe that how-to manual you’ve been meaning to get to – enjoy a good book.
ANOTHER LOOK UNLIMITED DAY asks us to take stock of our “stuff” and see what needs to go, what can be repurposed and what needs to be organized. It is easy to let our “stuff” get the best of us, but we have to show it who is in control.
FIGHT PROCRASTINATON DAY prods us to just git er done. There are a million reasons not to do something or to keep putting it off…STOP procrastinating and get on with it. It is an enemy we all face but can be defeated.
Our dessert of the day may not be for everyone, but I am on board. COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY celebrates the java flavored treat that brings a unique taste. I will definitely have to hunt some down.
On this day…
1522 – The Victoria, a ship in Ferdinand Magellan’s fleet, is the first to circumnavigate the world
1716 – The first lighthouse is built in North America – Boston
1901 – President William McKinley is fatally shot at the Pan-American Expo in Buffalo, New York
1916 – Clarence Saunders opens the first self-service grocery store – in Memphis – a Piggly Wiggly
1920 – Detroit airs the first broadcast of a boxing match – Billy Miske knocked out Jack Dempsey after three rounds
1999 – Cal Ripken Jr, plays his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking the record set by Lou Gehrig, which had stood for 56 years
2012 – Barak Obama accepts the presidential nomination from the Democratic National Convention
Happy Birthday to…
French revolutionary and American patriot who was instrumental in our success during the Revolutionary War
Nobel Peace Prize winning women’s rights activist
Developed the first implantable pacemaker
She made us laugh on ”Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” and “Love, American Style”
Singer, songwriter, composer and bassist for Pink Floyd
From Saturday Night Live to “3rd Rock from the Sun” – this talented actress knows how to make us laugh
Informed us that we might be a redneck if…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for our country to be united, for this disease to go away and for those we love to be cared for and protected. I know those are big asks, but you are a big God. In your name I pray, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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