Kev’s Daily Take On 10/17/2022

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

NATIONAL BOSSES DAY gives a nod to those who are put in charge and take on a lot of responsibility.  It is up to them to set the example of what they expect out of their workers.  Be a little nicer to the big guy (or gal) today – maybe even take him (or her) out to lunch.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

NATIONAL EDGE DAY highlights a punk rock movement whose youth choose to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs.  This is actually called the Straight Edge movement and it is taken from the song Straight Edge by the hardcore punk rock band – Minor Threat.

Celebrate You with…

NATIONAL MULLIGAN DAY gives us another chance to do it right.  It is perfectly acceptable to ask for a mulligan in a casual game of golf and to be granted one.  So it is in life.  If there is something you need to redo to make it right – today is the day for it.

Education and Information

BLACK POETRY DAY honors all African American poets – past, present and future.  It is celebrated on the birthday of Jupiter Hammon, the first published African American writer.  Maya Angelou, Robert Haydon, Langston Hughes and Toni Morrison are just some of the artists that are worth checking out.

For Fun

CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY aims to get your computer running as smooth as when you bought it.  Delete those files you don’t need and organize your photos, so they are easily found.   A big one is to make sure you are up to date on your virus protection.  Take care of your computer and it will take care of you.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL PASTA DAY celebrates that noodle and sauce combo that you can do so much with.  Pick your favorite, grab a fork and a napkin and dig in.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Chocolate Cupcake Day

National No Beard Day

Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity

National Pharmacy Technician Day

On this day…

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts burying the city of Pompeii

1814 – A fermentation tank in London breaks spilling more than 320,000 gallons of beer into street. 8 people drown and houses around the area are flooded.

1931 – Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison

1933 – Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and arrives in the United States

1967 – Hair premiers on Broadway

1979 – Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1979 – Congress creates the Department of Education

2006 – The population of the United States reaches 300,000,000

Happy Birthday to…
Jupiter Hammon (1711-1806)
He is the first published African American poet and considered the Father of African American Literature

Houston Chronicle
Arthur Miller (1915-2005)
Playwright who is known for The Crucible and Death of a Salesman
Rita Hayworth (1918-1987)
An incredible actress and dancer who starred in such films as Cover Girl and Gilda

Las Vegas Review Journal
Evel Knievel (1938-2007)
This daredevil broke records…and bones.  He attempted more than 75 death defying jumps on his motorcycle and broke 433 bones doing so.  His record of jumping 19 cars was set in 1971 and back then the cars were a lot bigger than they are now. He jumped over the whirring blades of three helicopters and attempted to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace as well as going over the Snake River Canyon in a rocket car.  As daring as he was, he was a big advocate for helmet safety and always gave an anti-drug speech to his audiences before each show.

The Mary Sue
Mae Jamison (1956- )
She was the first African American woman to go into space

Taste of Country
Alan Jackson (1958- )
From Don’t Rock the Jukebox to his soul stirring Where Were You anthem about 9/11, this Grammy Award winning country artist has earned his place in the Country Music Hall of Fame

Famous People
Mike Judge (1962- )
This animator brought us Beavis and Butt-Head

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Eminem (1972- )
The real Slim Shady has won Grammys and is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His controversial life fed his talent and helped to sell albums.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Oh, Wonderful Father, may we continue to get control of COVID and may you keep it from raising its ugly head this winter.  Keep these special people safe from harm and evil, and may you continue to bless us.  Thank you for everything, Lord, and I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#NationalBossesDay, #BlackPoetryDay, #NationalEdgeDay, #NationalMulliganDay, #NationalPastaDay, #NationalCleanYourDesktopDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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