Kev’s Daily Take On 12/08/2022

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.

Religious Holidays

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is a Catholic belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was born free of original sin, so she could later conceive our Lord and Savior.  Feasts and festivals are held in her honor all over the world.

For Fun

CROSSWORD SOLVERS DAY is a brand-new holiday this year and is introduced by Myles Mellor, a professional and successful crossword puzzle writer.  Try your hand at these word problems, but watch out, they can be addictive.

PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY started back in 2007 and may be a little goofy, but fun.  Dress up from the past, or the future, and pretend to be bewildered at the advancements in technology and society, or the lack of. 

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY wants you to get busy in the kitchen and whip up a batch of your favorite brownies.  Chocolate, blonde, with or without nuts, you decide, bake and enjoy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Christmas Card Day

National Pastry Day

National Salesperson Day

Weary Willie Day

On this day…

1927 – Robert S. Brookings creates the Brookings Institution

1941 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his “Day of Infamy” speech

1978 – The Deer Hunter, starring Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep has its world premiere

1980 – John Lennon is fatally shot by Mark David Chapman.  The world is still grieving, and that silenced voice is deafening

1993 – Bill Clinton signs the North American Free Trade Agreement into law

2010 – SpaceX becomes the first commercial company to put a spacecraft into orbit and return it successfully to Earth

Happy Birthday to…

Eli Whitney (1765-1825)
Invented the cotton gin
William C. Durant (1861-1947)
Founded General Motors
Elzie Crisler Segar (1894-1938)
Created Popeye the Sailorman
Julia Robinson (1919-1985)
This accomplished mathematician was the first woman to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences

New York Daily News
Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990)
Singer, dancer, musician, comedian, actor and all-around entertainer

Flip Wilson (1933-1998)
The Flip Wilson Show was one of the first African American TV shows to be a ratings success.  This funny man will always be remembered for his character Geraldine and his catch phrases – “here come the judge” and “the devil made me do it”

Fine Art America

Jim Morrison (1953-1971) This front man for The Doors was a symbol of talent and freedom

Times Union
Kim Basinger (1953- )
This Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress was the face of Breck Shampoo, the femme fatale in The Natural and Bruce Wayne’s love interest in Batman (1989)
Terri Hatcher (1964- )
She started off as a mermaid dancer on The Love Boat, went on to play Lois Lane in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was a Bond Girl in Tomorrow Never Dies and earned a Golden Globe for her role in Desperate Housewives

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your plan of salvation.  It all happens on Your time, and You have made it available to all.  Thank You for Your love.  In His name I pray, Amen.

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

#FeastoftheImmaculateConception, #NationalBrownieDay, #CrosswordSolversDay, #PretendtobeaTimeTravelerDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: