Kev’s Daily Take On 12/17/2022


St. Louis Post Dispatch
 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.

Military Honors

Education and Information


WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY was declared by a joint resolution of Congress in 1963.  On this day in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first to get a taste of what it was to fly.  Can you imagine their elation at defying gravity – even if it was just for 12 seconds?  Today, we thank you Wilbur and Orville, as well as Charlie Taylor – the guy who built the Wright Flyer engine – for your ingenuity and daring.

On Today’s Menu…

Lil’ Luna

MAPLE SYRUP DAY goes great over pancakes and waffles.  Cook up a nice hot breakfast and pour this sweet sappy stuff over your buttery biscuits, flapjacks and bacon.  Then, don’t eat anything else for the rest of the day while you wait for your blood sugar to go back down.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations


Roast Suckling Pig Day

National Twin Day

Bake Cookies Day

On this day…

1892 – The first issue of Vogue is published and gives us a glimpse of “the ceremonial side of life” of fashion and debutantes

1903 – Orville and Wilbur get us off the ground

1963 – The Clean Air Act becomes law

1965 – The largest newspaper to be published comes out – The Sunday edition of the New York Times – at 946 pages

1989 – DOH! The Simpsons debut on FOX

2003 – The Return of the King opens in theaters, this being the third installment of the trilogy, Lord of the Rings.  It would also be the last movie that my Dad and I would see together.

Happy Birthday to…
Deborah Sampson (1760-1827)
This enterprising young lady assumed the identity of a man, Robert Shurtleff, and joined the Continental Army to fight in the Revolutionary War.  After fighting in several skirmishes and receiving both sword and musket wounds, she developed a fever, which caused a shocking gender reveal.  She was promptly discharged but would later receive a pension as well as go on to become one of the first female lecturers in the country.

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829)
This chemist discovered the elements of sodium and potassium

The New York Times
Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979)
Legendary conductor who led the Boston Pops Orchestra for 50 years
Burt Baskin (1917-1967)
He and his brother-in-law knew a lot about ice cream

New York Post
Pope Francis (1936- )
Our current Pope was born in Buenos Aires and ordained as a priest in 1969.  In 2001, Pope John Paul II made him a Cardinal and he ascended to the Papacy in 2013.  He is the first Pope from the Americas and the first non-European Pope since the year 741 AD.

Chris Matthews (1945- )
Likes to play hardball

Closer Weekly
Milla Jovovich (1975- )
She is the star of the Resident Evil franchise as well as appearing with Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element.  She is also a highly sought-after model who has appeared in hundreds of ads.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Our Father Who is in Heaven, hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive other’s debts against us.  Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.   – Jesus Christ – Matthew 6:9-13

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

#NationalWreathsAcrossAmericaDay, #MapleSyrupDay, #WrightBrothersDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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