Kev’s Daily Take On 12/20/2022

 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.

Family and Friends


GO CAROLING DAY gathers our friends and family together as we dress for the weather, warm up our voices and spread some holiday cheer through the neighborhood.  It is a nice tradition.

Education and Information

SACAGAWEA DAY honors the brave woman who was an indispensable guide, translator and calming presence on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  She was kidnapped by an enemy tribe when she was 12 and later sold to a French fur trader – Toussaint Charbonneau.  She and her husband both aided the expedition and Sacagawea accomplished everything she did while caring for her infant son, Jean-Baptiste.  She would die of Putrid Fever on this day in 1812, but she will always be remembered for her courage, strength, and compassion.

CATHODE RAY TUBE DAY remembers when this technology was da bomb.  Any kind of screen or monitor, back then, was a CRT and had the big tube attached.  Today, of course, we have LED monitors that are quite a bit thinner, but we can’t forget where we came from or what got us here. 

For Fun

GAMES DAY started in the United Kingdom in 1975 as a convention for gamers to come together.  This would include everything from backgammon to chess to whatever game you could think of.  Today, fantasy games like Magic and Warhammer draw the crowds, however, you choose the games to play today and have fun.

Belly up to the Bar

NATIONAL SANGRIA DAY raises a toast to a delightful combination of wine and fruit.  Start off with your favorite wine, add some fruit and juice and let it sit in the fridge for a while.  Fill up the glasses and enjoy – responsibly.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

First Day of Winter – Winter Solstice – Yule

National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day

French Fried Shrimp Day

Humbug Day

National Armagnac Day

On this day…

1803 – The sale of the Louisiana Purchase is completed as France transfers 827,000 square miles to the United States.  We got this for a cool $15 million, which breaks down to about 3Ȼ per acre.

1812 – Grimms Fairy Tales is first published

1820 – Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor’s tax on unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50

1860 – South Carolina secedes from the Union, the first state to do so

1946 – We find out “that every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings” as It’s A Wonderful Life premiers.  I have yet to see this whole movie.  I keep going to sleep on it about 10 minutes in.

1957 – Elvis takes all of his fans to Heartbreak Hotel when he is drafted by the Army

2019 – President Donald Trump established the Space Force

Happy Birthday to…

Dr. Samuel Mudd (1833-1883)
He unknowingly helped President Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, by treating his injured leg after Booth broke it escaping from Ford’s Theater.
Harvey Firestone (1868-1938)
Knew a little something about tires
Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901-1967)
Physicist who invented a particle accelerator

Peter Criss (1945- )
The original drummer for KISS who took on the “Catman” persona
Jonah Hill (1983- )
You know him from Superbad, Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for peace, comfort, and joy this season as we celebrate with friends and family.  Thank you, Jesus, Amen.

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

#GoCarolingDay, #NationalSangriaDay, #CathodeRayTubeDay, #GamesDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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