Kev’s Daily Take On 12/27/2022

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

The FEAST OF ST. JOHN is celebrated around the Winter solstice to mark the life of John the Apostle, while another Feast of St. John happens at the Summer Solstice which celebrates the life of John the Baptist.  St. John the Apostle wrote the 4th Gospel, three of the letters and the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.  He was part of Jesus’s inner circle and was the only disciple who was present at the crucifixion of Christ.  He was also the only disciple not to die a martyr’s death but would go on to pass from natural causes.

For Fun

VISIT THE ZOO DAY might fall at a chilly time of the year, but sometimes the animals are moving more in the cold weather.  Our St. Louis Zoo has a fantastic holiday light display that will definitely put some Christmas cheer in your mug of hot cocoa. 

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL FRUITCAKE DAY brings candied fruits, nuts and spiced cake together for a special holiday treat you can only get this time of year.  Not all are fans of fruitcake, but for those who are, indulge and enjoy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Holy Innocents Day

Pledge of Allegiance Day

Chocolate Candy Day

Card Playing Day

On this day…

1831 – Charles Darwin sets sail on the HMS Beagle that will in his words, “determine his whole career”

1900 – The prohibitionist, Carrie Nation, destroys her first bar with her hatchet causing thousands of dollars in damage

1904 – J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan premieres at the Duke of York Theater in London

1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens

1934 – Persia is renamed Iran

1945 – The World Bank is created

1947 – Howdy Doody makes his television debut

Happy Birthday to…
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
he gave us the three major laws of planetary motion and backed up Copernicus’s theory of a sun-centered universe

Famous People
Louie Pasteur (1822-1895)
In addition to inventing the process of pasteurization, he also came up with vaccines for anthrax and rabies
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992)
This German born actress starred in such films as Shanghai Express, Desire and Just a Gigolo.  She had declared Hitler an idiot and was branded a traitor in Nazi Germany where her films were banned.  She was proud of her German heritage – just not that part.

Gerard Depardieu (1948- )
This popular French actor starred in over 200 movies such as Cyrano de Bergerac and The Three Musketeers

Famous People
Heather O’Rourke (1975-1988)
She was Carol Ann in the Poltergeist movies.  This charming girl had recurring roles on Happy Days and Webster and tragically died of cardiac arrest at the age of 12.
Bill Goldberg (1966- )
From NFL player to pro wrestler, this W.C.W. World Heavyweight Champion was known for his kicks, backflips and spears.  He was always asking – “Who’s next?”

Enjoy the day and make it your own

 Dear Heavenly Father may this COVID keep getting under control and may those who are suffering from it be healed.  Thank you, Father, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#StJohnDay, #NationalFruitcakeDay, #VisittheZooDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


One response to “Kev’s Daily Take On 12/27/2022”

  1. Just like a few fruitcakes, my poem about fruitcake still might be circling the globe. According to my family, I was a huge fan of “Howdy Doody.”


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