Kev’s Daily Take On 01/13/2023

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.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

KOREAN AMERICAN DAY commemorates the first Korean immigrants to come to the U.S. It was back in 1902, on this day, when 102 Koreans set sail for Honolulu.  Since then, we have enjoyed the culture they brought with them, their food and their customs. 

Education and Information

STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORIAL DAY remembers America’s first composer on his death date.  Born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1826, he composed over 200 songs including Camptown Races, Oh! Susanna, and My Old Kentucky Home.  He passed away at the age of 37 in 1864.

Following the Arts

POETRY BREAK DAY keeps our poetry streak going as we are given another chance to channel our inner poet.  Let out your Dickinson, Frost or Silverstein and bring the world some beautiful prose.

For Fun

QUITTERS DAY is actually encouraging.  Statistics show that most people who break their New Years Resolution, do so by today.  That doesn’t have to be you.  If you want to reach your goal, don’t let anything get in your way – You can do it!

NATIONAL RUBBER DUCK DAY falls on the birthday of Rubber Duckie – Big Bird and Ernie’s friend from Sesame Street.  The bathtub toy has been around since the late 1800’s and was actually inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2013.  In 2001, sales of these bobbing toys really took off, once it was reported that Queen Elizabeth had one (with a crown) in her bathtub. 

BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY falls on the first Friday the Thirteenth of the year.  You can shift the blame for a bad day or bad circumstances onto other people, but that never works. 

Dessert of the Day…

PEACH MELBA DAY celebrates the creation of this decadent dish.  French chef Auguste Escoffier put together peaches, vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce, named it after opera star Nellie Melba and served it to his guests.  I bet it tastes as good as it sounds.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Ratification Day

World Logic Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Vision Board Day

On this day…

1910 – The first public radio broadcast airs a live performance by Enrico Caruso from the Metropolitan Opera House

1942 – German pilot, Helmut Schenk, is the first one to use an ejection seat after his jet ices up

1966 – President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Department of Housing and Urban Development

1968 – Johnny Cash records his album – Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison in front of 2,000 inmates

1981 – Barbara Sonntag crochets 4,412 stitches in ½ hour, setting an American speed crocheting record

1995 – The first all-female crew competes in America’s Cup and wins the first race, but not the Cup

2021 – President Donald Trump is impeached for the 2nd time

Happy Birthday to…

Horatio Alger (1832-1899)
This author rose to popularity in the late 19th century with his rags-to-riches stories – one of his most popular was Ragged Dick: or Street Life in New York with the Bootblacks (1868)

Alfred C. Fuller (1885-1973)
He started the Fuller Brush Company

Hartford Courant
Sophie Tucker (1886-1966)
Her 62-year career found her on the stages of burlesque, vaudeville, nightclubs and music halls – she was known as “the last of the red-hot mamas.”

In Style
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961- )
Elaine from Seinfeld

Patrick Dempsey (1966- )
Dr. McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy and star of lot of romantic comedies
Shonda Rhimes (1970- )
She is best known for producing Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and Private Practice

Orlando Bloom (1977- )
He shot it straight as the elven archer, Legolas, in Lord of the Rings

New York Post
Liam Hemsworth (1990- )
The other Hemsworth starred in The Hunger Games and was a guest both on Saturday Night Live and The Muppets

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for all of the people you have healed.  May you continue to shine your love and blessings upon us.  In your name I pray this, Jesus, Amen.

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

#KoreanAmericanDay, #PeachMelbaDay, #QuittersDay, #StephenFosterMemorialDay, #GlutenFreeDay, #PoetryBreakDay, #NationalRubberDuckDay, #BlameSomeoneElseDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Horatio Alger, Alfred Fuller, Sophie Tucker, Patrick Dempsey, Shonda Rhimes, Orlando Bloom and Liam Hemsworth


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 01/13/2023”

  1. My youngest brother is one who has needed to follow a gluten-free lifestyle. He’s doing well with it.

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  2. That is good to hear. Is it an allergy that causes this?


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