Awareness Spotlight shines on…
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY honors the man who had to be silenced with a bullet to stop his crusade for equality. He was a theologian, activist, speaker and father who gave a voice to so many folks who would otherwise never be heard. His dreams and his visions live on and can be seen in the progress that has been made in the Civil Rights Arena. We still have a ways to go, but as long as we keep working at it, his memory will be honored.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY makes us very thankful that we can worship any way we choose in this country without fear of ridicule, imprisonment or even death. That is certainly not the case in other parts of the world. As a matter of fact, some of the more restrictive countries are becoming stricter.
A Tip of the Hat Goes to…
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS DAY gives these brave souls the recognition they deserve. Elementary school kids are a different kind of animal, and this lot knows how to handle them. Not only do they train young minds but are there to deal with all kinds of situations with infinite patience. Thank you for what you do.
Education and Information
WITHOUT A SCALPEL DAY looks at the minimally invasive procedures that use image guidance to heal the body. This style of treatment requires no surgery and leaves no scars. Using X-rays and other imaging techniques, cancer, heart disease and back pain are just some of the diseases that can be treated. I have had the ultrasonic wave machine used on me to bust up some kidney stones. If you can benefit from these noninvasive procedures, I highly recommend them. Go to the Interventional Initiative to learn more.
On Today’s Menu…
NATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY breaks into this pack of delicious and slightly healthy cookies
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
International Mentoring Day
Hot Buttered Rum Day
Customer Service Day
On this day…
1605 – Miguel de Cervantes masterpiece, Don Quixote is published
1883 – President Chester Arthur creates the Civil Service System
1919 – The states ratify the 18th Amendment which is the start of Prohibition
1939 – Superman debuts in the newspaper comics
1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson creates the Department of Transportation
2005 – Romanian university lecturer Adriana Iliescu becomes the oldest birth mother in the world at 66 years old
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Most amazing God, we thank you for being able to live in a land where we can worship you without fear. Other places are not so. Please guide and protect those who are seeking you and may these other countries ease up on their restrictions. I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
#MartinLutherKingJrDay, #ReligiousFreedomDay, #ElementarySchoolTeachersDay, #FigNewtonDay, #WithoutaScalpelDay, #Enjoytheedayandmakeityourown
Happy Birthday to Albert Pujols, Dizzy Dean, Andre Michelin, Ethel Merman, Dian Fossey, A.J. Foyt, John Carpenter and Frank Zamboni
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