Kev’s Daily Take On 01/16/2023

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…

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 Holidays


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

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

Bootleggers 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…

The Financial Times
Andre Michelin (1853-1931)
He, his brother and their detachable-pneumatic tires would change the auto industry
Frank Zamboni (1901-1988)
Guess what he invented

Ethel Merman (1909-1984)
She entertained us on Broadway and the Big Screen with her acting, singing and comedy – She is best known for Hello Dolly, Gypsy and Call Me Madam

tDizzy Dean (1911-1974)
A colorful pitcher for the Cardinals, he only played for five seasons, but he made each one count.  In that time, he won 120 games, and was both the league strikeout leader and league game winner four times.
Dian Fossey (1932-1985)
She loved her mountain gorillas and established a research center for them.  However, her conservation efforts were not applauded by poachers and smugglers, and she was found murdered in her bed in 1985.  That crime has never been solved.
A.J. Foyt (1935- )
The only race car driver to win the Indy 500 (4 times), Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans

Screen Rant
John Carpenter (1948- )
My son’s favorite director – known for Halloween and The Thing
Albert Pujols (1980- )
This Cardinals player’s bat earned him 2 World Series Championships, numerous MVP awards, Rookie of the Year and 10 trips to the All-Star Game.  Oh yeah, he hit 703 home runs in his career.

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 CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#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


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 01/16/2023”

  1. Albert Pujoles just let his bat do his talking. Kev, I sense that you perhaps have a passion for baseball. I grew up in a community where baseball was a big deal.


  2. Growing up in St. Louis, listening to the Cardinals games on a transistor radio, I even played little league, lol. The ’94 strike, however, left a bitter taste in my mouth, and made me see the business side of this game. I didn’t waatch any games for a couple of years after that. Who’s your team?


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