Kev’s Daily Take On 01/18/2023

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.

GOURMET COFFEE DAY is a perfect way to start the day.  Why not get a little fancy, and foo-foo up your morning cup of joe.  Indulge yourself a little, you deserve it.

Education and Information

NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY celebrates, commemorates, honors, marks and observes that book, tome, written work that expands, elaborates, and enlarges our wonderful, delightful and marvelous language.

For Fun

WINNIE THE POOH DAY takes us into 100-acre Woods to hang out with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit and Owl.  A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin would go visit a black bear at the London Zoo named Winnie and was the inspiration for the wonderful tales.  It is also A. A’s birthday today.

On the Menu

PEKING DUCK DAY takes a while to prepare but is worth the wait.  It takes around 48 hours of drying, basting and cooking to bring this dish to the table.  The results are crispy skinned, tender slices of meat.  I have got to try this sometime.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Get to Know Your Customers Day

National Popcorn Day

Gun Appreciation Day

Good Memory Day

World Quark Day

Women’s Healthy Weight Day

On this day…

1911 – Lt. Eugene B. Ely successfully makes the first landing of a plane on the deck of a ship

1919 – Owen Bentley founds Bentley Motors

1958 – Willie O’Ree becomes the first African American to play in the NHL, taking the ice for the Boston Bruins

1983 – The Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpes gold medals after they were taken from him back in 1912.  He had taken first place in the decathlon and pentathlon but had his medals stripped when it was found he had gotten paid to play baseball a year before. 

2016 – Oxfam publishes a report indicating that the world’s 62 richest people have as much wealth as half of the world’s population

Happy Birthday to…

The Daily Telegraph
Peter Roget (1779-1869)
He gave us the Thesaurus
Joseph Glidden (1813-1906)
Invented barbed wire which brought an end to the open range and set up the land for farming

Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931)
This physician performed the first successful heart surgery

The Times of India
A.A. Milne (1882-1956)
He gave us the wonderful stories of Winnie the Pooh

Fine Art America
Carey Grant (1904-1986)
A true Hollywood classic

Famous People
Danny Kaye (1913-1987)
This talented entertainer brought his physical comedy to the big screen starring in blockbusters like White Christmas, The Court Jester and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Kevin Costner (1955- )
He Danced with Wolves, played in a Field of Dreams, survived The Big Chill and is currently residing in Yellowstone

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dearest Heavenly Father, may You bless all who read this and may You watch over and protect them.  In Jesus’ name I ask this, Amen.  

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

#GourmetCoffeeDay, #NationalThesaurusDay, #WinniethePoohDay, #NationalPekingDuckDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Peter Roget, Joseph Glidden, Daniel Hale Williams, A.A. Milne, Carey Grant, Danny Kaye, and Kevin Costner


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