NASA’S DAY OF REMEMBRANCE focuses on the courage it takes to go up into space and those who paid the ultimate price doing so. It was on this day in 1967 that a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal claimed the lives of three astronauts – Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. The Challenger explosion in 1986 that happened right after takeoff, the Columbia disaster in 2003 and both of their crews are also remembered and honored on this day.
Family and Friends
NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY celebrates our best friend, our soul mate, and what they mean to us. Make time on this day for the both of you to enjoy each other’s company. Whether you go out for dinner or stay in and watch your favorite shows, make sure and let them know how much they matter to you.
TOAD HOLLOW DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT takes the concept of storyteller and college professor Ralph C. Morrison’s idea of using every day to spread kindness and encouragement. He would frequently use Toad Hollow in his stories that talked of doing good in the world. Toad Hollow was actually a high school that one of his students had attended which was on Knox Street in Kalamazoo Michigan.
On Today’s Menu…
GREEN JUICE DAY squeezes all of the nutrition and vitamins out of those green veggies and turns them into a drink. This could be a great way to keep those New Year’s Resolutions of living a healthier lifestyle.
NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY breaks up the day with this delicious treat. This hardened candy is made with caramelized sugar and nuts and while you have to be careful not to crack a tooth, you can certainly enjoy some crunchy bites.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Vietnam Peace Day
World Breast Pumping Day
Chocolate Cake Day
National Big Wig Day
On this day…
1784 – In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin tells her that he is dismayed that the eagle was chosen as the national symbol. In his opinion, it should have been the turkey.
1837 – Michigan becomes our 26th state
1840 – Antarctica is first identified as a continent by an American naval expedition led by Charles Wilkes
1945 – Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes the first city to fluoridate its water
1979 – The Dukes of Hazzard premiers on CBS
1980 – For the first time, the U.S. boycotts the Olympics. President Carter told Russia that if they did not pull out of Afghanistan, we would not come to the Moscow Games. They didn’t and we didn’t.
1981 – The 52 Americans that were held hostage in Iran for 444 days return to the U.S.
1988 – The Phantom of the Opera opens on Broadway
2020 – Basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others perish in a helicopter crash
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for who You are and for Your many blessings, which are too numerous to count. I pray this in Your loving name, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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Happy Birthday to Julia Boggs Dent, Douglas Macarthur, Bessie Coleman, Maria Von Trapp, Paul Newman, Eddie Van Halen, Ellen DeGeneres, and Wayne Gretzky
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