Kev’s Daily Take On 01/30/2023

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…

SCHOOL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE AND PEACE was started by the Spanish poet Llorenc Vidal Vidal on the death date of Mahatma Gandhi.  School should be the setting for finding ways to deal with problems peacefully and for the students to do so in an atmosphere that is free from violence.  I pray that these school shootings come to an end and that our children and teens can thrive in a classroom that fosters learning and creativity.

Celebrate You with…


ESCAPE DAY is all about leaving the stress behind and living a carefree life – if only for a short time.  Don’t let the negative vibes build up, lose yourself in a book or go visit a favorite spot with your favorite people.  The real world will wait for you.

For Fun


Let’s get poppin’ with BUBBLE WRAP DAY.  It was accidentally created when Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding sealed two shower curtains together, creating layers of bubbles.  Their first thought with what to do with this new invention was to use it as wallpaper.  That didn’t work so well.  However, when IBM started using it to pack their computers, viola, it found its place in the world.

On Today’s Menu…

It is time to flake out with NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY.  This layered pastry is concocted by folding butter into the dough creating laminations.  August Zang, an officer in the Austrian Military is credited with introducing the croissant in 1839.  They make tasty sandwiches, pastries or even sticking a hot dog into to make some pigs in blankets.  August may turn over in his grave on that one, but they are delicious.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

National Hot Chocolate Day

Hug an Economist Day

National Backward Day

Brandy Alexander Day

Eat Your Brussel Sprouts Day

On this day…

1873 – Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” is published

1933 – The Lone Ranger rides onto the airwaves of radio for the first time

1933 – Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolph Hitler as Chancellor of Germany.  This prompts his former General from WWI and colleague, Erich Ludendorff, to write a letter to Hindenburg saying “this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery”.

1945 – An estimated 9,000 people are killed in the greatest Maritime disaster in history when the German ocean liner, Wilhelm Gustloff is sunk by a Soviet submarine

1946 – The U.S. Mint puts the Roosevelt dimes into circulation

1948 – Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated while on his way to a prayer meeting by a Hindu fanatic

1958 – The first two-way moving sidewalk is installed at Love Field Air terminal in Dallas.

1972 – 13 unarmed protestors are shot dead by British Army Paratroopers in Northern Ireland – this would be known as “Bloody Sunday”

1975 – Erno Rubik brings us his cube

Happy Birthday to…

North County Public Radio 
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)
Our 32nd President who got us through the Great Depression and World War II.  He was the only president to serve 4 terms
Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013)
Invented the mouse, the digital one – not the rodent
Gene Hackman (1930-)
Great actor who has the Oscars and the Golden Globes to show for it
Dick Cheney (1941- )
Our 46th Vice-President probably couldn’t play Christian Bale
Phil Collins (1951- )
Great drummer and singer whose drum fill on In the Air Tonight is probably the most “air drummed” of all time
Christian Bale (1974- )
He has portrayed Moses, Batman and Dick Cheney.  He is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his roles to life and it shows.
Becky Lynch (1987- )
This Irish lass is nothing to be trifled with.  This two-time W.W.E. Women’s Smackdown champion wrestling skills have earned her the titles of World Queens of Champion and Supergirl Wrestling Champion 


Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we would ask for You to place a hedge of protection around our schools -for our children and the staff to be kept safe.  We ask for peace in the schools and for these mass shootings to stop.  In Your most powerful name, Jesus, I ask this, Amen.

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

#SchoolDayofNonViolenceandPeace, #CroissantDay, #BubbleWrapDay, #EscapeDay, #Enjooythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas Engelbart, Gene Hackman, Dick Cheney, Phil Collins, Christian Bale, Becky Lynch


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