Kev’s Daily Take On 02/01/20233

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

Women’s Sport’s Foundation

GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY celebrates all female athletes.  It doesn’t matter where you are in life, if you want to participate you can do it.  Women who play sports are more likely to graduate from college, have high confidence levels and learn how to work with a team.  My sister is a glowing example.  She started off running with AAU clubs, went on to specialize in track and field, set some national records, coached at the college level and eventually became an Athletic Director.  Ladies, keep up the good work.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…


NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY is observed 158 years after President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery.  Let freedom ring out loud and clear today as we acknowledge one of this country’s greatest attributes.

Celebrate You with…

U.S. Figure Skating founded NATIONAL GET UP DAY.  Ice skaters often have to pick themselves back up after falling and so do the rest of us at certain times in life.  It really isn’t about getting knocked down, but how many times you get back up, look the problem in the eye and say – “I am still standing”.

On Today’s Menu…

The Courier

Charles Ranhofer, a chef at Delmonico’s capitalized on the controversial purchase of the Alaska Territory and came up with a dish to symbolize the event.  NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY is our dessert of the day.  Ice cream on top of sponge cake and then slightly toasted with a shell of meringue is unique, just like the purchase of “Seward’s Folly”.  I am going to have to try this sometime.

Next, we celebrate one of the healthier treats with NATIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DAY.  No sugar or milk is added giving this bittersweet chocolate fewer calories and more antioxidants.  There are so many ways to celebrate this day so indulge a little.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Groundhog Day


Heavenly Hash Day

Optimist Day

National Tater Tot Day

California Kiwifruit Day

On this day…

1790 – The U.S. Supreme Court convenes for the first time

1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery

1894 – The first Oxford English Dictionary is published

1896 – Giacomo Puccini’s opera, La Boehme premiers in Turin, Italy

1965 – Martin Luther King and 700 other demonstrators are arrested in Selma, Alabama

1972 – Hewlett-Packard introduces the first hand-held calculator – for $395

1982 – Late Night with David Letterman premiers – with special guest, Bill Murray

2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia breaks apart during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere – killing all seven of the crew.  Those aboard were Commander Rick Husband, pilot William McCool, payload commander Michael Anderson, flight engineer Kalpana Chawla, mission specialists David Brown and Laurel Clark, and payload specialist Ilan Ramon

2004 – “Nipplegate” occurs during the Super Bowl halftime show when Janet Jackson suffers a “wardrobe malfunction”

Happy Birthday to…

Fine Art America
Hattie Caraway (1878-1950)
She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate

True West Magazine
John Ford (1895-1973)
He knew how to direct a film

Fine Art America
Clark Gable (1901–1960)
“The King of Hollywood”

Atlanta Blackstar
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
American poet who is best known for “Harlem”

Vivian Mair (1926-2009)
Street photographer whose historic collection did not see the day of light until after her death
Sherman Hemsley (1938-2012)
George Jefferson
Lisa Marie Presley (1968-2023)
The daughter of “The King” – we are still mourning her
Julia Garner (1994- )
You know her as Ruth on Ozark and Anna Delvey from Inventing Anna

Enjoy the day and make it your own

LORD, thank You for your faithfulness, discipline and love.  Please guide us in the way we should go and continue to shine Your  light and blessings on us.  I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#GirlsandWomeninSportsDay, #NationalFreedomDay, #DarkChocolateDay, #GetUpDay, #BakedAlaskaDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown 

Happy Birthday to Hattie Caraway, John Ford, Clark Gable, Langston Hughes, Vivian Mair, Sherman Hemsley, Lisa Marie Presley, Julia Garner


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