HAPPY 314 DAY ST.LOUIS!!
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.
Celebrate You with…
Break out the pen and paper and celebrate WRITE YOUR STORY DAY. Everyone has a story to tell and putting yours down on paper somehow makes it a little more real. I bet you have a very interesting tale to pen.
Education and Information
The National Committee on Pay Equity brings us NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY. The day that this falls on is very significant in that today represents how much more women have to work into the year to make as much as men did last year. Women have come a long way and now make 83 cents to the $1.00 that men do, on the average. However, until they get paid what they deserve, this needs to keep moving forward. If a person can do the job – pay them fairly.
LEARN ABOUT BUTTERFLIES DAY comes in on a wing and a prayer. The prayer is for more flowers and habitats to be grown so as to give these gossamer beauties a place to do their thing. Just like the bees, they count on us to help them survive – and we count on them as well. With over 20,000 different types around the world, there is a lot to learn about these winged wonders.
Let’s celebrate a little math with NATIONAL PI DAY. 3/14 is the day to acknowledge the constant 3.14159265… which has been calculated to be the ratio between the circumference and diameter of a circle. There are two ways to celebrate this… either calculate the number until you get tired (it goes on forever) or grab a slice of your favorite pie – fruit, chocolate, pizza… it doesn’t matter – just pick one and indulge.
Break out those art supplies and bring on CHILDREN’S CRAFT DAY. If you have kiddos who need something to do – have them run around the yard first so they will get some energy out to listen – and get to creating masterpieces of glue, construction paper, popsicle sticks, glitter, and crayons.
On Today’s Menu…
You can’t eat just one on NATIONAL POTATO CHIP DAY. All the way back on August 24, 1853, Chef George Crum decided to slice his potatoes as thin as he could, fry them and add extra salt. Turns out he was on to something. Grab a bag of your favorite chips and dip away.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
National SBCD Day
Shoe the World Day
Peanut Lovers Day
Pears Helene Day
On this day…
1592 – At 6:53 and 58 seconds on this date – the ultimate “PI day” occurs – 3.14159265358
1764 – Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin.
1899 – Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin was issued the patent for the… yep, you guessed it… navigable balloon
1903 – President Theodore Roosevelt created the first wildlife refuge and would go on to create 54 more – man he was a cool President
1923 – President Warren G. Harding becomes the first President to pay income tax
1927 – Elsie Eaves becomes the first woman elected to the American Society of Civil Engineers
1950 – The first 10 Most Wanted list is published by the FBI
1958 – Perry Como’s To Catch a Falling Star earns the first Gold Record status
1964 – Jack Ruby is found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald – the assassin of President John Kennedy – and is the first televised courtroom verdict
2005 – U2 makes it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2011 – Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2017 – For the first time in 273 years, the world’s oldest golf club – Muirfield in Scotland – allows women as members
Happy Birthday to…
Billy Crystal (1948-) This funny guy got his breakthrough role as Jodie on Soap (1977-81), and would go on to star in Running Scared (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Analyze This (1999)
Simone Biles (1997- ) Has more medals – 30 – for gymnastics, than Quincy Jones has Grammys
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Most wonderful Father, thank You for Your blessings and may You continue to guide us and watch over us as we go through life. Thank You for your love. I pray this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
#NationalEqualPayDay, #PIDay, #WriteYourStoryDay, #PotatoChipDay, #ChildrensCraftDay, #LearnAboutButterfliesDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown
Happy Birthday to Lucy Hobbs Taylor, Casey Jones, Albert Einstein, Hank Ketcham, Frank Borman, Quincy Jones, Michael Caine, Billy Crystal, Stephan Curry, Simone Biles
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