Kev’s Daily Take On 04/11/2023


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…

NATIONAL LIVING DONOR DAY was founded by the Living Liver Foundation to bring awareness about the importance of organ donation.  Signing up to donate your organs after you die is a selfless act and agreeing to donate an organ or some tissue while you are still alive goes one step farther.  If you feel compelled to participate in this noble act – God bless you.

Our Furry Friends

NATIONAL PET DAY puts Fido and Fluffy in the spotlight for the day.  Let’s give them some extra lovin’s, treats and attention – after all, they are a part of the family.

For Fun

Fine Art America

BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY falls on the anniversary of when the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing was founded in 1938.   An ad in the St. Louis Post dispatch from 1938 for joining this society reads “All we ask is that said prospective member THINK he can sing.” It may seem a little outdated, but when they hit those notes, these groups sound fantastic.

EIGHT TRACK TAPE DAY takes us wayyy back as we celebrate the music medium that is an iconic symbol of the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s.  William Lear – the same guy who designed jet airplanes – came up with the idea in 1965.  Ford started installing them in their cars in 1966 and this fad took off.  The last major artist to go on one of these babies was Fleetwood Mac.  If you still have one that works, bust that sucker out and enjoy.

On Today’s Menu…

CHEESE FONDUE DAY says there is no time to be skipping, let’s get right to the dipping.  Break out that fondue pot, light the sterno, melt the cheese and dip those breads, meats, and veggies.  It is fun and social – the only rule of course is – no double dipping.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

International Day of Pink – wear pink for support

National Only Child Day

National For Twelves Day

Big Wind Day

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

National Licorice Day

On this day…

1890 – Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station

1900 – The Navy acquires its first modern submarine – The Holland VI – It cost $160,000

1921 – The first live sports event to be broadcast on radio airs the boxing bout between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee

1970 – Apollo 13 launches from Cape Canaveral and has it’s mission aborted after an oxygen tank explodes on the way to the moon

1976 – Steve Wozniak’s Apple I computer goes out to the public

1986 – Halley’s Comet comes closest to the Earth as it ever had (as far as we know) – 39 million miles

2000 – Comerica Park in Detroit opens

2012 – The Avengers storms into movie theaters

Happy Birthday to…

Percy Julian (1899-1975)
This chemist was able to give us cortisone from soybeans as well as earning 130 other patents

Washington Post
Dalia “Dale” Messick (1906-2005)
This cartoonist gave us the comic strip Brenda Starr: Reporter
Jane Bolin (1908-2007)
She was the first African American woman to graduate from Yale Law School and the first African American female judge in the U.S.

Famous People
Ethel Kennedy (1928- )
She was the wife of Bobby Kennedy and is a human rights activist

New York Daily News
Joel Grey (1932- )
He has Oscars, Tonys and Grammys and you can see him in Cabaret (1972), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and The Player (1992)

Jennifer Esposito (1973- )
She was Jeannie in The Sunshine Boys (1996), Stacy on Spin City (1997-1999) and Jackie on Blue Bloods (2010-2012)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most awesome God, we pray for those needing organ transplants.  Be with them and their loved ones as they go through this process and give them strength and healing.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#LivingDonorDay, #NationalPetDay, #CheeseFondueDay, #EightTrackTapeDay, #BarbershopQuartetDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown Happy Birthday to #PercyJulian, #DaleMessick, #EthelKennedy, #JoelGrey, #JenniferEsposito


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