Awareness Spotlight shines on…
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PINK was started in Canada after a couple of high school students witnessed a gay student being harassed for wearing a pink shirt. They promptly went and bought 50 pink shirts for everyone to wear and started this anti-bullying campaign in 2007. It doesn’t matter if you agree with someone’s choices, there is never any reason to bully anyone.
Family and Friends
Next, we celebrate those who tend to walk their own path with NATIONAL ONLY CHILD DAY. Having no brothers and sisters has its advantages and disadvantages – you get all the attention – but sometimes you may not want it. Some famous only children: Robin Williams, Betty White, Drew Barrymore, Samuel Jackson, Tiger Woods, Chelsea Clinton, Charles Lindbergh, and Ryan Cox.
Celebrate You with…
The Honolulu Sea Hawkers started NATIONAL FOR TWELVES DAY to show their appreciation for the 12th player on the team – you – the football fan. Any sports fanatic can celebrate and revel in the idea that they can be part of the team – for the day.
Education and Information
NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY blows in to remember a record-breaking gust. In 1934, at Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, wind speeds were recorded at 231 mph. That’ll sweep ya off your feet.
On Today’s Menu…
I could go into the history of NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY but instead of boring you, just head into the kitchen, heat up the griddle and lay down butter, bread, cheese, cheese, bread, and butter – then flip. Make it light brown on the outside and gooey on the inside. Some people work in mayo, but that’s a trick beyond me. Here’s one for ya – butter, bread, pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, cheese, pizza sauce, bread, and butter – flip.
This one’s for you Dad – NATIONAL LICORICE DAY. Extracted from the licorice plant, this particular flavor was first used as a medicine. Put into teas, drinks and of course, candy, it can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt. My Dad loved black licorice and I think it is a good day to enjoy some.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
National Thomas Jefferson Day
Peach Cobbler Day
Make Lunch Count Day
National Scrabble Day
On This Day
1861 – Fort Sumter is fired upon by Confederate forces – signifying the start of the Civil War
1877 – A catcher’s mask is used in a baseball game for the first time
1954 – Bill Haley and the Comets record Rock Around the Clock
1955 – Dr.’s Jonas Salk and Thomas Francis Jr. announce, from the University of Michigan, that the polio vaccine is 90% effective in preventing paralytic polio
1961 – Yuri Gagarin is the first person to go into space – he orbited the Earth, re-entered the atmosphere, parachuted out of his spacecraft and landed safely on the ground – I wanna do that
1981 – The Space Shuttle is launched for the first time
2022 – The world passes the 500 millionth mark in COVID cases
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the LORD. – Psalm 117
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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Happy Birthday to #ImogenCunningham, #BeverlyCleary, #PeterSafar, #HerbieHancock, #EdONeill, #TomClancy, #DavidLetterman, #ShannenDoherty
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