The 265th Radio Research Company is honored on NATIONAL YELLOW BAT DAY. Their main mission was to provide intelligence to the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. They would usually gather this info at night, under secrecy, hence the Yellow Bat that was their uniform insignia. After landing in Vietnam, they soon learned of the North’s plans to launch an offensive during the Vietnamese holiday of Tet. Not too many troops believed them since there was always a truce on this day. The 265th and the 101st were ready though, and the Vietcong never pushed through their positions. With the sensitive nature concerning this group, not too many people even realized what they had done until decades later. Gentlemen, our thanks, and salute are not near enough for what you did, but you have them both.
Our Furry Friends
For all of you owners of those slobbering, wrinkled, snaggle-toothed canines it is time to celebrate NATIONAL LOVE YOUR BULL DOG DAY. Whether you have a French, American or English bull dog, give that pooch a big hug and an extra treat today.
Education and Information
NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY falls on the birthday of its founder, Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel. Friedrich was ahead of his time and believed children learned through play and experience. He opened his first “garden for the children” in Blankenburg Germany in 1837. However, the government didn’t agree with his methods and shut him down. The rest of the world liked what it saw, adopted his teaching style, and incorporated it into their school systems. The first kindergarten opened in the U.S. in 1856.
On Today’s Menu…
Grab a handful of NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEW DAY and taste the sweet and salty experience. Whoever was the first one to cover up those delicious cashews in sweet chocolate had a great idea. Now, that is something I can get behind.
It is no coincidence that NATIONAL TEA DAY falls on Queen Elizabeth’s birthday as the British are noted for their tea times. The Chinese were the first ones to figure out how to brew the stuff, but it was Catherine of Braganza, who married King Charles II, in 1662, and her dowry of several crates of loose-leaf tea that got the Brits drinking this beverage. Enjoy a cup of hot Oolong or a nice cold glass of iced tea – as for me – I have recently discovered the pleasantries of chai tea.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
Girl Scout Leader’s Day
Jelly Bean Day
Record Store Day
On this day…
753 B.C. (or thereabouts) – Rome is founded
1836 – Sam Houston leads the Texas Militia and defeats the forces of General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto – this would lead to Texas gaining their independence from Mexico
1918 – The infamous German fighter ace, Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), is shot down and killed over France
1956 – Elvis’s Heartbreak Hotel reaches #1 in the charts
1962- The Seattle World’s Fair opens with the newest addition to the Seattle Skyline – The Space Needle
1967 – GM rolls its 100,000,000th car off the production line
1977 – That famous red-headed orphan, Annie, opens on Broadway
1986 – 30 million viewers tune in to watch Geraldo Rivera open Al Capone’s vault on live TV. Speculation about what would be found in the sealed space went to money, booze and even treasure. The only thing to be found was a couple of empty beer bottles.
1989 – Chinese students protest their government in Tiananmen Square in Beijing
1993 – Walker, Texas Ranger debuts on CBS –
Happy Birthday to…
Most Awesome God, please heal those who are suffering from depression. May Your light pierce their darkness and bring hope and healing. I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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Happy Birthday to #FrierichFrobel, #CharlotteBronte, #JohnMuir, #AnthonyQuinn, #QueenElizabeth, #JamesDobson, #TonyDanza, #TonyRomo
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