Kev’s Daily Take On 04/21/2023

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.

Military Honors

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.

HELLO! Magazine

 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

Earth Day

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…

Library Thing
Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (1782-1852)
Gave us Kindergarten to help children learn through play and experience

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
Gave us Jane Eyre
John Muir (1838-1914)
Co-founded the Sierra Club

Anthony Quinn (1915-2001)
He was a boxer, painter, musician, and preacher before he turned to acting and starred in The Guns of Navarone (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Zorba the Greek (1964)
Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch will always be remembered for her poise, dignity, and strength.  RIP Queen Elizabeth

The Gazette
James Dobson (1936- )
His Focus on the Family ministry has helped guide so many when it comes to family matters – including myself
Tony Danza (1951- )
He was Tony on Taxi (1978-1983), Tony on Who’s the Boss (1984-1992) and Tony on The Tony Danza Show (1997-1998)
Tony Romo (1980-)
Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for 14 years

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 CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#NationalYellowBatDay, #NationalTeaDay, #LoveYourBulldogDay, #ChocolateCoveredCashewDay, #NationalKindergartenDay, #EnjoyTheDayandMakeItYourOwn

Happy Birthday to #FrierichFrobel, #CharlotteBronte, #JohnMuir, #AnthonyQuinn, #QueenElizabeth, #JamesDobson, #TonyDanza, #TonyRomo


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