Kev’s Daily Take On 04/22/2023

 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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…


In 1982, the Girl Scouts of America started NATIONAL GIRL SCOUTS LEADER’S DAY.  Around 750,000 volunteers help run the program, set an example, and teach the young ladies about commitment, respect, and confidence.  Show them your appreciation today.

Education and Information


Here is one that has gained traction over the years – EARTH DAY.  Focusing on the preservation of our planet, the Earth Day movement was started in 1969.  After seeing the horrible effects of an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Senator Gaylord Nelson called for all Americans to start taking care of the environment together.  This prompted the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water and Air Act as well as Endangered Species Acts.  While we do our part every day, we can use this day to think about diminishing our carbon footprint, and celebrating this glorious place that we inhabit.

For Fun

RECORD STORE DAY has us seeking out those must have vinyl albums with the awesome covers and inside jackets.  They are definitely making a comeback and chances are you can find just about any record that you can remember.  It’s not just about nostalgia either, newer acts are putting their music on these discs as well.

On Today’s Menu…


This day should come before Easter – NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY.  These little gems are tasty and sweet – well, depending on which flavor you’re chewing on.  William Schrafft brought them into the public’s eye during the Civil War and we have been snacking on them ever since.  One of the more famous partakers of these candies was President Reagan, who made sure to have red, white, and blue jelly beans present at his inauguration ceremony.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Army Reserves Birthday

Lost Dog Awareness Day

Cherry Cheesecake Day

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Take a Chance Day

 National Picnic Day

On this day…

1864 – The Coinage Act is passed, which allowed “In God We Trust” to be placed on our coins

1876 – The first National League baseball game is played with the Boston Red Caps beating the Philadelphia Athletics 6-5.

1889 – The Oklahoma Land Rush started at noon on this day which saw thousands of homesteaders looking to make their claim.  A lot of them got there sooner than noon – which is where the term Oklahoma Sooners comes from – not making this up

1945 – Hitler realizes the war is lost and tells everyone in his bunker that suicide is the only recourse

1978 – Jake and Elwood Blues (aka The Blues Brothers) perform on Saturday Night Live for the first time

2001 – Everybody’s favorite ogre, Shrek premiers in California

2016 – More than 170 countries sign the Paris Agreement on climate change in an effort to curb greenhouse gas concentrations

Happy Birthday to…
J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967)
American physicist who led the development of the nuclear bomb

Eddie Albert (1906-2005)
He was one of the first to act in TV as he performed in private performances in 1936 for RCA, before television was introduced to the public.  He served in the Navy during WWII and earned a Bronze Star for rescuing up to 70 Marines while under heavy fire in the Battle of Tarawa.  You can see him in The Longest Day (1962), Green Acres (1965-1971), and The Borrowers (1973) among many other shows and movies
Bettie Page (1923-2008)
The “Queen of Pinups” was able to sustain her modeling career for years and was the top pinup model from 1951 until 1959 when she became born again and gave her life to the Lord.
Jack Nicholson (1937-)
One of the most impersonated actors on the planet – Easy Rider (1969), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and The Shining (1980) are just some of his standout works

Janet Evanovich (1943- )
Author who gave us bounty hunter Stephanie Plum

Steve Fossett (1944-2007?)
Adventurer who was the first to solo in a balloon around the world and the first to solo a non-stop global flight in an airplane.  On September 3, 2007, he disappeared while flying on a scouting mission in western Nevada.  His remains were found in October 2008.
Ryan Stiles (1959- )
Talented improv comedian who is showcased on The Drew Carey Show (1995-2004)
Amber Heard (1986- )
You can catch this actress in her roles as Piper in Drive Angry (2011) and Mera in Aquaman (2018)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#EarthDay, #GirlScoutLeadersDay, #NationalJellyBeanDay, #RecordStoreDay, #EnjoyTheDayAndMakeItYourOwn

Happy Birthday to #JRobertOppenheimer, #EddieAlbert, #BettiePage, #JackNicholson, #JanetEvanovich, #SteveFossett, #RyanStiles, #AmberHeard


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