Kev’s Daily Take On 04/25/2023

 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…

A couple of folks get our deep appreciation today and first up is the guy who cleans out our pipes.  NATIONAL HUG A PLUMBER DAY gives these trained professionals their due.  They keep the water running, the pipes clear and are there when we need them.  Thank you for that.


NATIONAL HAIRSTYLISTS APPRECIATION DAY is full of color and trim.  These gals and guys keep us looking good and feeling good about ourselves.  Going to school, getting licensed and keeping up with the latest trends are all part of the job.  Our hat is tipped to all of you.

Tee Public

NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY is all about the people who put the books back, help us find them in the first place, answer our questions and show us how to operate the equipment. Thank you for giving us a hand and for doing what you do.

Education and Information

Stack Exchange

NATIONAL TELEPHONE DAY rings in loud and clear.  Today we celebrate the invention that we can’t live without.  We have been talking on the phone since 1876 and it took a little over 100 years for this device to go mobile and then a little over 10 years for it to get smart.  Today there are over 9 billion mobile phones in use as well as 9 million land lines.  Communication is a good thing, and we thank Alexander Graham Bell, Elisha Gray and Antonio Meucci for their innovative genius.  All three put in for patent for the telephone around the same time, AGB was just the first one to receive it.

On Today’s Menu…


 Let’s go to the kitchen and celebrate NATIONAL ZUCCHINI BREAD DAY.  A little flour, sugar, butter, some eggs, spices and of course, zucchini, all mixed together and baked will yield a tasty dish that just begs to have some butter slathered on it.    

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Administrative Professionals Day – Secretary’s Day

Denim Day – wear your denim in support for victims of sexual abuse

Kids and Pets Day

National Pretzel Day

Bookmobile Day

Get Organized Day

Help a Horse Day

National Dissertation Day

On this day…

1719 – Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, considered to be the first English novel, is published

1859 – Construction begins on the Suez Canal

1928 – Morris Frank is the first U.S. citizen to receive a guide dog – a German Shepherd named Buddy

1945 – American forces from the East meet Russian forces from the West at the Elbe River fortifying their fronts and signaling an end to WWII

1947 – President Harry S. Truman gets a bowling alley for the White House

1953 – James Dewey Watson and Francis Crick submit a paper outlining the structure of DNA

1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway is opened – connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes

1961 – Robert N. Noyce receives a patent for the semiconductor

1976 – During a Cubs game, 2 fans try to set an American flag on fire but are stopped when centerfielder, Rick Monday, rescues the flag

1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope is launched

2014 – Flint Michigan’s water source is switched from Detroit Water and Sewer to the Flint River causing severe health problems for the residents

2021 – Chloe Zhao is the first person of color to win an Oscar for best director – Nomadland (2020)

Happy Birthday to…

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)
This soldier/statesman brought England back into play as a major European power after it went into decline with the death of Queen Elizabeth I, earning a very cool title – Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland – if that was my title, I’d have a belt buckle made

John Frank Stevens (1853-1943)
Had a hand in building the Great Northern Railroad and was the chief engineer of the Panama Canal
Guglielmo Marconi (1892-1937)
This Physics Nobel Prize winner gave us the radio

Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)
His name is synonymous with integrity and was such a good tv and radio news broadcaster, he had an award named after him
Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)
The “First Lady of Song” and the “Queen of Jazz” won 13 Grammys
Albert King (1923-1992)
This blues legend, along with his guitar, Lucy, showed guitarists everywhere how to bend a string and influenced the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Joe Walsh
Meadowlark Lemon (1932-2015)
Led the Harlem Globetrotters with his half court hook shot and would later go on to become a preacher
Al Pacino (1940- )
“Huah” – Scent of a Woman (1992), this man gives 110% of himself in every performance including Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972), Tony Montana in Scarface (1983) and Lefty in Donny Brasco (1997).  If I left out your favorites, I apologize, there are just too many to list.

Hank Azaria (1964- )
Besides lending his voice to several endeavors – including The Simpsons (1989-2023), 738 episodes – he was Nat the dog walker in Mad About You (1995-1999), Agador in The Birdcage (1996) and a troubled psychiatrist in Huff (2004-2006)

Closer Weekly
Renee Zellweger (1969- )
This entertaining actress shows up in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Chicago (2002), and The Thing About Pam (2022)

 For we all have sinned and we all have fallen short of the glory of God, and we all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. – Romans 3:23-24

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#HugAPlumberDay, #HairstylistAppreciationDay, #LibraryWorkersDay, #zucchiniBreadDay, #NationalTelephoneDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #OliverCromwell, #JohnFrankStevens, #GuglielmoMarconi, #EdwardRMurrow, #EllaFitzgerald, #AlbertKing, #MeadowlarkLemon, #AlPacino, #HankAzaria, #ReneeZelweger


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