A Tip of the Hat Goes to…
NATIONAL FIRST LADIES’ DAY falls on the inauguration of the first President, which also falls on the inauguration of the first First Lady. They say every successful man has a good woman behind them – in the cases of our Presidents – this couldn’t be truer.
Awareness Spotlight shines on…
NATIONAL KISS OF HOPE DAY is about being there for families in need. Everyone needs help now and then and the Kiss of Hope Foundation is there to hand out resources, food, clothing and whatever else may be needed.
Our Flowering Friends
While we are practicing our horticulture, let’s celebrate NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY. Before the Germans invaded France in WWII, Francis Meilland sent clippings of his tea rose he had cultivated over several years to different countries to preserve them. The cream-colored rose was sent to Italy, Turkey, Germany, and the U.S. At the first meeting of the United Nations, in 1945, each delegate was given a peace rose.
Education and Information
NATIONAL SENSE OF SMELL DAY is sponsored by the Sense of Smell Institute and challenges us to use that schnoz. Do a little more sniffing today and appreciate the aroma of life.
NATIONAL POOL OPENING DAY comes just in time for warmer weather. The water may be a little chilly, but it is a good time to get the cover off and get that pool ready for swimming season.
On Today’s Menu…
Butter and garlic make a great combo – throw some lemon juice, white wine, and shrimp in there and, voila, you have one succulent meal. NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY encourages us to get our seafood on with some tasty shrimp that has been flavored and seasoned. Don’t pass this one up.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
National Sarcoidosis Day
National Honesty Day
Oatmeal Cookie Day
Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Bubble Tea Day
Military Brats Day
National Mah Jong Day
National Prepareathon Day
National Raisin Day
On this day…
1845 – Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris Jr. open the first African American law practice in the U.S.
1852 – Peter Roget publishes his Thesaurus
1925 – Dr. Florence Rena Sabin becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge is completed with the driving of the “golden rivet”.
1968 – Broadway sees the premiere of “Hair”
1986 – Roger Clemons strikes out 20 batters in one game – that’s a lot of X’s
1992 – After four white police officers are acquitted of beating Rodney King, riots break out in Los Angeles
2004 – The WWII Monument opens in Washington DC
2004 – The last Oldsmobile rolls off the assembly line
2011 – Prince William marries Kate Middleton
2018 – The Simpsons becomes the longest running TV show after its 636th episode surpasses Gunsmoke
2018 – Sweden confirms – through it’s official Twitter account – that Swedish meatballs originated in Turkey
Happy Birthday to…
And a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a lady who loves life, has a big heart and is not afraid to let you know what’s on her mind –
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MINDA!!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
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
#FirstLadiesDay, #KissOfHopeDay, #PeaceRoseDay, #SenseOfSmellDay, #ShrimpScampiDay, #PoolOpeningDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown
Happy Birthday to #WilliamRandolphHeast, #DukeEllington, #WillieNelson, #JerrySeinfeld, #MichellePfiefer, #DanielDayLewis, #AndreAgassi, #UmaThurman
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