Kev’s Daily Take On 05/23/2023

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…

MEDICAL CODER DAY gives a big thank you to these folks who keep our medical institutions running with the correct data.  In this day and age, the amount of information involved in dealing with medicine is staggering and they keep it all straight.  Thank you for what you do.

For Fun


“See a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck”.  NATIONAL LUCKY PENNY DAY hopes to bring you good luck as we celebrate the smallest currency amount that still spends.  By itself it doesn’t buy much, collect a bunch of them and you will have some spending power.  The first penny came along around 790 A.D. over in England while the U.S. struck its first one in 1787.  Ben Franklin designed that one which read “Mind Your Business” on one side and “We are One” on the other.  May this day bring you plenty of good luck.

On Today’s Menu…

Let’s stretch out our day with NATIONAL TAFFY DAY.  This candy is made from boiled sugar, butter, and flavoring.  Salt water taffy is probably the most well-known and it does come in more flavors than you can imagine.  At one time you could use that lucky penny you found to buy a piece from the drug store.  I’d say it’s a good day to enjoy some – just be careful of your teeth.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Endless Breakfast Day

Aviation Maintenance Technicians Day

Brothers Day

Caterers Day

National Escargot Day

National Asparagus Day

Scavenger Hunt Day

Yucatan Shrimp Day

On this day …

1895 – The umpire called the championship game between the Louisville Colonels and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms after three innings because they ran out of baseballs.  The Bridegrooms won 9-0

1900 – William Carney is the first African American recipient of the Medal of Honor

1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated by President William Taft – there were probably no ghosts in there yet

1934 – Bonnie and Clyde meet their fateful end in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

1962 – The first successful operation of reattaching a limb is performed at Massachusetts General Hospital

1980 – “The Shining” hits the theaters – if you think the movie is scary (and it is) – read the book

2000 – Eminem releases an album that has us asking – Who is Marshall Mathers?

Happy Birthday to…

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
She was the first female journalist to report in combat conditions

State Historical Society of Missouri
James Buchanan Eads (1820-1887)
Designed the first bridge to cross the Mississippi south of the Missouri River.  It is a landmark in St. Louis and is still used today for vehicular and foot traffic
Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939)
This actor was probably one of the first action heroes, starring in films like The Mark of Zorro (1920), Robin Hood (1922) and The Iron Mask (1929)
Jeralean Talley (1899-2015)
Lived a long life that lasted from the presidencies of William McKinley to Barack Obama
Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)
Actress, musician, and singer – she was quite the entertainer
Dame Joan Collins (1933- )
Oh, Alexis Carrington, what have you done now?  This talented actress has had many roles – but none more devious than Alexis on Dynasty
Marvin Hagler (1954-2021)
“Marvelous” Marvin was a Middleweight Champ with a record of 64-3, 52 of those wins were KOs

Drew Carey (1958- )
This Marine had his own show – The Drew Carey Show (1995-2004) – hosted Whose Line is it Anyway (1998-2007) and has hosted The Price is Right since 2007

Jewel (1974- )
This singer-songwriter gave us such hits as Pieces of You, You Were Meant for Me, and Standing Still

Ken Jennings (1974-)
This trivia loving game show contestant went from Jeopardy champ to Jeopardy host

Dear Heavenly Father, in the midst of all of these shootings and violence we ask for peace to prevail.  May You keep our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and emergency personnel as they go about their lives. May those seeking violence seek and find You instead.  I ask this in the powerful name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#MedicalCoderDay, #LuckyPennyDay, #NationalTaffyDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #MargaretFuller, #JamesBuchananEads, #DouglasFairbanks, #JerleanTalley, #RosemaryClooney, #JoanCollins, #MarvinHagler, #DrewCarey, #Jewel, #KenJennings


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