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RMF to Observe National Day of Prayer


The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the
United States Congress, when people
are asked "to turn to God in
prayer and meditation". The president is
required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all
Americans to pray on this day.

The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952,
although earlier days of
fasting and prayer had been established by the
Second Continental Congress from 1775 until 1783, and by President
John Adams in 1798.

12 Leadership Qualities Of An Often Overlooked President
John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)

Praying Hands Drawing by Donovan Hubbard

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(The Latin word for “shade” or “shadow” is umbra).

Umbrellas have always been a part of human history, though in ancient times
they were used only by the nobility and by the rich. In many cultures,
umbrellas were used as part of religious ceremonies and rituals.

Fashion Accessory

In the 18th century, umbrellas became a popular women’s fashion accessory
and by the end of the 19th century, umbrellas had become a household item.

It is thought that Englishman Jonas Hanway was the first male Londoner to
carry an umbrella and that he was responsible for the popularity of umbrellas
as an accessory among men in Europe and elsewhere.

More Practical

Today, with advances in technology, umbrellas have become smaller, lighter,
easier to carry and more resilient to wind and strong rain.

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Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos! That’s 490,000 miles of tacos,
which could take you to the moon and back or, if you
prefer, could, at 775-
million pounds, equal the weight of two Empire State Buildings.
The word
taco is the Mexican
equivalent of the English word sandwich.

Trivia: Thought Taco Trucks were new ?
One of the first taco trucks is thought to have started in New York when in
1966 two New York housewives operated an early version of the taco truck. Although the truck (below) did not have a full kitchen, it was available for
catering.

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National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our
democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in
popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September,
National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National
Association of Secretaries of State (
NASS). It is further supported by
the National Association of State Election Directors (
NASED), the U.S.
Election Assistance Commission (
EAC), and the National Association
of Election Officials (
The Election Center).

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National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th honors America’s favorite
sandwich with a slice of cheese.

There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back
to the 1920s.  One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot.  During an experiment, he dropped
a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.

There are other claims of the invention of the cheeseburger:

  • A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s, a Los Angeles restaurant, which listed a cheeseburger, smothered with chili, for 25
    cents.
  • Kaelin’s Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the
    cheeseburger in 1934.
  • Denver, Colorado – 1935 – A trademark for the name “cheeseburger”
    was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.
  • According to its archives, Gus Belt, founder of Steak n’ Shake,
    applied for a trademark on the word “cheeseburger” in the 1930s.

                                                                                        (National Day Calendar®)

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