The Daily: Tuesday May 4, 2021

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. It's also known as National Teacher Day. This celebration takes place on the Tuesday of the first full week in May and is part of the week long Teacher Appreciation Week. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.” Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children, the future leaders of our country. These kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated, and understanding professionals help mold our children and guide them in positive directions. We entrust our children with teachers, and they affect their lives daily. No matter who we are or where we are in this life, a teacher influenced us. They continue to impact our lives every day! When we meet new employees with a wealth of skills and abilities, a teacher helped shaped them. Every new business owner, doctor, engineer, or nurse can name a teacher who inspired them. Every one of us has at least one teacher in mind who encouraged and motivated us during our education. Today is the day to say “Thank You” to the exceptional teachers you know. Take a moment and reflect on the teachers in your life. Who influenced your life? Who is making an impact today? Let teachers past and present know you value them. Let them know how they helped shape your future. Make sure they feel appreciated. Refill their supplies. Many teachers stock their classrooms with the supplies they need to effectively teach. Write a letter showing your support. Your words may encourage a teacher to continue making a difference in a child’s life. Ask them what they need the most. Sometimes just being asked is the most important part. Volunteer in your schools. Every day, schools rely on parent support for many programs to succeed.

Mostly sunny today, with a high near 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Waves less than a foot. Mostly clear tonight, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Waves less than a foot.

Henry I, King of France, 1008
Ed Cassidy, Drummer (Spirit), 1923
Maynard Ferguson, Jazz Musician, 1928
Audrey Hepburn, Actress, 1929
Dick Dale, Guitaris, 1937
Ronnie Bond, Drummer (The Troggs), 1942
George Wadeneus, Musician (Blood Sweat and Tears), 1945
Richard Jenkins, Actor, 1947
Bruce Day, Bassist (Pablo Cruise), 1951
Jackie Jackson, The Jackson 5, 1951
Mick Mars, Guitarist (Motley Crue), 1951
Pia Zadora, Actress, 1953
Randy Travis, Singer Sogwriter, 1959
Will Arnett, Actor, 1970
Greg Alexander, Singer Songwriter (New Radicals), 1970
Mike Dirnt, Bassist (Green Day), 1972
Abigail Hawk, Actress, 1985

In 1956 Gene Vincent recorded the classic rock 'n roll song 'Be Bop-A-Lula', at Owen Bradley's studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The song went on to be a US & UK Top 20 hit in this year. Vincent has said that he wrote the words to the song after being inspired by a comic strip called "Little Lulu".

In 1970 four students at Kent University were killed and eleven wounded by National Guard troops at a campus demonstration protesting the escalation of the Vietnam War. The incident inspired Neil Young to compose 'Ohio' which became a hit for Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

In 1987 American blues vocalist, harmonica player Paul Butterfield, who fronted The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, died at his home in North Hollywood, California, of drug-related heart failure, he was 44. Gained international recognition, as one of the early acts performing during the Summer of Love, at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock festival.


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