Thursday, November 26, 2009

It just so happens that my brother's birthday coincides with Thanksgiving Day this year.

So, a turkey for all the turkeys born on Turkey Day!!!

And a Happy Day to all.

Today is:

Day of Covenant -- Baha'i

Independence Day, Colombia

National Cake Day

Sojourner Truth Day

St. John Berchmans' Day

St. Siricius' Day

Thanksgiving Day, US

Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day -- Islam

What Do You Know About America Day

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the University of Notre Dame, 1842
Founding of Sigma Alpha Mu in the City College of New York, by 8 Jewish young men, 1909

Birthdays Today:

Natasha Bedingfield, 1981
Tina Turner, 1939
Rich Little, 1938
Robert Goulet, 1933
Charles Schultz, 1922
Eugene Ionesco, 1912
Eric Sevareid, 1912
John Harvard, 1607
Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan, 1288

Today in History:

The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed, BC43
Vlad III Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time, 1476
Heavy storms/hurricane hit England, thousands killed, the Royal Navy loses 15 warships, 1703
The first lion exhibited in the US makes his debut in Boston, 1716
The first national US Thanksgiving is celebrated, 1789
The first streetcar railway in the US begins operation in NYC, fare 12 cents, 1832
The refrigerated railway car is patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan, 1867
The first photograph of a meteor is taken, 1885
King Tut's tomb is opened by English archaeologist Howard Carter, 1922
Four young lads from Liverpool have their first recording session under the interesting name "The Beatles", 1962

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