Sunday, November 15, 2009

The swelling in my face is no better yet. We are finally back from "celebrating" homecoming, and I feel awful.

It's time to sleep.

Today is:

American Enterprise Day

America Recycles Day

Dynasty Day, Belgium

George Spelvin Day

I Love to Write Day

National Bundt Pan Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Philanthropy Day

National Spicy Hermit Day

Nativity Fast begins (through Dec 24) -- Orthodox Christian

Republic Day, Brazil

Shichi-Go-San (Shrine Visiting Day) and the Seven-Five-Three Festival, Japan

St. Albertus Magnus' Day (patron of science students, scientists, and technologists)

St. Gertrude's Day

St. Leopold's Day (patron of Austria)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Birthdays Today:

Kevin Eubanks, 1957
Sam Waterston, 1940
Petula Clark, 1932
Ed Asner, 1929
Bill "C.W. McCall" Fries, 1928
Joseph Wapner, 1919
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887
F. William Herschel, 1738
William Pitt the Elder, 1708

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus notes the first recorded reference to tobacco, 1492
The NY General Assembly permits Jews to omit the phrase "Upon the faith of a Christian" from adjuration oaths, 1727
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763
The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress, 1777
Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the US, opens, 1791
Zebulon Pike gets his first sight of Pike's Peak, Colorado, 1806
Isaac Pitman introduces his steno/shorthand system of writing, 1832
Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade, 1904
The first telecast of an unscheduled event, a fire, takes place on W2XBT, in NY, 1938

1 comment:

  1. I am just now catching up on your blog. So sorry about the infection. I hope you will soon feel better.