Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Right now, I am enduring.

I wish for each of you a blessed day.

Today is:

Day of Acca Larentis -- Celtic Calendar (goddess who guards the dead)

Feast of the Radishes, Mexico

Festivus -- For the Rest of Us! (The holiday started by Kramer on the

episode of Seinfeld that aired 12/18/97, have some meatloaf, decorate

with an unadorned aluminum pole, have a "Feats of Strength" contest and

an "Airing of Grievances"!)

Fools Day

John Canoe (Jonkonnu) Day, Jamaica (A special music and dance, mime and

symbol that is an early traditional dance form of African descent.)

Mouse-Marketing Day -- Fairy Calendar

National Pfefferneusse Day

Roots Day

Secret of the Unhewn Stone -- Celtic Calendar

St. John of Kanti's Day (patron of Lithuania, Poland)

St. Servulus' Day (patron against paralysis)

St. Thorlac's Day (patron of Iceland)

Tenno Tanjobi, Japan (Birthday of Emperor Akihito, national holiday

observed as a day of rest.)

Victory Day, Egypt

Birthdays Today:

Corey Haim, 1971
Carla Bruni, 1967
Eddie Vedder, 1964
Susan Lucci, 1946
Harry Shearer, 1943
Jose Greco, 1918
Madame C.J. Walker, 1867
Connie Mack, 1862

Today in History:

Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist, 962
St Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible, 1569
Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn, 1672
John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered, 1690
The Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France, 1776
Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct, 1779
"A Visit from St Nicholas" by C. Clement Moore is published in the Troy (NY) Sentinel (Now usually titled " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"), 1823
The first all-steel passenger railroad coach completed, in Altoona, Pa, 1907
The first hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel is launched, 1919
Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace, 1919
Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa, 1938

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas, my dear. Hope you have a wonderful day.