Friday, February 12, 2010

Not a Real Post

This is just a quick note because it has been snowing, which put us late to work, where I also had to make snacks for the youth group tonight, and that made us late so we couldn't go to the bank (where they had a line out the door and only two tellers!) and now I have to drop everything and run Bigger Girl to the doctor because I think she has strep throat.




Today is:

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Borrowed Days (through the 14th), Scottish Highlands (Gaelic Faoilteach, days supposedly borrowed from January, and if the weather is bad, the rest of the year will be good.)

Choes Day -- Ancient Greek Calendar, Day of the Cups

Darwin Day

Feast of Diana/Artemis (goddess of the hunt)

Festival of Pitooyage, Oaxaca, Mexico (god of gaming and chance)

Lost Penny Day -- collect all those pennies you have hanging around and donate them to a good cause

Maha Shivaratri -- Hindu

Oglethorpe Day

Plum Pudding Day

Safety Pup Day

St. Julian the Hospitaler (patron of travelers, innkeepers, boatmen, circus performers)

St. Meletius' Day

Union Day, Burma

Winter Olympics begin


Birthdays Today:

Jennifer Stone, 1993
Christina Ricci, 1980
Naseem Hamed, 1974
Arsenio Hall, 1955
Joanna Kerns, 1953
Michael McDonald, 1952
Steve Hackett, 1950
Ray Manzarek, 1939
Judy Blume, 1938
Bill Russell, 1934
Joe Garagiola, 1926
Franco Zeffirelli, 1923
Dom DiMaggio, 1917
Lorne Greene, 1915
Ted Mack, 1904
Omar Bradley, 1893
John Graham Chambers, 1843
Charles Darwin, 1809
Abraham Lincoln, 1809
Cotton Mather, 1663
John Winthrop the Younger, 1606
John Winthrop the Elder, 1588
Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun, 1218

Anniversaries Today:

Maria Therese Habsburg marries Emperor Francios I, 1736


Today in History:

Granada Muslims are forced to convert to Catholicism, 1502
Santiago, Chile, is founded, 1541
The first US fugitive slave law, requiring the return of runaway slaves, is passed, 1793
The Creek Indian treaty is signed, requiring the tribes to turn over all of their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept. 1 the following year, 1825
Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands, 1832
Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada, 1870
The US Congress abolishes bimetallism and authorizes $1 and $3 gold coins, 1873
King David Kalakaua of the Sandwich Islands/Hawaii becomes the first king to visit the US, 1874
The first news dispatch by telephone takes place, between Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, 1877
News of the Battle of Isandlwana, the single greatest defeat for the British Army at the hands of a native army, reaches London, 1879
The New York to Paris auto race, via Alaska and Siberia, begins; George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel, 1908
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms, 1909
The last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates, 1912

2 comments:

  1. THANKS FOR LETTING US KNOW YOU STILL HAVE POWER. WE ARE GETTING THE SNOW TOO. I AM SORRY ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER BEING SICK AND IT SOUNDS LIKE JUST A HECTIC DAY ALL AROUND. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND UPDATE WHEN YOU CAN.

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  2. This sounds like a real post to me.
    A real short post, but still real ;)

    I hope the snow behaves itself and doesn't overstay its welcome!

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