Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Round 3

In the same way that winter is not giving up this year, my staph infection has me gearing up for round 3. I will be back on the antibiotics as soon as I can get to the pharmacy this afternoon.

At least this time I did not have to go to the doctor. I just called his nurse, told her "It's ba-ack!" and the doc called in some stronger meds. Let's hope this puts the bacteria down for the count, though; the cold is hard enough to deal with without my body having to be a battle ground.

Today is:

Feast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck, Malta

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Plimsoll Day (Honoring Samuel Plimsoll, the "Sailor’s Friend," who persuaded Parliament to have a maximum load limit on ships.)

School Day

St. Scholastica's Day (patron of children in convulsions, nuns, and bringing rain)

Umbrella Day

World Marriage Day

Anniversaries Today:

Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saxe-Coburg, 1840
Tom Thumb marries Mercy Lavinia Warren, 1863
Poland is symbolically married to the Baltic Sea by Jozef Haller de Hallenburg, celebrating the restitution of Polish access to the water, 1920

Birthdays Today:

Lance Berkman, 1976
Laura Dern, 1967
Glen Beck, 1964
Cliff Burton, 1962
George Stephanopoulos, 1961
Greg Norman, 1955
Mark Spitz, 1950
Roberta Flack, 1939
Robert Wagner, 1930
Leontyne Price, 1927
Lon Chaney, Jr., 1906
Bertolt Brecht, 1898
Jimmy Durante, 1893
Boris Pasternak, 1890
Samuel Plimsoll, 1824
Charles Lamb, 1775

Today in History:

St. Paul is shipwrecked on the island of Malta, 60
Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch, 1098
The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days, 1355
Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all the men in Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1676
Edmund Halley is appointed the second Astronomer Royal of England, 1720
The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War, surrendering Canada to England, 1763
Simon Bolivar is named dictator by the Congress of Peru, 1824
The first US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane of Virginia, 1863
The YWCA is founded in NYC, 1870
Nearly 11,000,000 acres of land, ceded to the US government by the Sioux Indians, is opened for settlement, 1890
The New York Times begins using the slogan, "All the news that's fit to print," 1897
Japan and Russia declare war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships, 1904
Britain's first modern and largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" is launched, 1906
Baseball outlaws all pitches that involve tampering with the ball, 1920
New Delhi becomes the capital of India, 1931
The first singing telegram is delivered, by the Postal Telegram Company
of NYC, 1933
Glenn Miller is awarded the first ever gold disc for selling one millioncopies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo," 1942

1 comment:

  1. So sorry you are sick again. Nalley is better but I am the sickest I've been in years. I rarely get sick so I had forgotten how miserable it is. My poor brother had to fight his way thru Atlanta traffic to bring me tissue, meds and soup.
    I hope the meds go to work quickly for you and that you feel better real soon.
    I just looked at the strawberries at Park's. That will be a wonderful family project. Enjoy!