Monday, May 3, 2010

Another day, another blank brain.

My leg is hurting enough now that I will probably see the doctor myself today. This is what I get for falling off a ladder and not bothering to do anything until over two weeks later.

I also need to get my mom something for Mother's Day this weekend. We will make the usual pilgrimage to the homestead, then we will rush back home so Bigger Girl will be able to work and I will cook a big dinner for Brother-In-Law.

Ever feel like you are on a treadmill?


Today is

Accountant's Day

Be Kind To Your Student Counselor Day

Bent Wand-Straightening Day -- Fairy Calendar

Dia de la Cruz, Latin America

Garden Meditation Day

Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day (20-25mph in school zones, please)

Lumpy Rug Day

May Day Bank Holiday, UK

Melanoma Monday

National Raspberry Popover Day

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day (Be careful with this one.)

Paranormal Day (I have enough trouble with normal, thank you.)

School Principal's Day

Semi-Pro Baseball Day

St. James the Lesser's Day (patron of the dying, hatters, Uruguay)

St. Phillip's Day (patron of Luxembourg, Uruguay)

World Press Freedom Day


Birthdays Today:

Christopher Cross, 1951
Mary Hopkin, 1950
Doug Henning, 1947
Frankie Valli, 1937
James Brown, 1933
Sugar Ray Robinson, 1921
Pete Seeger, 1919
Bing Crosby, 1903
Golda Meir, 1898
Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469


Today in History:

Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica (Santiago), 1494
Francis Bacon is charged with bribery, 1621
A royal charter is granted for Connecticut, 1662
The last total solar eclipse to be observed from London for the next 900
years occurs as predicted by Edmund Halley; called Halley's eclipse as he predicted it to within 4 minutes accuracy and described its path to within 30km, 1715
The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1791
Washington, D.C., is incorporated as a city, 1802
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel, 1830
The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island, 1867
The Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville, Florida, destroys 1,700 buildings, 1901
Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry, 1913
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is awarded the Pulitzer Prize, 1937
The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1960
The first "spam" email is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States, 1978
The strongest tornado ever recorded, one of 66 tornadoes recorded that day, with winds of up to 313mph, strikes Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1999
The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet, 2000
New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses, 2003

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