Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The cat rescue shelter needs a substitute again this morning. I've bribed #2 Son with breakfast out to get him to come along -- he is just not a morning person.

They think the ringworm is clear up there except for Princess. Around here, the kittens are pulling the usual "just when you think it has cleared up, they break out in another spot" trick.

Forrest is still sneezing, so I will also call this morning for an appointment.


Today is

Eat What You Want Day (Only two days after No Diet Day? What's the big idea, putting all the cheat days together?)

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

International Strange Music Day

National Mocha Torte Day

St. Gengulf's Day (patron against unhappy marriages)

St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints)

St. Philip's Day

Twilight Zone Day


Anniversaries Today:

Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858


Birthdays Today:

Corey Monteith, 1982
Natasha Richardson, 1963
Mort Sahl, 1927
Foster Brooks, 1912
Phil Silvers, 1911
Salvador Dali, 1904
Martha Graham, 1894
Irving Berlin, 1888


Today in History:

Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330
Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647
Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792
The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812
William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813
Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857
Luxembourg gains its independence, 1867
U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time, 1949
The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market, 1960
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995
Eight people die on Mount Everest during summit attempts, 1996
IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997

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