Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The remainder of the trip will be blogged about, but not this moment for reasons that will probably be clear by the end of the story.

Meanwhile, my co-teachers are in charge of teaching at co-op, as I simply hope to be able to stand up all day.

Today is:

Ask A Stupid Question Day

Bird Day

Czech Statehood Day -- Czech Republic

Family Day -- A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Kids

Feast of Khepera -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (beetle god)

Fiesta de San Miguel -- Mexico

Festival of Wawatsari -- Huichol, Mexico (god of deer peyote)

Francis Willard Day -- Minnesota

Metropolitan Opera in NYC -- Opening Night

National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography -- Philippines

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

St. Vaclav's Day (patron of Czechoslovakia)

St. Wenceslaus' Day

Teacher's Day -- Taiwan

Birthdays Today:

Hilary Duff, 1987
Naomi Watts, 1968
Mira Sorvino, 1967
Janeane Garofalo, 1964
Koko Taylor, 1935
Brigitte Bardot, 1934
Arnold Stang, 1925
Marcello Mastroianni, 1924
Al Capp, 1909
Ed Sullivan, 1901
Confucius, BC551

Today in History:

Pompey the Great, member of the Triumvirate, is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy of Egypt upon landing in that country, BC48
King/Saint Wenceslas murdered by his brother, 935
William the Conqueror invades England, 1066
Sinking of the Spanish fleet during a hurricane off the coast of Florida, 1528
Publication of "Pilgrim's Progress", 1678
Divorce is legalized in Maryland, 1701
American and French forces begin the siege of Yorktown, 1781
Napoleon Bonaparte, age 16, graduates from the Military Academy of Paris -- 42nd in a class of 51, 1785
Donati's comet becomes the first to be photographed, 1858
Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, 1867
Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin, 1928
Indonesia joins the United Nations, 1950
Mali and Senegal join the United Nations, 1960
SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit, 2008

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