Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote -- or KwitCherBeefin!

Yesterday, a mini rant about how Thanksgiving needs to come first.

Now, a mini rant about voting.

Get out there and do it. It is a sacred right and privilege, bought with lives, something many have wanted and never lived to see.

If you don't vote, you don't have the right to be mad when things happen that you don't like in the political arena.

So go vote, if it is election day where you live. Or kwitcherbeefin!

Today is:

All Souls' Day

Balfour Declaration Day -- Israel

Coronation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafarian

Dead Relative's Day -- Sicily

Dia de Finados -- Brazil; Portugal

Dveselu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar

Election Day -- US

Indian Arrival Day -- Mauritius

Karatsu Kunchi -- Karatsu and Saga, Japan

National Deviled Egg Day

Piggy Bank Day

Plan Your Epitaph Day

Soulcaker's Play -- Cheshire, UK

St Eustachius' Day

Anniversaries Today:

North Dakota becomes the 39th US State, 1889
South Dakota becomes the 40th US State, 1889

Birthdays Today:

Stephanie Powers, 1942
Pat Buchanan, 1938
Ray Walston, 1914
Burt Lancaster, 1913
Paul Ford, 1901
Warren G. Harding, 1865
James K. Polk, 1795
Marie Antionette, 1755
Daniel Boone, 1734

Today in History:

The Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay, and Connecticut colonies combine forces and attach the Great Swamp Fort of the Narragansetts during King Philip's War, 1675
The African Free School, the first free school in NYC, opens, 1787
The popular vote for US president is first recorded and Andrew "By God" Jackson (a/k/a Old Hickory) defeats John Quincy Adams, 1824
New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally, 1868
Johnny Campbell officially leads the crowd in cheering at a University of Minnesota football game, the official birth of cheerleading, 1898
The British newspaper the "Daily Mirror" begins publication, 1904
Australia's Qantas Airways begins service, 1922
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established, 1936
In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, 1947
Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case, 1960
The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT, 1988

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