Saturday, February 19, 2011

Four kittens are going to the adoption event this weekend. Shockolate, bless his little heart, is still sneezing and it isn't pretty. The others will be able to show off how lovable they are, and if the Good Lord so wills and Fortune smiles and the stars line up correctly, Ming, Ferncloud, Ashfur, and Gladys will have new homes after today.

Then maybe i can cut it down to 5 litter boxes instead of 10.


Today is:

Army Day -- Mexico

Birthday of Shivaji -- Maharashtra, India

Chief Leschi Day -- Native American

Choes Day -- Ancient Greek Calendar, Day of the Jugs (Second day of Anthesteria)

Flag Day -- Turkmenistan

Fly-By for Goblins and others -- Fairy Calendar

National Chocolate Mint Day (because every day needs chocolate in some form)

Pusiuraura -- Melanesia (god of the dart game)

Solar System Day

St. Conrad of Piacenza's Day

Temporary Insanity Day

Vassil Levski Day -- Bulgaria


Birthdays Today:

Justine Bateman, 1966
Seal, 1963
Jeff Daniels, 1955
Margaux Hemingway, 1955
Smokey Robinson, 1940
Lee Marvin, 1924
Willam III, 1817 (last king of the Netherlands -- there have only been queens since)
Nicolas Copernicus, 1473


Today in History:

Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus' defeats beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon, 197
Emperor Constantius II shuts down all pagan temples, 356
The second Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstates veneration of icons in the churches, 842
Jews of Tyrnau, Hungary (then Trnava, Czech) are expelled, 1539
The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America, 1600
Britain and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, and New Amsterdam formally becomes New York, 1674
British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III, 1819
The first practical coal burning locomotive in the US makes a trial run, in Pennsylvania, 1831
Tin-type camera is patented by Hamilton Smith of Gambier, Ohio, 1856
Daniel E. Sickles is acquitted of the murder of his wife's lover, Phillip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), on the grounds of temporary insanity, the first time this defense is successfully used, 1859
Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom in Russia, 1861
Thomas Edison patents the gramophone (phonograph), 1878
Kansas becomes the first US state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages, 1881
WK Kellog and Charles Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co., 1906
The first prize is inserted into a Cracker Jack box, 1913
Ed Wynn becomes the first talent to sign as a regular radio entertainer, 1922
Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize for poetry, 1949
Bill Keane's "Family Circus" comic strip makes its debut, 1960
Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital, 1985
The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft, 1986
NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system, 2002

3 comments:

  1. Good luck with the kitties. I hope the wee one's health improves greatly.

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    So MEESE?
    SYRIA?
    MICHE?
    MASSACHUSETTS?
    MAINE?
    ANNE?
    NEWFOUNDLAND?
    The game is over and only the ones so high on heroin are unable to grasp the enormity of it.
    POMES...MOOMOT - COWSCULA .....all sorts of ways to use APPLES.
    Like GWENYTH PALTROW .
    Like I said...there goes Hollywood.
    PHOUSE - BKOUT.

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