Thursday, December 8, 2011

Well, i tried...

... to have something to say today, but my evening, when i compose, got hijacked.

Sweetie's boss needed a huge favor, and it had to be done within 24 hours. There was no way to do it at work and get everything else he was expected to do done.

So he brought work home.

Which means i ended up having to help keep all the stuff straight. It was a two person project, after all.

Gads, some days it's not even worth staying home.


Today is:

Battle Day -- Falkland Islands

Beach Day and Blessing of the Waters -- Uruguay

Be Someone's Pillow While You Watch TV Night -- a good idea, i guess, especially if it is cold

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) -- Buddhism in Japan

CARICOM-Cuba Day

Constitution Day -- Northern Mariana Islands; Romania; Uzbekistan

Day of the National Army of Spain

Dita Kombetare e Rinise -- Albania (National Youth Day)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation

Festa da Conceição da Praia -- Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (celebrating Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean)

Festival of Lights -- Lyon

Mother's Day -- Panama

National Chocolate Brownie Day

National Students' Day -- Bulgaria (studentski praznik)

Posidea -- Ancient Greek Calendar (Festival of Poseidon; date approximate)

Santa Marian Kamelen -- Guam (Our Lady of Camarin Day)

St. Kliment Ohirdski (St. Clement of Ohrid's Day) -- Macedonia

Take It In the Ear Day -- a bizarre and unexplainable internet generated holiday

Winter Flowers Day -- internet generated, a day to find and enjoy whatever flowers are still blooming right now


Birthdays Today:

Teri Hatcher, 1964
Kim Basinger, 1953
Sam Kinison, 1953
Gregg Allman, 1947
Jim Morrison, 1943
James Galway, 1939
David Carradine, 1936
Flip Wilson, 1933
Maximilian Schell, 1930
Sammy Davis, Jr. 1925
Richard Fleischer, 1916
Lee J. Cobb, 1911
James Thurber, 1894
Diego Rivera, 1886
Jean Sibelius, 1865
Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman writer, BC65


Today in History

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi, 1326
Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe, 1609
The Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco, 1659
Margaret Hughes becomes the first actress to appear on an English public stage, playing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello, 1660
Vienna's Ring Theater is destroyed by fire, killing over 600, 1881
The American Federation of Labor is formed by 26 individual craft unions, and Samuel Gompers is elected its first president, 1886
The Japanese military police launch a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, 1935
The Chinese Nationalist government moves from mainland China to Formosa, 1949
John Lennon is murdered, 1980
The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, 1991
The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations, 2004
Kirsty Williams is elected the first female leader of a political party in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, 2008
With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, 2010

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