Friday, November 9, 2012

Photo-Finish Friday -- Hungry!

Feed me, mama!  I'm hungry right now!


Ah!  Come on, Sister, come and get it!

Photo-Finish Friday is the brainchild of Leah at The Goat's Lunch Pail.


Today is:

Allama Iqbal Day -- Pakistan

Chaos Never Dies Day -- internet generated, and just look in my closets if you want proof that we need this one

Christkindl Markt -- Canton, OH (fine arts and crafts sale for the benefit of the Canton Museum of Art; through Sunday)

Couch Beachcombing Day -- internet generated; also called sofa diving, you will be amazed what you will find!

Dia de los Natitas -- La Paz, Bolivia (Day of the Skulls, when skulls are decorated and then offered cigarettes, coca leaves, and other items)

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Essence of Motown Literary Jam -- Detroit, MI, US (literary celebration, through Sunday)

Flag Day -- Azerbaijan

Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival -- Wickenburg, AZ, US (33rd annual old-time fiddle, banjo, mandolin, flat-pick guitar championships, and general celebrations of bluegrass music; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Cambodia (1953)

Kristallnacht -- Crystal Night, marks the 1938 beginning of the Holocaust

Lord Mayor's Day -- London, England (traditional date)

National Nibble Day -- as promoted by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

National Donor Sabbath Weekend -- through Sunday, an initiative to encourage people of all faiths to consider organ donation; www.organdonor.gov

National Scrapple Day

Neon Sign Day -- Georges Claude received a patent for the neon sign on this day in 1911

Night of Nicnevin (Gyre-Carling), Daughter of Frenzy, Banshee -- Scots Pagan (date approximate)

Paul is Dead Day -- Beatles' Conspiracy Theorists, who claim Paul died this day in 1966 and was replaced by Billy Campbell

Pirates Week Festival -- Cayman Islands (mock pirate invasions, old sailing vessels, and lots of good-natured fun; through the 18th)

Sadie Hawkins Day -- US, traditional date (based on Li'l Abner comic, a day for a woman to ask out the man of her choice; traditionally on Nov. 9, but often moved to the Saturday nearest; also widely observed on Feb. 29 because of a law passed by Parliament of Scotland in 1288)

Salt Lake's Family Christmas Show -- Sandy, UT, US (through Sunday)

Schicksalstag -- Germany (Destiny Day or Fateful Day)anniversary of
     the execution of Robert Blum in 1848
     dethroning of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918
     The Beer Hall Putsch in 1923
     Kristallnacht in 1938
     the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

St.Theodore the General's Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; invoked for the recovery of lost objects)

Tag der Erfinder -- Austria; Germany; Switzerland (Inventor's Day; birth anniversary of Hedy Lamarr, who was an inventor as well as an actress)

Tree Festival Day -- Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day)

Waterfowl Festival -- Easton, MD, US (includes world class artworks, calling contests, retriever demonstrations, a wine-tasting, and more, to benefit wildlife conservation; through Sunday)

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Sprites)

Wizard of Id Day -- the comic strip made its debut this day in 1964

World Freedom Day -- US



Birthdays Today:

Chris Hericho, 1970
Lou Ferrigno, 1951
Tom Fogerty, 1941
Mary Travers, 1936
Carl Sagan, 1934
Spiro Agnew, 1918
Hedy Lamarr, 1913
James William Fullbright, 1905
Ed Wynn, 1886


Today in History:

Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery, 694
The Family de' Medici were expelled from Florence, 1494
Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1620
Hungarian parliament promises Protestants freedom of religion, 1681
The Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue in Jerusalem is set afire by Arabs, 1720
Napoleon becomes dictator of France, 1799
The first US pharmacy college begins classes in Philadelphia, 1821
The NY Symphony Orchestra holds its first public performance, 1858
The first documented Canadian football game is held, at the University of Toronto, 1861
Ulyses Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him, 1862
The Great Boston Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings, 1872
Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US president to visit other countries during his tenure, visiting Puerto Rico and Panama, 1906
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people, 1913
Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect, 1921
Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965
First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published, 1967
Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion, 1985
The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered, 1994
The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 2005
The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause, 2007

10 comments:

  1. Those fur babies are adorable.
    Awww, Carla.

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  2. I hope they leave some milk for sister.

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  3. Me sure do loves the kittays...
    Couch Beachcombing Day? I'm all over it. But it seems I'd actually have to get my azz up off the couch in order to beachcomb? Second thought, I'll pass.

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  4. Carla, i enjoy reading her, and Reb, and Bag Lady, and i feel like i don't hear from any of them enough.

    Leah, i'm partial to them, too.

    Stephen, i make more all day long.

    Gigi, i agree!

    Josie, just look under those cushions before you get quite settled, you might find something worthwhile.

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  5. Awww... such cute kitties!!
    (If my life wasn't so boring, you'd probably hear more from me!)

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  6. Bag Lady, remember that your life may be boring to you, but not to me!

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  7. Thanks, Hilary. They will fuss like little imps, though, when they are hungry.

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