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Yesterday was another home team game. While i like the home team and often enjoy going, i skipped out and allowed Bigger Girl to take a friend. The team we were playing wasn't that great, and i simply was not in the mood to go.
The fact that our team was expected to win easily (which does not always happen) reminds me of a joke.
Boudreaux, Thibodeaux, an' Gaston was commiserating wit' each udder an' talkin' 'bout how bad de home team was.
Gaston, he say, "Me, I blame de coach! If he was any good, he would recruit dem good players!"
ThIbodeaux, he say, "Non, I blame de players! De coach be ver' good, but dem players, day don' give it dere all!"
An' Boudreaux, he say, "Mais, I blame my parents!"
Den Thibodeaux ax him, "Mais! What for you blame your parents?"
An' Boudreaux, he say, "If dey had lived in anudder town, I'd be cheerin' for a better team!"
Battle of San Jacinto Day -- Nicaragua
Cochabamba Day -- Cochabamba, Bolivia (festival of the founding of the city)
Eat a Hoagie Day
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 4, Economic Justice (sponsored by We, the World)
Feast of the Triumph of the Cross/Elevation of the Life Giving Cross/Holy Cross Day -- Christian
Festivals and Matsuri of Japan -- several throughout Japan, today and for the next several, most as harvest festivals or traditional horseback archery rituals)
including the O Sannomiya Autumn Festival, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Festival, Tono Matsuri, Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri, Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Reitasai, Yachi Donga Festival, and Furusato Hyappei Festival
Giostra Della Quintana -- Foligno, Italy (revival of a 17th-century jousting tournament, with 600 knights in full armor)
Great Procession of Tournai -- Tournai, Belgium (religious procession held since 1092, in thanksgiving for deliverance from the plague)
Hug a Crabby Stranger Day -- okay, as long as i don't end up on the evening news
Hug Your Hound Day -- to increase awareness of human- and dog-friendly urban spaces
National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
Nutting Day -- British Isles tradition, the hazelnuts are supposed to be perfectly ripe on this day
Pet Memorial Day -- US, but everyone who has ever lost a pet, feel free to observe
Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln -- Switzerland
St. Notburga's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, husbandmen, peasants, restaurant servers)
Unclear Ideas Display -- Fairy Calendar (Imps celebration)
Amy Winehouse, 1983
Dan Cortese, 1967
Faith Ford, 1964
Wendy Thomas, 1961 (Namesake of Wendy's Hamburgers)
Mary Crosby, 1959
Sam Neill, 1947
Joey Heatherton, 1944
Nicol Williamson, 1938
Walter Koenig, 1936
Kate Millett, 1934
Harve Presnell, 1933
Zoe Caldwell, 1933
Constance Baker Motley, 1921
Clayton Moore, 1914
Stanley Ketchel, 1886
Margaret Higgins Sanger, 1879
Ivan Pavlov, 1849
James Wilson, 1742
"The Golden Girls"(TV), 1985
"The Waltons"(TV Series), 1972
"Have Gun Will Travel"(TV), 1957
"The Turn of the Screw"(Opera), 1954
Today in History:
Domitian becomes emperor of Rome upon the death of his brother Titus, 81
Harun al-Rashid beomes Abbasid Caliph upon the death of his brother, al-Hadi, 786
The first lighthouse in the US, in Boston, is lit, 1716
George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days, 1741
Napoleon occupies Moscow; fires begin that will not be fully extinguished for 5 days, 1812
Francis Scott Key witnesses the battle which inspires him to write "The Defense of Fort McHenry", later retitled "The Star Spangled Banner", 1814
George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon, 1886
President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 1948
The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it, 1959
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded, 1960
The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI, 1975
President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated, 1982
Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean, 1984
The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, belting 10 of them, 1987
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999
Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks; a similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital, 2001
In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union, 2003
NASA reveals the Space Launch Program to replace the Space Shuttle program, 2011
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