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"I need to get more exercise!" Ms. A, one of the managers at the bakery, was saying. She does Pilates and goes to the gym and even teaches dance, but since she got married she hasn't stayed on top of these things as much as she wants. She is always wanting to spend a bit more time working out.
Clothile done think Boudreaux need him mo' exercise, too. Aft' all, she go to the gym t'ree time a week and keep herse'f in pretty good shape, not like Boudreaux, who t'ink round be a good shape.
Boudreaux be telling Thibodeaux, "Clothile been on me to get mo' exercise, an' she done buy me one o' dem t'ings you wear to see how many step you take ever' day. Can you believe? She want me wear it, an' dat t'ing done got me in trouble!"
"What kind trouble it got you in?" Thibodeaux ax.
"Well, Clothile make me take it wit' me when I go to hunt, an' I get de idea to put it on my huntin' dog, Phideaux, 'cause I know he get mo' exercise dan me. But it work too well, he done got dat t'ing to tell her I take so many steps, she t'ink I need to be trainin' for de marathon!"
Africa Scout Day -- Africa (celebration of all Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Africa)
Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis
Care Sunday / Carling Sunday -- England, 5th Sunday of Lent (possibly from the Old Saxon "carles", or husbandman)
Cheesefare Sunday/Forgiveness Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day upon which dairy products and eggs may be consumed before the Lenten fast; sometimes also called Forgiveness Sunday)
Daylight Saving Time -- if your area is observing this, it switched over at two o'clock this morning; if you are just finding this out, you are already late!
Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monixide Detectors Day -- make sure the batteries are fresh and that they are in good working order
Ear Muff Day -- invented by Chester Greenwood in 1873, when he was only 15; if you need them today, keep a good thought for Chester
Good Samaritan Involvement Day -- emphasizing the importance of unselfish aid to others
Kasuga Matsuri -- Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan (Monkey Festival)
K-9 Veterans Day -- US (on the day in 1942 the US Army K-9 Corps was established)
National Coconut Tort Day
National Jewel Day -- for no other reason than that someone who liked jewels wanted a holiday for them
National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day -- an experiment in whether or not bad luck ensues
Saint Ansovinus of Camerino (Patron protector of crops)
Sticking Very Close Together for Fairies of the Fourth and Fifth Flights -- Fairy Calendar
Uranus Day -- the planet was discovered this day in 1781
Emile Hirsch, 1985
Rachael Bella, 1984
Will Clark, 1964
Adam Clayton, 1960
Glenne Headly, 1957
Dana Delany, 1956
Deborah Raffin, 1953
William H. Macy, 1950
Neil Sedaka, 1939
Helen "Callaghan" Candaele Saint Aubin, 1929
William Casey, 1913
L. Ron Hubbard. 1911
Sammy Kaye, 1910
Walter Annenberg, 1908
Percival Lowell, 1855
Lorenzo Delmonico, 1813
Joseph Priestly, 1733
"The Larry King Show"(TV), 1983
"Same Time, Next Year"(Play), 1975
"Three Musketeers"(Musical), 1928
"The Pink Lady"(Musical), 1911
"Marie Magdalena"(Opera), 1846
Today in History:
Twelfth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 607
Spanish explorer Cortez lands in Mexico, 1519
The Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli, 1560
Cambridge College is renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard, 1639
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam, 1656
Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000, 1677
The twenty-seventh recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 1759
William Herschel discovers Uranus, 1781
The Uncle Sam cartoon figure makes its debut in the NY Lantern weekly, 1852
The US Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, 1868
Oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match, 1878
The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, Madhist Sudanese against the Egyptian, British, and loyalist Sudanese forces, 1884
In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law, 1900
Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China, 1921
A law is passed in the US state of Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution, 1925
Clyde Tombaugh announces the discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory, 1930
Rotaract begins as a youth program of Rotary International, 1968
Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module, 1969
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan, 1988
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader, 1997
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time, 2008
A Harvard Medical School study claims that red meat increases the risk of death and has additional negative health implications, 2012
In Greenland, the Siumut party wins the parliamentary election, setting up Aleqa Hammond to become the country's first female Prime Minister, 2013