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rEcess was fun on Friday. We had:
|A Princess who got out of her chair for lots of fun building a castle with blocks.|
|Batgirl making the world a better place with arts and crafts.|
The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader is hosting Sparks, an inspirational and positive thought for the week link-up, every Monday.
"The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. And, we can all be part of this affirmative change." ~ McGuffy Ann Morris
My "Spark" for the day is the "Pledge of Respect" from the BRRespect Movement:
As a citizen of Baton Rouge, I commit myself to help create a better community by upholding these standards of respect.
To treat others the way I want to be treated.
To practice kindness.
To return disrespect with respect.
To be slow to anger and quick to forgive.
To honor others before myself.
To give to someone who cannot give in return.
To serve without thought of recognition or personal gain.
To be my best and give my best every day.
To see beyong the past and look toward the future for the good of our community, so that together we can "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."
Abolition Day -- Saint Barthelemy
Ana-hachimangu Yabusame -- Toyama Park, Tokyo, Japan (demonstration of the ancient art of horseback archery)
Cephalopod Awareness Days: Nautilus Night -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all of the lesser-known extant cephalopods
Columbus Day/Discovery Day/Two Worlds Day/Anti-Columbus Day/Native Americans Day/Pan America Day -- observed, several countries
American Indian Heritage Day -- AL, US
Columbus Day (obs.) -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
Dia del Respet a la Diversidad Cultural -- Argentina
Fraternal Day -- AL, US
Native Americans' Day -- much of the US formally; almost everywhere informally (a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans)
Commonwealth Culture Day -- Northern Mariana Islands
Community Day -- Valencia, Spain
Curious Events Holiday -- Fairy Calendar
Establishment of the Samitinget in Norway -- Sami People's Parliament
Feast of Abraham the Patriarch -- Christian
Festival for Fausta Felicitas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of good luck and joy)
Festival for Venus -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Fitness Day / Health-Sports Day -- Japan
Give Peace a Chance Day / Instant Karma Day -- in honor of the birth aniversary of John Lennon
Guayaquil Independence Day -- Ecuador
Independence Day -- Uganda(1962)
Korean Alphabet Day -- Korea (Hangul Nal)
Leif Erickson Day -- Iceland; Norway; Minnesota and Wisconsin, US
Lotu-a-Tamaiti -- Samoa; Tokelau (Day after White Sunday)
Messenger Appreciation Day -- 10/9 in radio talk is a request to repeat information
Moldy Cheese Day (sorry, but i do not like the stinky, moldy cheeses, at least not the heavier ones; if you enjoy them, then by all means you may have my share!)
Mop Fair -- Tewkesbury, England (through tomorrow; festival dating back to the 12th century, originally a fair in which prospective employers came to find laborers, now two days of fun, fairgrounds rides, traditional games and sideshows, and more)
Naha Tug-of-War Festival -- Okinawa, Japan (tug-of-war involving a 27 ton rope)
National Chess Day -- US (declared by President Ford in 1976)
National Day of Honor -- Peru (sometimes translated as Day of Dignity; commemorates the nationalization of the country's oil fields)
National Kick-Butt Day -- a day to kick yourself in the rump, jump start yourself to doing something you've been wanting to do and making excuses for not doing; begun by Sylvia Henderson
National Metric Week -- US (yes, it's no fun to switch; get over it and learn, it's good for your brain!)
National Submarine/Grinder/Hoagie/Hero/PoBoy/Pierogi Day -- each of these has its own special day, but today you get to pick which one you want
Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day -- Norfolk Island, Australia
St. Denis' Day (Patron of possessed people; France; Paris, France; against frenzy, headaches, rabies, and strife)
St. Dionysius the Areopagite's Day (considered the first Bishop of Athens, mentioned in Acts 17; Patron of Zakynthos Island, Greece; against headaches and the devil)
St. Louis Bertrand's Day (Patron of Caribbean vicariates; Columbia; Dominican novices)
Takayama Matsuri Autumn Festival -- Takayama, Japan (ancient, elaborate floats parade through the old city; through tomorrow)
Thanksgiving -- Canada (Interfaith)
Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship Day
World Post Day / Universal Postal Union Day -- UN
World Rainforest Week begins -- International
Ziua Nationala de Comemorare a Holocaustului -- Romania (National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust)
Mission San Francisco de Asis, the oldest building in the city of San Francisco and now called Mission Delores, is founded, 1776
King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII of England, 1514
Zachary Ty Bryan, 1981
Brandon Routh, 1979
Eddie Guerrero, 1967
David Cameron, 1966
Michael Pare, 1959
Mike Singletary, 1958
Tony Shalhoub, 1953
Scott Bakula, 1954
Sharon Osbourne, 1952
Robert Wuhl, 1951
Jackson Browne, 1948
John Entwistle, 1944
Brian Lamb, 1941
Joe Pepitone, 1940
John Lennon, 1940
Russell Myers, 1938
Donald Sinden, 1923
Jacques Tati, 1908
Bruce, Catton, 1899
Alfred Dreyfus, 1859
Camille Saint-Saens, 1835
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1823 (with her husband, the first black newspaper publishers in the US)
Robert de Sorbon, 1201 (founded Sorbonne University, Paris)
"High Button Shoes"(Musical), 1949
"The Iceman Cometh"(Play), 1946
"June Moon"(Play), 1929
Today in History:
Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (somewhere in New England or Nova Scotia, possibly?), 1000
Leif Ericson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, a definitive European landing in the "New World", 1003
The Korean Hangual alphabet is devised, 1446
Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land, 1635
Collegiate School of CT (Yale University) is chartered in New Haven, 1701
Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California, 1776
City of Hobart, Tasmania, founded, 1804
Official opening of the University of Ghent, 1817
Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor, 1855
Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass., patents the first Calliope, 1855
The first US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania, 1865
Aaron Montgomery starts the mail order business that will later become Montgomery Ward, 1872
The Universal Postal Union is created as part of the Treaty of Berne, 1874
The first 2-way telephone conversation over outdoor wires occurs, 1876
Washington Monument opens to the public, 1888
Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US president to attend a World Series Game, 1915
National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) forms, 1926
Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to L.A., 1936
A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia, 1967
The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia, 1970
Abolition of capital punishment in France, 1981
A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, 1992
North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device, 2006
The first lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts occur as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, 2009