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This little cutie-pie was so busy napping she just did not want to turn and look at the camera:
Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Delores and her friend Jenny are taking turns providing a theme for Poetry Monday, and i am trying my hand at participating. This weeks theme is Mail.
We had a great vacation,
We played without a care.
We laughed at moderation,
As fun things we did share.
Then home we came and waiting
To be tended with travail
Was a great big heaped up piling
Of all of last week's mail.
Bake Your Own Bread Day -- it's really not that hard, especially if you break out the bread machine.
Bunker Hill Day -- Suffolk County, MA, US (actual date)
Dia del Padre -- El Salvador; Guatemala (Father's Day)
Eat All of Your Vegetables Day / Fresh Veggies Day -- yes, i have this listed yesterday, too; internet sites disagree about the actual date, and you need your veggies today, also!
Full Strawberry Moon / Rose Moon; related observances
Ancient Celtic month Equos (horse-time) begins
Nayon Full Moon -- Mayanmar
Poson Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
Independence Day/National Day -- Iceland
International Violin Day -- Stravinsky's birth anniversary
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana -- Bhutan
National Apple Struedel Day
National Heroes' Day -- Bermuda
National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival -- Weiser, ID, US (through Saturday)
Okinawa Day -- Japan/US (remembrance of signing the treaty, in 1971, to return Okinawa to Japan)
Organic Act Day -- US Virgin Islands (commemorates the organization of how the islands are governed)
Pirate Radio Day -- no actual pirate (i.e., unlicensed) radio stations will admit to declaring this a holiday, but what do you expect?
Ride to Work Day -- ride your motorcycle or scooter! if you don't have one, watch out for those who do
Soviet Occupation Day -- Latvia
St. Botulph of Ikanhoe's Day (Patron of agricultural and farm workers, sailors, travellers; Bossal, England; Boston, England; Boston, MA, US; Botesdale, England; Botolph Bridge, Huntingdonshire, Englad; Botolph's Bridge, Kent, Englad; Botolph, Sussex, England)
St. Herve's Day (Patron of the blind; against eye diseases and problems)
The Queen's Birthday Celebration -- Anguilla; Gibraltar; Norfolk Island
Toadstool-Squatting begins -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)
Vice President's Remembrance Day -- not officially, just a day to see how many vice presidents you remember
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought -- UN
Orpheus marries the nymph Eurydice, Ancient Greek traditional date
Mark Walker, 1999
Lee Ryan, 1983
Venus Williams, 1980
Will Forte, 1970
Dan Jansen, 1965
Greg Kinnear, 1963
Thomas Haden Church, 1960
Mark Linn-Baker, 1953
Joe Piscopo, 1951
Barry Manilow, 1946
Art Bell, 1945
Newt Gingrich, 1943
Gene De Paul, 1919
John Richard Hersey, 1914
Ralph Bellamy, 1904
Sammy Fain, 1902
M.C. Escher, 1898
Igor Stravinsky, 1882
William Hooper, 1742
John Wesley, 1703
"Oh! Calcutta!"(Revue), 1969
"Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"(Comic strip), 1919
Today in History:
Vlad III the Impaler (a/k/a Vlad Dracul or Count Dracula) attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, 1462
Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, 1565
Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England, 1579
Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth; her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal, 1631
The Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775
In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands, 1839
1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory, 1876
The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor, 1885
The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT, 1901
"Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres, 1919
Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic, 1944
The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opens; it is still open today, 1958
The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress, 1961
Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel, 1972
With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct, 1987
The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required racial classification of all South Africans at birth, 1991
Australian scientists report that they have "teleported" a laser beam, breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location, 2002
The first condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people is issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2011
The Incredibles 2 sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend, 2018