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Yesterday, Becca, Mr. Cal the dog and i went to feed the turtles at the bridge, but the turtles were not out as it was so cold. We met the geese and a duck instead.
Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Her momma gave her thirty-five cents
For her Saturday spending cash.
No school today, her chores were done,
It was time for her weekly bash!
The bus would cost a dime one way,
A transfer would bring her home,
The rest would be spent at the best place
Where she was allowed to roam.
Ten cents bought her a ticket,
A nickel each for the soda pop,
The popcorn and the pickle,
And in the seat she'd plop.
The afternoon at the picture show
Was truly a delight.
Cartoons and a newsreel,
Then Buck Rogers the bad guys did fight.
Finally the featured movie,
And sometimes even two!
Then taking the bus on back to home
Where supper was waiting for you.
Oh, those were the fun days,
Grandma does remember well,
When an afternoon at the movies
Was really considered swell.
(Yes, when Grandma got old enough to take the city bus by herself, this was her favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Those were the days.)
Can You Find Your Old Rubik's Cube and Still Work It Day -- internet generated, and why would you bother?
Color Photos Day -- anniversary of the Kodak introduction of modern color film in 1935
Dia de la Soberania Nacional -- Argentina (Sovereignty Day)
Eat A Cranberry Day -- just to see why you add sugar, i guess
Feast of Qawl(Speech) -- Baha'i
Fibonacci Day -- celebrating the mathematical Fibonacci Series, which begins as 1,1,2,3
Giorgoba -- Georgia (St. George's Day; they celebrate their patron saint twice a year, today and May 6, his feast day on the OS calendar)
Icelandic Calendar Month Ylir (Whiner) begins -- named after the whining winter winds
International Image Consultant Day -- Association of Image Consultants International
Jukebox Day -- many days compete for this title, but the first known nickel-in-the-slot record machine went into service on this day in 1889 in San Francisco, CA, US
Kinro Kansha no Hi -- Japan (Labour Day Thanksgiving, when people express gratitude to each other for their work through the year)
Learn When To Start Thawing the Turkey Day -- US (USDA "Let's Talk Turkey" hotline 800-535-4555; Butterball "Turkey Talk-Line" 800-323-4848)
National Cashew Day -- some sites list it on the 22nd, i'm celebrating both as i love cashews
National Espresso Day
National Military Families Recognition Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1993, the Monday before Thanksgiving Day)
Pencil Sharpener Day -- John Love of Massachusetts patented the first one this day in 1897
Repudiation Day -- Maryland, US (anniversary of the Franklin County Court refusal to cooperate with Britain's Stamp Tax Act)
Rudolf Maister Day -- Slovenia
St. Clement's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, marble workers/stonecutters, sick children; Dundee, Scotland; Velletri, Italy)
St. Columbanus's Day (Patron of motorcyclists; Bobbio, Italy; against floods)
St. Felicity's Day (Patron of martyrs, widows; against the death of children, sterility)
Miley Cyrus, 1992
Lucas Grabeel, 1984
vSalli Richardson, 1967
Steve Harvey, 1956
Bruce Hornsby, 1954
Susan Anspach, 1945
Krzysztof Penderecki, 1933
Jerry Bock, 1928
Johnny Mandel, 1925
Emmett Littleton Ashfrd, 1914
Harpo Marx, 1888
Boris Karloff, 1887
Billy the Kidd (William H. Bonney), 1859
Franklin Pierce, 1804
Edward Rutledge, 1749
"I Feel Fine"(Beatles single release), 1964
"Dr. Who"(TV), 1963
"Of Mice and Men"(Play), 1937
Life Magazine(First issue), 1936
First play-by-play American style football game radio broadcast, 1919 (Texas A&M beat University of Texas, 7-0)
Today in History:
Thespis of Icaria becomes the first actor to portray a character onstage, BC534
Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III, 800
Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile. 1248
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published, 1644
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax, 1765
Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, 1835
Patent granted for a process of making color photographs, 1863
The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, 1889
King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir, 1890
Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars, 1897
Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love, 1897
Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, NY in "Rigoletto", 1903
Wright Brothers forms million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes, 1909
Life Magazine publishes its first issue, 1936
The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia, 1955
The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world's longest running science fiction drama, 1963
Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time, 1971
A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people, 1980
The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek, 1990
Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary, 2001
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country, 2005
A message is found on the leg of a mummified pigeon from WWII in Surrey, England, in a code that is unrecognized, 2012
A special 50th anniversary episode of Dr. Who is aired, simulcast to 94 countries and earning a Guiness World Record for the largest simulcast of a TV drama, 2013
The Sumatran rhino is officially declared extinct in Malaysia after the last known specimen, 25-year-old Iman, dies of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, 2019