Thursday, September 10, 2009

Today is not a good day to blog.

Let's just leave it at that.

Today in History:

Air Force Day, Canada

Festival of the Poets, Japan

Godsall Day (Day of Rest), Southern outer Tibet

Harvest Home Nibbling Contest (Gremlins) -- Fairy Calendar

Hot Dog Day

International Dart Tournament, Alberta, Canada

Moon Festival

Old-Timers Day

National Employee/Boss Exchange Day

National Weiner Schnitzel, Day

Scapegoat Day

Sewing Machine Day

Swap Ideas Day

St. Finian's Day

St. George's Caye Day, Belize

St. Nicholas of Tolentino's Day (patron of sick animals, mariners, holy souls, babies, mothers, and the dying -- talk about a busy Saint!)

Birthdays Today:

Amy Irving, 1953
Joe Perry, 1950
Jose Feliciano, 1945
Charles Kuralt, 1934
Roger Maris, 1934
Arnold Palmer, 1929
Rin Tin Tin, 1918
Fay Wray, 1907
Adele Astaire, 1896
Elsa Schiaparelli, 1890
Ian Fleming, 1888
Isaac Kauffman Funk, 1839
Marie Laveau, 1801

Today in History:

John Smith is elected president of Jamestown, Va., Colony Council, 1608
Nathan Hale answers the call of George Washington for a volunteer spy, 1776
Elias Howe patents the sewing machine, 1846
Lincoln Highway, the first paved coast-to-coast road in the US, opens, 1913

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