Sunday, October 18, 2009

It is

It is a 50*F morning yesterday, 43*F today.

Wow, around here, I call that cold, for October.

I know, those of you who live where it really gets cold, that is nothing at all. I get cold very, very easily, however, and my hands and feet ache with it.

I knew our lack of tropical type weather this year meant an earlier cold season. I wasn't quite ready for it to be mid October.

Someday, I want to visit Canada, and lots of other places where the winters are truly cold. It will have to be during their summers, though.

Stay warm, wherever you are!

Today is:

Alaska Day

Great Horn Fair, Kent, England

Independence Day, Chile

International Credit Union Day

King Look Under Your Mattress's Unique Hiding Display -- Fairy Calendar (Finally! Proof, on the internet, that you do, indeed, need to look under the matress!)

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

Nike Awareness Day (I hope they are talking the Greek Winged Victory Nike here!)

No Beard Day

Pandrosos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (all-refreshing goddess)

Persons Day, Canada (Marking the ruling that women are persons in 1929.)

Shemini Atzeret, Eighth Day of Assembly -- Jewish

St. Luke's Day (patron of doctors, painters, glassmakers, artists, butchers, notaries, sculptors)

World Menopause Day

Birthdays Today:

Wynton Marsalis, 1961
Erin Moran, 1960
Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1960
Martina Navratilova, 1956
Pam Dawber, 1951
Laura Nyro, 1947
Mike Ditka, 1939
Dawn Wells, 1938
Peter Boyle, 1935
George C. Scott, 1927
Chuck Berry, 1926
Melina Mercouri, 1923
Jesse Helms, 1921
Anita O'Day, 1919
Lotte Lenya, 1900

Today in History:

Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, 1009
Battle of Assadun (Ashingdon), Danes defeat Saxons, 1016
Basel, Switzerland is destroyed by the Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, 1356
University of Heidelberg opens, 1386
Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts in feudal Japan, 1561
The shoemakers of Boston form the first labor organization in the Colonies/US, 1648
The Mason/Dixon line is agreed upon, 1767
The US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, for $7.2 million, 1867
Edison makes electricity available for household use, 1878
John Owen becomes the first foramlly timed person to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds, 1890

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

After days of rain, we awoke to clear skies & cold wind today. Seems like a good hot choc. day!!!