Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Work went long today, lots to clean after the wedding this past weekend.

Today is:

Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute

Independence Day, Madagascar

Kwanzaa, Day 5, Purpose

Miracle Day

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Republic Day, Romania

Rizal Day, Philippines

Sixth Day of Christmas

St. Sabinus' Day

Anniversary Today:

Rutherford B. Hayes (19th US President) marries Lucy Ware Webb, 1852

Birthdays Today:

LeBron James, 1984
Kristin Kreuk, 1982
Eliza Dushku, 1980
Laila Ali, 1977
Tiger Woods, 1975
Sean Hannity, 1961
Tracey Ullman, 1959
Matt Lauer, 1957
Meredith Vieira, 1953
Patti Smith, 1946
Davy Jones, 1945
Michael Nesmith, 1942
Del Shannon, 1939
Noel Paul Stookey, 1937
Sandy Koufax, 1935
Russ Tamblyn, 1934
Bo Diddley, 1928
Jack Lord, 1920
Bert Parks, 1914
Rudyard Kipling, 1865

Today in History:

Hugo Capet, King of the Franks, crowns his son Robert the Pious king and co-ruler, 987
Tokyo is hit by an earthquake, about 37,000 die, 1703
The first coffee is planted in Hawaii (Kona), 1817
Gyula, Count Andrássy, of Hungary, issues the Andrassy Note, calling for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms, 1875
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres, 1879
The American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans, 1903
Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1906
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan, 1906
Japan dedicates the first subway in the Orient (route under 2 miles long), 1927


  1. Hello, I have a few bloggers who had Christmas weddings and also a friend who had her dad's 80th birthday party at the church.
    It is fun to look at today's birthdays on your list. Tiger Wood, Jack Lord - I used to love Hawaii Five-O - and Bert Parks!
    Wishing you a happy new year.

  2. I love the idea of a "Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute" !

    And can I just say "thank you"? When one is going through discouragements, it's tremendously helpful to have a comment on the blog that does /not/ convey cheap, easy platitudes. I really appreciate your restraint :)


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