Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bigger Girl has her job set up for the summer. When we get back from the annual trek to Florida with the grandparents, she will be working with the research horses at the local university.

Granted she will probably just be shoveling horse manure from the stables, but she doesn't care. As long as she is working with horses, she will be happy doing anything.

She already plans to save up her money for a trip to Disney World without her siblings. She just may pull it off, too.

Today is

Apollon Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of music, poetry, sunlight)

Black Watch Day

Flag Day, Haiti

International Museum Day

Iris Festival

Moonbeam Hopping Gala -- Fairy Calendar

National Cheese Souffle Day

National Tenant's Day

No Dirty Dishes Day

Rooster Day

St. Eric's Day (patron of Sweden)

St. Theodotus' Day

Visit Your Relatives Day

World Goodwill Day

Anniversaries Today:

Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1152

Birthdays Today:

Tina Fey, 1970
Chow Yun-Fat, 1955
Rick Wakeman, 1954
George Strait, 1952
Reggie Jackson, 1946
Brooks Robinson, 1937
Dwayne Hickman, 1934
Robert Morse, 1931
Pernell Robers, 1930
Pope John Paul II, 1920
Margot Fonteyn, 1919
Perry Como, 1912
Frank Capra, 1897
Omar Khayyam, 1048

Today in History:

Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm, 1096
The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch, 1268
Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India, 1498
Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy (under torture) lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593
John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts, 1631
Rhode Island passes North America's first anti-slavery law, 1652
Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec, 1765
The first United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States, 1783
Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate, 1804
The destruction of Saturdays forever after: Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower, 1830
The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland, 1843
The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional, 1896
A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people, 1896
Bram Stoker's Dracula is published, 1897
The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley, 1910
Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier, 1953
Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1974
Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage, 1980
In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h (357.2 mph), 1990


  1. I know a couple of women who worked at cleaning stables. They were around the creatures they loved and they got into really good shape!

  2. That is another plus, isn't it? That you can stay active and healthy.

    Although this is one teen who got good genes from her dad -- just over 5'6" and weighs only 110lbs. She is the same shape as her dad's sister.


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