Monday, May 10, 2010

Things continue as usual around here.

Little Girl goes in to get her bandages changed today.

The kittens are all pretty well weaned to drinking from a bowl and eating dry food.

The ringworm seems to be clearing up.

My mother was happy with her gifts yesterday.

No rain in the forecast, and the temperatures are very moderate, especially in the mornings, so I can walk outside if I do it early.

Five days to file brother-in-law's state taxes.

Just the usual.

Today is

Clean up Your Room Day

Golden Spike Day

Human Kindness Day

Lupus Awareness Day

National Shrimp Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

St. Cathal's Day (patron against drought, storms, and hernias)

St. Isidore's Day

St. Job's Day (patron against depression and ulcers)

Trust Your Intuition Day

Windmill Day

Birthdays Today:

Kenan Thompson, 1978
Amanda Borden, 1977
Paul "Bono" Hewson, 1960
Phil and Steve Mahre, 1957
Donovan, 1946
Judith Jamison, 1943
Gary Owens, 1936
Pat Summerall, 1930
Nancy Walker, 1922
David O. Selznick, 1902
Fred Astaire, 1899
Max Steiner, 1888
Emperor Fushimi of Japan, 1265
Emperor Claudius, 213

Today in History:

Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb, 1267
Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I, 1291
Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves on a voyage to the New World, 1497
Christopher Columbus "discovers" the Cayman Islands, 1503
Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland, 1534
Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary, 1559
Benjamin Franklin first tests the lightning rod, 1752
New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels, 1837
In India, the first war of Independence begins, 1857
The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike, 1869
Romania declares itself independent from Turkey, 1877
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883, 1893
The first Mother's Day is observed, 1893
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed Director of the FBI, 1924
First successful launch of a V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground, 1946
Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts, 1954
The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth, 1960
The Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing, 1979
Fran├žois Mitterrand becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French 5th republic, 1981
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president, 1994

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