Saturday, May 8, 2010

Today should be interesting.

I get to be a delivery driver for a local florist.

I did this a couple of years ago for Valentine's Day, and it is interesting. It pays by the delivery, so it keeps you moving.

Today is

Birth Mother's Day

Birthday of Lord Buddha, Japan date

Dog-Prodding Day for Gremlins -- Fairy Calendar

International Migratory Bird Day

Iris Day

Letter Carriers Food Drive Day

Mother Ocean Day

National Babysitters Day

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

National Miniature Golf Day

National Train Day

No Socks Day

Stay Up All Night Day (And be bleary-eyed for your mom tomorrow?)

Stork Day, Denmark

St. Wiro's Day (patron of Holland)

V-E Day

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

World Fair Trade Day

Birthdays Today:

Enrique Iglesias, 1975
Robert M. Hensel, 1969
Melissa Gilbert, 1964
Toni Tennille, 1943
Peter Benchley, 1940
Rick Nelson, 1940
Don Rickles, 1926
Robert Johnson, 1911
Bishop Fulton Sheen, 1895
Harry S Truman, 1884

Today in History:

Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo, 1541
Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, is tried and guillotined by the Reign of Terror, 1794
Future US president Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the Mexican-American war, 1846
At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens, 1877
In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people, 1902
In Rheims, France, German forces agree to an unconditional surrender, ending the war in Europe, 1945
The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 1976
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make the first ascent of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen, 1978
The World Health Organization announces the eradication of smallpox, 1980
The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day, 2005


  1. Oh, thank you for the reminder! Have to go grab some cans of food to put out for the mailman!


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