Friday, June 25, 2010

A Bit of Excitement

A bit of excitement in our neighborhood last night.

Little Girl could not be on swim team this year because of her arm. It just didn't quite work out with the timing of her therapy. We haven't been keeping up as much with what is going on across the street at the aquatic club because of that. I do know that the swim team has supper together on Wednesday nights after practice, and that the meets have gone well.

So I wasn't surprised to see them over there last night. I was surprised to step out to check for the mail (at 7pm, and no, it still hadn't arrived) and see an ambulance over there.

It turns out one of the teen swimmers dislocated her knee at practice. She will recover.

It is always a bit unnerving to see flashing lights in the neighborhood, because it happens so seldom. Yes, I know we are blessed to live in a place where so little happens that we are almost sheltered, and I'm glad it wasn't something major and tragic.

Today is

Audie Murphy Days, through tomorrow

Elf Thumping Day -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Optional Holiday

Festival of Ranting and Vaporing, Sponsored by The Daily Bleed

Fiesta of Santa Orosia, Spain

Heidi Festival, New Glarus, Wisconsin (last weekend in June)

Independence Day, Mozambique, Slovenia

Log Cabin Day

National Catfish Day

National Columnists Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

St. Molaug's Day (patron against headaches, insanity)

Take Your Dog to Work Day (Why!? Depending on where you work, what did the dog do to deserve that?)

Tartar Festival of the Plow, Russia

Anniversaries Today:

Virginia becomes the 10th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Scott Terra, 1987
George Michael, 1963
Sonia Sotomayor, 1954
Jimmie Walker, 1949
Phyllis George, 1949
Carly Simon, 1945
June Lockhart, 1925
Sidney Lumet, 1924
George Orwell, 1903

Today in History:

The Book of Concord or Concordia, the historic doctrinal standard of the Lutheran Church, is published, 1580
Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy, from the University of Padua, 1678
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned King of Hungary, 1741
Lucien B. Smith of Ohio patents the first version of barbed wire, 1867
Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, 1876
Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland, 1938
The Diary of Anne Frank is published, 1947
The Berlin airlift begins, 1948
The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea, 1950
First live global satellite television programme – Our World, 1967
Mozambique achieves independence, 1975
Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington, 1981
Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia, 1991
Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada, 1993

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