Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First Aid

A friendly reminder.

Today is Heimlich maneuver day, and it reminds me that everyone should brush up on first aid procedures once in a while.

There's nothing to bring calm in a crisis like knowing what first aid steps to take. Trust me on that.


Today is

Dare Day

Donut Day

Early Bird Day (the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese)

Feast of Carna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of the heart and other organs)

Feast of St. Justin Martyr

Festival of Non-Linearity

Flip a Coin Day

Gawai Dayak, Malaysia

Heimlich Maneuver Day

Helen Keller Day (Lion's Club)

Madaraka Day, Kenya (self-rule/responsibility day)

Mint Julip Day, Oxford, Mississippi

National Go Barefoot Day

National Hazelnut Cake Day

Say Something Nice Day

Stand for Children Day


Anniversaries Today:

Kentucky becomes the 15th US state, 1792
Tennessee becomes the 16th US state, 1796
Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, is founded as the first US land-grant university, 1808


Birthdays Today:

Alanis Morissette, 1974
Heidi Klum, 1973
Ron Wood, 1947
Robert Powell, 1944
Rene Auberjonois, 1940
Morgan Freeman, 1937
Colleen McCullough, 1937
Pat Boone, 1934
Edward Woodward, 1930
Bob Monkhouse, 1928
Andy Griffith, 1926
Marilyn Monroe, 1926
Nelson Riddle, 1921
Brigham Young, 1801


Today in History:

Hugh Capet is elected King of France, 987
Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing, 1215
Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England, 1533
Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1660
The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars, 1794
U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom, 1812
James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: "Don't give up the ship!" 1813
James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole, 1831
American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, 1855
Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico, 1868
Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine, 1869
Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War, 1879
The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns, 1890
The First Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires, 1929
Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months, 1958
Adolf Eichmann becomes only person ever to receive a death penalty in Israel, 1962
Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day), 1963
The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine, 1974
The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power, 1979
Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil, killing all 228 passengers and crew, 2009
General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2009

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