Sunday, July 4, 2010

I'm not sure what sparked it, but yesterday I had the worst SVT episode I have ever had. Heart rate around 200, and it lasted over half an hour.

I spent the rest of the day trying to move slowly and not do anything to disturb the status quo. So of course I got very little done.

The good thing was the jambalaya was a hit; I bought several dinners and a bag of leftover jambalaya, which #2 Son claimed for his own and ate straight out of the zip top bag.

If I have no further episodes, I'll try to get the laundry caught up after church.

Happy Independence Day!

Today is

Apache Maidens' Puberty Rites

Barbeque Day

Build a Scarecrow Day (first Sunday)

Fil-American Friendship Day (Philippines, U.S.)

Garibaldi Day -- Italy

Holy Firecracker Day (John Updike's Couples)

Independence Day -- U.S.

Independence from Meat Day

Indivisible Day

International Drive Your Studebaker Day

Jumping on the Mattress Night -- Fairy Calendar

Liberation Day -- Rwanda

National Barbecue Spareribs Day

National Country Music Day

National Huckleberry Festival

National Paralyzed Veteran's Day

Old Midsummer Eve

Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

St. Elizabeth of Portugal's Day

St. Ulrich's Day (patron against difficult birth, dizziness, mice, moles)

Stone Skipping Tournament

Tom Sawyer Fence-Painting Day -- Hannibal, Missouri

Birthdays Today

Koko, 1971 (gorilla who speaks sign language)
Geraldo Rivera, 1943
George Steinbrenner, 1930
Gina Lollobrigida, 1927
Neil Simon, 1927
Eva Marie Saint, 1924
Ann Landers, 1918
Abigail Van Buren, 1918
Mitch Miller, 1911
Gloria Stuart, 1910
George Murphy, 1902
Rube Goldberg, 1883
Louis B. Mayer, 1882
Calvin Coolidge, 1872
Stephen Foster, 1826
Hiram Walker, 1916
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804

Today in History

A supernova is observed by the Chinese, the Arabs and possibly Amerindians near the star Tauri; for several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day, and its remnants form the Crab Nebula, 1054
Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye, 1534
The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France (Quebec, Canada), 1634
City of Providence, Rhode Island forms, 1636
The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress, 1776
The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, opens, 1802
The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American public, 1803
Construction of the Erie Canal begins in Rome, New York, 1817
The world's first long-distance railway, the Grand Junction Railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool, 1837
The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end, 1840
Henry David Thoreau embarks on a two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, 1845
The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published, 1855
Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, 1862*
The Anglo-Zulu war ends, 1879
The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States, 1886
The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia, 1886
Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4, 1892
The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole, 1894
Dorothy Levitt was reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race', 1903
African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States, 1910
First flight of the Lockheed Vega, 1927
Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth" as he announces his retirement from major league baseball, 1939
After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States, 1946
The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe, 1950
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law, 1966
NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars, 1997

*Published 3 years to the day later, in 1865


  1. Where do you find all these 'days'? I'm still pondering Compliment Your Mirror day.

    ((hug)) <-- had a stray hug I wasn't using, wanted to give it to you. If it's not the right size, please do give it to someone else :)

  2. I appreciate hugs in all sizes, thank you.

    I scour the internet for these silly holidays, and try to confirm them all. It seems that every day has some reason to celebrate, which I enjoy.