Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Babies

Not much going on today. Just 3 newborn kittens, brought here last night. Found at someone's work, they are feisty and beautiful -- going to be colorpoints of some sort, meaning Siamese looking.

They eat well, and we have high hopes.

Today is

Celebration of Our Lady of the Snows begins

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval -- Canada

Hamburger Day

Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Peru

National Milk Chocolate Day

Olavsoka Eve -- Faroe Islands (night before the opening of Parliament)

Pythias' Day -- Ancient Greek Calendar

St. Innocent I's Day

St. Victor I's Day

Anniversaries Today

Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540

Birthdays Today

Sally Struthers, 1948
Jim Davis, 1945
Rick Wright, 1945
Bill Bradley, 1943
Phil Proctor, 1040
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
Earl Tupper, 1907
Rudy Vallee, 1901
Joe E. Brown, 1892
Beatrix Potter, 1866

Today in History

Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540
Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609
Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976
Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005

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