Saturday, July 17, 2010

The well is dry today.

Hmm, actually, I should probably be more specific. The well of what to write here is dry. The "well", as I call the hole with a sump pump in the laundry dungeon, does have water in it, because the water table is high enough here that it is seldom completely empty.

The A/C people came back out, and couldn't find any reason for the unit to cause the wires in the house to burn up. Of course they couldn't. The sum of what they are saying is that if the unit is going bad, we have to wait for it to do so, in its own good time, to do anything about it.

Meanwhile, we will get the surge protector. It beats the house burning before we have moved everything out of it. Once we move, some sweet day, I will probably set the blaze myself.

Today is

67th Annual Chesapeake Turtle Derby

Birthday of Nepthys -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (sister of Isis)

Constitution Day -- South Korea

Crank Call Day

Feast of St. Kenelm

Feast of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne

Feast of the Clockless NowEver

La Festa del Redentore -- Venice, Italy (Feast of the Redeemer)

Munoz-Rivera Day -- Puerto Rico

National Peach Ice Cream Day

Petal-Hopping for Hopeless Cases -- Fairy Calendar

Prince Lot Hula Festival -- Moanalua Gardens, Hawai'i

Scillitan Martyrs' Day

St. Alexius Day

St. Marcellina's Day

Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day

Woodie Wagon Day

World Day for International Justice

Wrong Way Corrigan Day

Wrong Days in Wright, Minnesota -- through tomorrow

Yellow Pig Day -- mathematics festivals at various universities

Birthdays Today

Tash Hamilton, 1982
Mark Burnett, 1960
J. Michael Straczynski, 1954
David Hasselhoff, 1952
Phoebe Snow, 1952
Camilla Parker Bowles, 1947
Diahann Carroll, 1935
Donald Sutherland, 1934
Phyllis Diller, 1917
Art Linkletter, 1912
James Cagney, 1899
Erle Stanley Gardner, 1889
John Jacob Aster, 1763

Today in History

Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians, the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world, 180
Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China, 1402
Catherine II (the Great) becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia, 1762
Londoner Thomas Saint patented the first sewing machine, 1790
The first issue of Punch magazine was published, England, 1841
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston as the first dental school in the U.S, 1867
On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 1918
The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; 5 lives are lost, 1918
An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain begins the Spanish Civil War, 1936
After being denied permission to make a transatlantic crossing, Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan, 1928
Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California, 1955
A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless, 1998

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