Monday, September 27, 2010

I do apologize that yesterday's post was cut short, and this is late. Very busy, and sharing my computer with a friend who couldn't bring hers, as she was limited to what she could fly with while I had a whole car to myself and could bring as much as I could cram in there.

I do hope I can continue tomorrow.


Today is:

Ancestor Appreciation Day

Cosme e Damiao (Sts. Cosmo and Damien)

Crush a Can Day

Dragonfight Day

Festival of Namakungwe -- Zambia (the originator)

Festival of Varuni -- India (goddess of wine)

Independence Day, El Salvador

International Rabbit Day

Meskel -- Ethiopian/Eritrian Orthodox Christian

National Milk Chocolate Day

St. Frumentius' Day

St. Vincent De Paul's Day (patron of Madagascar, hospital workers, prisoners)

World Heart Day

World Tourism Day


Birthdays Today:

Avril Lavigne, 1984
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1972
Sophia Milos, 1965
Shaun Cassidy, 1958
Mike Schmidt, 1949
Wilford Brimley, 1934
Greg Morris, 1934
Arthur Penn, 1922
William Conrad, 1920
Jayne Meadows, 1920
Thomas Nast, 1840
George Muller, 1805
Samuel Adams, 1722


Today in History:

Severe earthquake in the Gulf of Chili, China; reports of 100,000 killed, 1290
Jesuits founded by Ignatius Loyola, 1540
John Adams negotiates peace terms with Britain, 1779
Constitution submitted to the states for ratification, 1787
Jean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone, 1822
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains, 1825
The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc²,1905
The first production of a Ford Model T automobile rolls off the line at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan, 1908
First test of a twin engine airplane, in France, 1910
Native American Day is first celebrated, 1916
Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members, 1919
The first Santa Clause Training School opens in Albion, NY, 1937
The Balinese tiger is declared to be an extinct species, 1937
Sierra Leone joins the United Nations, 1961
Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system, 1983
Google is founded, 1998
East Timor joins the United Nations, 2002
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7, 2008

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