Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The kittens have gone through another 5 pounds of powdered formula. We are mixing the stuff once or twice an hour during the day!

This is with taking the older ones out of the room when we feed the little ones that eat from a bowl. Of course, there is no way i'm going to give those big guys the bottle, although i'm sure they would take it.

Everyone is doing well for right now, so i'm hoping no more illness.

They are certainly eating enough to convince me they are healthy.

Today is

Aldersgate Day -- Methodism

Battle of Pichincha Day -- Ecuador

Bermuda Day -- Bermuda

Brother's Day

Commonwealth Day -- Belize

Culture Day -- Bulgaria

Day for the Naming of Rocks and Planets -- Fairy Calendar

Elf Fest -- Lothlorien (near Needmore, Indiana, through the 30th)

Feast of Hermes Trismegistus (thrice-blessed Hermes, patron of alchemy, date approximate)

Hug Your Cat Day

Independence Day -- Eritrea

La Fete des Saintes Maries -- Les-Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer, France (gypsy festival, to honor St. Sara, their patron; through the 25th)

Lubiri Memorial Day -- Buganda

Morse Code Day

Mothers Festival -- Celtic Calendar (celebrates the three mother goddesses

National Escargot Day

National Geographic Bee -- National Geographic Headquarters, Washington, DC; shown live today and tomorrow on the National Geographic Channel, hosted by Alex Trebek

St. Cyril's Day

St. Sara's Day

Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (two day Athenian festival to honor Apollo and Artemis)

Birthdays Today:

Billy Gilman, 1988
Joe Dumars, 1963
Rosanne Cash, 1955
Priscilla Presley, 1945
Patti LaBelle, 1944
Gary Burghoff, 1943
Bob Dylan, 1941
Tommy Chong, 1938
"Engineer Bill" Stulla, 1911
Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 1878
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1819
Abraham Geiger, 1810
Gabriel Fahrenheit, 1686

Today in History:

The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt, 1218
Peter Minuit buys Manhattan, 1626
The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants; Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded, 1689
John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day, 1738
Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito, 1822
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published, 1830
The first passenger rail service in US, from Baltimore to Elliots Mill, Maryland, begins, 1830
Samuel FB Morse taps out the first telegraph message, "What hath God wrought", 1844
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction, 1883
The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State, 1900
Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight), 1930
Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight, 1940
Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbana, 1956
Cyprus enters the Council of Europe, 1961
FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City, 1968
The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union, 1970
The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran, 1980
Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia, 1991
Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel, 1991
15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest, 2001
North Korea bans mobile phones, 2004

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