Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Sunday!

A happy Sunday to everyone!

The hojaldras for Grandpa's Father's Day gift are ready, and we will be going out to lunch with him and Grandma after church.

Because we weren't able to see him last week, we are counting this week as the holiday, with him anyway. Much better than everyone arguing over whom to spend holidays with -- schedule them to fit you!


Today is

America's Kids Day -- founded to encourage parents to teach their children the value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Army and Navy Day -- Azerbaijan

Beautician's Day -- on a couple of websites, while other list other days; if yours puts the "beauty" in beautician, remember her next time you go.

Descendent's Day -- a world-wide day to take account of all the previous years' activities and how they will impact our descendents

Festival of the Tarasque -- Tarascon, France (legendary dragon tamed by St. Martha)

Flag Day -- Romania

Holiday for the Shemsu of Heru -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Independence Day -- Madagascar; Somalia

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

National Canoe Day -- Canada

National Chocolate Pudding Day

St. Pelayo's Day

Sunthorn Phu Day -- Thailand


Birthdays Today:

Jennette McCurdy, 1992
Derek Jeter, 1974
Chris O'Donnell, 1970
Harriet Wheeler, 1963
Greg LeMond, 1961
Chris Isaak, 1956
Eleanor Parker, 1922
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 1914
Colonel Tom Parker, 1909
Peter Lorre, 1904
Pearl S. Buck, 1892
Lord Kelvin, 1824
Abner Doubleday, 1819


Today in History:

Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire; General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield, 363
The legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, German, 1284
Richard III is crowned king of England, 1483
Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima, 1541
The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States, 1870
The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity, 1909
The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco, 1945
William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor, 1948
The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships, 1959
The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, 1974
Indira Gandhi establishes emergency rule in India, 1975
The CN Tower, the world's tallest free-standing structure on land, is opened to general public, 1976*
Biologists J. Craig Venter and Francis S. Collins announced that their research groups had mapped the human genome, 2000


*It is still the tallest in the Western Hemisphere

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