Sunday, June 19, 2011

How We Celebrate Father's Day

So, how do we celebrate Father's Day? Well, in our house, we make sure Sweetie gets a good, undisturbed attendance at Bedside Baptist during the afternoon, and then i feed him a really big dinner with the family at home. That's plenty for him, since Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, still insists he has to come over, since it is Sunday.

Later in the week, the children will take him out for a special meal.

So to all of you, however you celebrate it, a Happy Father's Day to you, or your father, or the significant father figures in your life.

Today is

All Saints -- Orthodox Christian

Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas / "Never Again" Day -- Uruguay

Father's Day

Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival of the Coming Ice Age -- can't find out anything about this one, but it sounds hilarious

Garfield the Cat Day (his birthday)

Hogueras de San Juan -- Alicante, Spain (through the 24th; Bonfires of St. John)

Husband Caregiver Day

Independence Day -- Kuwait

Juneteenth -- US, celebrates the news of freedom on the day it came to slaves on Galveston Island, Texas

Labour Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

National Martini Day

New Church Day -- Swedenborgian Christian

Procession of the Golden Chariot a/k/a Battle of the Lumeçon -- Mons, Belgium (a reenactment of St. George slaying the dragon)

Rusalka's Week begins -- Ancient Slavic Calendar (week long festival to honor the divinity of rivers)

St. Boniface of Querfurt's Day

St. Jude's Day

St. Romuald's Day

Trinity Sunday -- Christian

World Sauntering Day

World Sickle Cell Day

Birthdays Today:

Zoe Saldana, 1978
Mia Sara, 1967
Paula Abdul, 1962
Kathleen Turner, 1954
Phylicia Rashad, 1948
Salman Rushdie, 1947
Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, 1942
Gena Rowlands, 1930
Louis Jourdan, 1919
Pauline Kael, 1919
Pat Buttram, 1915
Lou Gehrig, 1903
Guy Lombardo, 1902
Moe Howard, 1897
Wallis Simpson, 1896
Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834
Blaise Paschal, 1623
King James I of England and VI of Scotland, 1566

Today in History:

King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver, 1269
The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven, 1306
English colonists leave Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America, 1586
Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion, 1770
Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1816
The first officially recorded, organized baseball match was played under Alexander Joy Cartwright's rules on Hoboken's Elysian Fields (Hoboken, New Jersey)with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1; Cartwright umpired, 1846
Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom; the anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 35 other states as Juneteenth, 1865
Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro, 1867
After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist, 1870
The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins, 1875
The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington, 1910
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York, 1953
Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom, 1961
In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped, 1982
Norway ratifies the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention of 1989, 1990
Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway, 2006

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