Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Library Fun

A very nice branch of the parish library is located on the road we take when we bring Bigger Girl to work. Thus we have stopped a couple of times on the way home.

She wanted to get Logic for Dummies, but they don't have it. Instead she found Logic Made Simple.

In the process of looking, she kept having to refer to the Dewey Decimal number she had written, and try to locate it on the shelves. She commented, "Someone should write The Dewey Decimal System for Dummies, but no one would be able to find it!"

Today is

Camera Day -- internet generated, but a fun one to celebrate

Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul -- Christian
St. Paul, patron of Greece, Malta, rope makers, tentmakers, upholsterers
St. Peter, patron of clockmakers, fishermen, Russia; against fever, foot trouble, wolves

Haro Wine Festival -- Haro, LaRioja, Spain

Henley Royal Regatta -- Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England (through July 3rd)

Hug Holiday -- while the National Hug Holiday Week has been moved to the beginning of May, this is the original day, and was for quite a while, so go give someone a big hug!

Independence Day -- Seychelles

Isra Al Mi'raj: Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad -- Islam

L-Imnarja -- Malta (folk festival, continuation of St. Peter and Paul Fests)

National Almond Butter Crunch Day

Prince Bernhard Day -- Netherlands

Sata-Hame Accordion Festival, Ikaalinen, Finland -- through July 4

Waffle Iron Day -- don't know why today, but it's a great gadget, and if you have one, enjoy!

Wicked Fairies Summer Debate -- Fairy Calendar (i'd love to hear this!)

Veterans Day -- Netherlands

Birthdays Today:

Fred Grandy, 1948
Richard Lewis, 1947
Gary Busey, 1944
Robert Evans, 1930
Ray Harryhausen, 1920
Slim Pickens, 1919
Nelson Eddy, 1901
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900
William James Mayo, 1863

Today in History:

An Irish monastic chronicler records a solar eclipse, 512
Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island, 1534
The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground, 1613
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario, 1786
Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island, 1850
Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec, 1864
France annexes Tahiti, 1880
The first known recording of classical music, Handel's "Israel in Egypt", is made on a wax cylinder, 1888
Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation, 1891
Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government, 1895
France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes," 1922
Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives a patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles, 1937
Isabel PerĂ³n is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, 1974
The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom, 1976
The space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir Space Station for the first time, 1995
Two car bombs are found at Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of London, 2007

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