Thursday, July 28, 2011



Tinkle of glass.


Bounding out of bed.

Blood dripping as Bigger Girl hopped around.

Kittens trying to get in on the action.


Kittens jumping on the chairs.

Little Girl sweeping glass from the stairs and hall.

Visit to Emergency to make sure no glass in foot.

Serious deep cut -- put prescription anti-bacterial on it and keep bandaged for 7 days, no stitches.

Lesson learned: Do Not Set A Drinking Glass On The Stairs Thinking You Will Remember To Grab It On The Way Up. You will step on it instead.


Today is

AgriFair -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada (through Aug. 1)

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival -- Davenport, IA, US (through the 31st)

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval a/k/a Expulsion of the Acadians Day -- Canada

Dental Awareness Day -- because your teeth should last a lifetime

Emancipation Day -- Bermuda

Festival of Hedjihotep -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of weaving)

Great Texas Mosquito Festival -- Clute, Texas, US (Annual salute to the fact that if you can't beat 'em, and when it's mosquitoes, you can't, you might as well celebrate 'em. There's something for all ages, including the Skeeter Beaters Baby Crawl, a Mosquito calling contest, and a Mr. & Mrs. Mosquito Legs Contest, plus games, rides, carnival food, and more; through the 30th)

Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Peru

Liberation Day -- San Marino

National Chili Dog Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

National Tree Planting Day -- Australian schools

Olavsoka Eve -- Faroe Islands (night before the opening of Parliament)

Panathenaic Festival -- Ancient Greek Calendar (Athenian festival and games for several years at the beginning of their new year)

Phyang Tse-dup Festival -- Ladakh, India (Buddhist festival, through tomorrow)

Prague Folklore Days -- Prague, Czech Republic (through the 31st, an international meeting of folklore ensembles)

Quilt Odyssey 2011 -- Hershey, PA, US (national quilt competition, through the 31st)

Rockhound Gemboree -- Bancroft, ON, Canada (through the 30th)

St. Innocent I's Day

St. Victor I's Day

World Hepatitis Day -- International

Anniversaries Today

Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540
The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933

Birthdays Today

Sally Struthers, 1948
Jim Davis, 1945
Rick Wright, 1945
Bill Bradley, 1943
Phil Proctor, 1040
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
Earl Tupper, 1907
Rudy Vallee, 1901
Joe E. Brown, 1892
Beatrix Potter, 1866

Today in History

Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540
Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609
Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing due process and establishing citizenship for African Americans is certified, 1868
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976
Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005

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