Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Today's is a headache post.

As in, i have a headache, and beyond the usual daily items, i'm not up to writing much.

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'." ~ Wayne Dyer

The habit it need to leave behind is not bothering to eat until i already have the headache!

Today is

*Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival) -- Bregenz, Austria (performing arts festival, through August 21)

*Friendship Festival -- Lathrop, Missouri, US (through the 23rd; this year's theme is "A Pirate's Adventure")

*Friend's Day -- Argentina; Brazil; Uruguay

*Independence Day -- Colombia

*Moon Day

*Mushi Okuri Festival -- Iwami Town, Shimane, Japan (an ancient dance, once common through the islands but now rarely performed, is done at numerous locations through the city; the dance is a request to insects to leave the rice fields alone and go elsewhere)

*National Lollipop Day

*Nagasaki Peiron Senshukan -- Nagasaki, Japan (two day dragon boat racing festival begun in the 17th century)

*Perun's Day -- Ancient Slavic Calendar (celebration of Perun, great god of thunder)

*St. Elijah's Day (patron against drought, earthquakes)

*Saint Margaret of Antioch's Day (patron of childbirth)

*St. Uncumber's Day (patron against men's lust)

*Synoikia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; a celebration of the unification of all Attica, held in Athens)

*Thgir-yaw-Dnuor Day -- Fairy Calendar

*Ugly Truck Day -- must be a guy thing, they know where every scratch and dent came from, after all!

*Vigil for Peace, Justice, and Respect for the Human Rights of all in Columbia -- a movement begun among Native Americans of many tribes, now open to all who seek peace

Birthdays Today

Gisele Bundchen, 1980
Chris Cornell, 1964
Billy Mays, 1958
Carlos Santana, 1947
Kim Carnes, 1946
Diana Rigg, 1938
Natalie Wood, 1938
Chuck Daly, 1933
Sir Edmund Hillary, 1919
Alberto Santos-Dumont, 1873
Gregor Mendel, 1822
Francesco Petrarch, 1304
Alexander the Great, BCE 356

Today in History

Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount; the Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots during the Siege of Jerusalem, 70
The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain, 1712
French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la VĂ©rendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan, 1738
Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain, 1810
British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada, 1871
Sioux Chief Sitting Bull leads the last of his fugitive people in surrender to United States troops at Fort Buford, North Dakota, 1881
Ford Motor Company ships its first car, 1903
Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives, 1921
In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism, while in Nuremburg, Germany, 200 Jewish merchants are arrested and paraded through the streets, 1933
The Organization for European Economic Cooperation admits Spain, 1959
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government, 1960
The Special Olympics is founded, 1968
Apollo 11 successfully lands on the Moon 3:39 a.m. GMT 21st July, 1969
India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship, 1975
The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars, 1976
Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career, 1976
In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade, 2000


  1. Poor you. I hope you're feeling better before too long.

  2. Thanks, Hilary. It's really my own fault, and i appreciate the sympathy.


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