Sunday, September 11, 2011

Peace!

Today my prayer is that we will see peace on earth in my lifetime.

No more terror.

Acceptance and toleration.

It's a long shot, but that doesn't mean i can't keep praying, and doing my part.

We need to never forget what happened 10 years ago today in the US. We need to remember by working to bring peace, and an end to such atrocities.

Today i wish you peace.


Today is:

Auditor's Day -- Scientology

Day of Remembrance/Patriot Day -- US (all flags at half staff)

Discontinued Thoughts Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 1, Unity (sponsored by We, the World)

Enkutatash -- Ethiopian New Year

Emergency Number Day -- US

Giostra Della Quintana -- Foligno, Italy (revival of a 17th-century jousting tournament, with 600 knights in full armor)

Grandparent's Day -- US

Great Procession of Tournai -- Tournai, Belgium (religious procession held since 1092, in thanksgiving for deliverance from the plague)

Jinnah Day -- Pakistan

Libraries Remember Day -- encouraging libraries, which preserve knowledge and heritage, promote tolerance, and represent all that is the antithesis to terrorism, to remain open the entire 24 hours of this day as symbol of freedom, tolerance, and hope

Make Your Bed Day -- make your mom happy!

National Day of Catalonia -- Catalonia (an official flag day)

National Day of Service -- US

National Hot Cross Buns Day

National Hug Your Hound Day -- US (to increase awareness of human- and dog-friendly urban spaces)

Nayrouz -- Coptic Orthodox Church (Coptic new year and day of confessors)

No News is Good News Day

Pet Memorial Day -- US, but everyone who has ever lost a pet should feel free to observe

Queen Paola's Birthday -- Belgium (an official flag day)

St. Deiniol's Day

St. Paphnutius' Day

St. Protus and Hyacinth's Day

Teacher's Day -- Latin America


Anniversaries Today:

Diocletian New Year

Remembrance of 9/11/2001


Birthdays Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. 1967
Kristy McNichol, 1962
Lola Falana, 1943
Tom Dreesen, 1942
Brian DePalma, 1940
Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1913
D.H. Lawrence, 1885
O. Henry, 1862


Today in History:

Battle of Teutoburg Forest ends, 9
Michimalonko leads indigenous warriors to attack and destroy Santiago, Chile, 1541
Alexander Hamilton is appointed first US Secretary of the Treasury, 1789
The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them, 1792
Stephen Foster's well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1847
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", gives her first US concert, 1850
The Olympia Columbian becomes the first newspaper published north of the Columbia River, 1852
The postal mail chute is patenteted by James Cutler, 1883
Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa, 1906
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11, 1916
Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state, 1961
U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords, 1978
Hungary announces that East German refugees there are free to leave for West Germany, 1989
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates Hawaii, especially the islands of Kauai and Oahu, 1992
September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, 2001
The State of Israel claims completion for its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, 2005
Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs, 2007

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