Monday, March 26, 2012

Strike One for Me

No, this first-cousin-to-a-Luddite has not learned how to do strikeout on her computer.

She is cheating by using the feature as it already exits on a website she frequents.

If you can't beat 'em, work around 'em.

Today is:

Day to Mourn Victims of Biological Weapons -- Native Americans (commemorates the day they were outlawed in 1975

End of Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week and Day of Reconciliation with All Those Whose Hats Have Been Damaged -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day and National Day -- Bangladesh

Legal Assistants' Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Martyr's Day / Democracy Day -- Mali

Maryland Day -- Maryland, US

National Nougat Day

Otago Provincial Anniversary -- Otago, New Zealand

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole Day -- Hawaii, US (Hawaiian Royal who worked to preserve the Hawaiian culture)

Seward's Day -- Alaska, US

Spinach Day -- on this day in 1937, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in honor of their favorite veggie

St. Braulio's Day (Patron of Aragon, Spain)

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel -- Eastern Orthodox Christianity (celebration of his role is the Annunciation)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636

Birthdays Today:

Keira Knightley, 1985
Amy Smart, 1976
Kenny Chesney, 1968
Marcus Allen, 1960
Curtis Sliwa, 1954
Teddy Pendergrass, 1950
Martin Short, 1950
Vicki Lawrence, 1949
Steven Tyler, 1948
Diana Ross, 1944
Bob Woodward, 1943
Erica Jong, 1942
James Caan, 1939
Alan Arkin, 1934
Leonard Nimoy, 1931
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930
Tennessee Williams, 1911
Viktor Frankl, 1905
Robert Frost, 1874

Today in History:

William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484
The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780
The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804
An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830
Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885
New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931
Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979
The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world, 1999
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man, 1999
The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China, 2005


  1. ooh which makes me wonder CAN YOU DO IT on blogspot? you may not have that feature!!!

  2. Strikethrough is available on Blogger. It should be right along the top by fonts, sizes, and whatnot.

  3. I don't see it in the old blogger, which is what I use but you can go into the html page and type " < s > " before the text and "< / s >" after it - without the quotes and without the spaces (Blogger won't let me show the correct usage as it doesn't allow the strikethrough in comments.

  4. Methinks you are having some sport with me. Shall we have strike outs at twenty paces?

  5. Carla and Leah, i've never seen it on Blogger, among the fonts and sizes and such.

    Hilary, i'm still using the regular old Blogger i started with, so maybe that's why; i'll try your way next time.

    Stephen, like you, i've just never learned to do it, and now that i've figured out a cheat, i couldn't help but try it.


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