Friday, December 7, 2012

Photo-Finish Friday -- Undecided





When they get home from the vet, after surgery, they aren't sure if they are more tired or hungry.  Some of them just decide to sleep in the food bowl as a compromise.

Photo-Finish Friday is the brainchild of Leah at The Goat's Lunch Pail.



Today is:

Armed Forces Flag Day -- India

Christmas Walk and House Tour -- Geneva, IL, US (with appearances by St. Lucia and Santa Claus, lighting the tree in the Courhouse Square, home tours, and special events sponsored by local businesses; through tomorrow)

Day of Mourning for Dingle-Fritter, Gooseberry-Humple, Tiger-Get-By, LoneFolding, But Not Zimber-Quattor -- Fairy Calendar

Día de las Velitas -- Columbia (Day of the Little Candles, a celebration on the eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

Farmers' Day -- Ghana

Feast of Osiris in Abydos -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fete de l'Escalade -- Geneva, Switzerland (Scaling, or Climbing Day; celebrating the defeat of the Duke of Savoy's troops; through Sunday)

Gospel Day -- Marshall Islands (Kamolol, a day of Thanksgiving)

Hang a Wreath Day -- after all, by now it's about time

Human Rights Day -- Kiribati

International Civil Aviation Day -- UN

Letter Writing Day -- no origin info found, but think of how happy someone will be to get a letter if you write one!

National Cotton Candy Day

National Heroes' Day -- East Timor

National Jandal Day -- New Zealand (support Surf Lifeguards, wear your jandals -- sandals, or flip flops -- to the beach and donate to the cause)

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day  -- US

Quema del Diablo -- Guatemala (Burning of the Devil, to cast out impurities before the Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

Saba Flag Day -- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

St. Ambrose of Milan's Day (Patron of bee keepers, bees, candle makers/chandlers, domestic animals, learning, schoolchildren/students, wax refiners; French Commissariat; Milan, Italy)

Students' Day -- Iran

Spitak Remembrance Day -- Armenia


Anniversaries Today:

Delaware becomes the first US State, 1787


Birthdays Today:

Aaron Carter, 1987
Tino Martinez, 1967
C. Thomas Howell, 1966
Edd Hall, 1958
Larry Bird, 1956
Tom Waits, 1949
Johnny Bench, 1947
Harry Chapin, 1942
Ellen Burstyn, 1932
Ted Knight, 1923
Eli Wallach, 1915
Louis Prima, 1910


Today in History:

Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated, BC43
Chinese Emperor Lo-Yang makes notation of a supernova (MSH15-52), 185
Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the US, is completed to Trumbull, 1696
The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, 1732
Marquis de Lafayette attempts to enter the American military as a major general, 1776
The New York Philharmonic plays its first concert, 1842
Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission, 1900
Leo Baekeland of Yonkers patents the first thermosetting plastic, Bakelite, 1911
The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils, 1962
The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats, 1970
The final Apollo mission is launched, and takes the photo now called The Blue Marble as they take off, 1972
Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist, 1988
The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched, 1995
The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement, 1999
The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 2003

3 comments:

  1. Pearl Harbor Day is also National Cotton Candy Day? I guess, sometime in the future, we can look forward to 9/11 also being National Shave Your Corns Day. Ah, well. Everything becomes less as time passes.

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  2. We had a kitten do this in the St. Bernard's bowl. To tell you how gentle this dog was, he ate around the kitten, and then sat and waited until the kitten woke, ate what was under the kitten, then 'groomed' the kitten. Whereupon we had to wash the kitten...

    Cat

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  3. Suldog, i think the cotton candy thing was around before that, but you never know.

    Cat, that's a good dog. Messy, but good.;)

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