Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: How to keep up with things...

...when you are out of the house most of the day.

Strong magnets and a small calendar on the back of the door --the one place you are sure to see them!

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.

Today is:

Ancient Roman Calendar Celebrations on this date
     Day of Mouring -- leading up to the festival for Hilaria
     Invocation Day of Mars and Saturn
     Tubilustrium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (ceremony to purify the trumpets used in sacred ceremonies)

Commemoration of the Birth of Lao-Tzu -- Taoist (15th day of 2nd lunar month)

Cuddly Kitten Day -- because the cats can't let the dogs get all the attention

Dandelion Dance -- Fairy Calendar

Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship -- Hungary and Poland

Day of the Sea -- Bolivia (Dia del Mar)

Doljatra/Holika Dahan -- regions of India (a festival of colors, similar to Holi)

Full Worm Moon -- also called Leaf Moon, Seedling Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Light Snow Moon, or Lenten Moon; considered the last full moon of winter
     Medin Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     Taubaung Full Moon -- Myanmar

Liberty Day -- today in 1775, Patrick Henry said, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

Lieldienas -- Ancient Latvian Calendar ("Big Days" or "Long Days", four day celebration of spring, each day devoted to a different deity)

Magha Puja Day -- Buddhist (celebrations of the teachings of Buddha to an assembly of holy men)

National Chip and Dip Day

National Melba Toast Day

National Puppy Day -- encouraging you to adopt a shelter pup today http://www.nationalpuppyday.com/about.htm

Near Miss Day -- commemorates the mountain sized asteroid that was a near miss on this day in 1989

Purim -- Judaism (begins at sundown)

Rally for Decency Day -- Commemorates the first Rally for Decency, prompted on this day in 1969 by Jim Morrison

Republic Day -- Pakistan

St. Turibius de Mongrovejo's Day (Patron of Latin American bishops, native rights; Peru)

Toast Day -- supposedly for the invention of Melba toast; a recent article says it takes 6 steps to toast bread "right"; i say if you can't put bread in the toaster and butter it when it comes out and need long sets of instructions, you shouldn't be let loose in society!

World Meteorological Day -- UN


Anniversaries Today:

The University of California is founded in Oakland, California, 1868


Birthdays Today:

Michelle Monaghan, 1976
Keri Russell, 1976
Richard Grieco, 1965
Amanda Plummer, 1957
Chaka Khan, 1953
Louie Anderson, 1953
Roger Bannister, 1929
Wernher Von Braun, 1912
Akira Kurosawa, 1910
Joan Crawford, 1905


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Bold and the Beautiful"(TV), 1987
"Detective Story"(Play), 1950
"Truth or Consequences"(Radio), 1940


Today in History:

Eighteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 1066
The first dated edition of Maimonides "Mishna Torah" published, 1490
George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London, 1743
Patrick Henry delivers his famous speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, 1775
After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home, 1806
Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City, 1857
The Boers and Britain sign a peace accord that ends the First Boer War, 1881
President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to white settlement starting on April 22, starting a Land Run, 1889
The Wright Brothers apply for a patent on their invention of one of the first successful airplanes, 1903
Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world, 1956
NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young), 1965
Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans, 1980
Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President, 1996
The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji, 2001
In Tokyo, the Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks reports that radioactive iodine in city tap water is two times the recommended level for infants, 2011

9 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for the magnets. We have so many things on the Fridge, at times I can't even see the color of the thing. Ha,ha,ha.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday My friend.


    Cruisin Paul

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  2. Our fridge won't allow magnets. Not on the front, only on the side and you can be sure there are things posted on the side.

    Have a terrific Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  3. what a great idea! Is that your front door? Like Sandee I don't have a fridge door that allows magnets....have a Happy Easter!

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  4. Day of the Sea sounds super fun.

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  5. That's a great idea. We have stuff on the fridge, but it can be easy to miss something important.

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  6. Is that the inside or outside of your door? I'm thinking it's the inside?

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  7. This is very clever, must be a steel door! Sadly, I can tape a note right on the door in front of my face, and I will still walk out in the morning without taking that extra item listed on the note. I am a space cadet! :-)

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  8. Brilliant. I have my huge "mom" calendar right by the top of the stairs, at the corner of the kitchen -- where I have to walk by it a hundred times a day. Hubby reminds me daily that my phone has a calendar. Honestly, I can WRITE it on the actual calendar much faster and it's always visible. No code to enter to view!! There is not always an App for everything! :)

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