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Last week, our church celebrated Reformation Sunday and the church's Scottish heritage. Several families proudly wore their colours (plaids, or tartans). A few of us got into discussions about our ancestors, and how much fun it can be to look up such information.
Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux done got in de conversation 'bout ancestors and religion, an' a question come up, an' dey go to ax MawMaw Couvillion. She be de one you ax, 'cause she know all de families, she done de ancestor research, she done been up to Nova Scotia to see de Acadian side o' her family, an' she be a good Cajun an' go to church ever' Sunday an' ever't'ing.
"MawMaw Couvillion," Boudreaux say, "do you know, when He were on earth, was De Lawd a Cajun?"
An' MawMaw Couvillion, she t'ink 'bout dat, an' fin'ly she say, "Mais, I cain't rightly say He were from what I know wit' theology, but He sure were good enough to be!"
Basketball Day -- birth anniversary of James Naismith
Birth of Tiamat -- Ancient Babylonian Calendar (mother of gods, goddess of primeval chaos; date approximate)
Constitution Day -- Dominican Republic; Tajikistan; Tatarstan, Russian Federation
Daylight Saving Time ends -- Bermuda; Canada (most areas); Cuba; Greenland (some areas); Haiti; Mexico (Baja area); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; US (most areas)
Electric Razor Day -- Jacob Schick patented the first electric razor on this day in 1937
Finnish Swedish Heritage Day -- Finland
Fish Returning Days begin -- Fairy Calendar (the fairies borrow centuries old fish in sealed crystal boxes from each other, and why they prefer each others or what they do with them, they will not tell)
Green March Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara
Gustavus Adolphus Day -- Sweden
Halfway Point of Autumn
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict -- UN
International End Gossip Day -- the founder of this didn't want to be gossiped about, and left no trace
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run -- England (a race composed of only pre-1905 vehicles)
Marching Band Day -- birth anniversary of John Philip Sousa
Marooned Without A Compass Day -- internet generated; how's your sense of direction?
National Sleep-In Day -- begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained resetting your clocks catching up on your ZZZZ's
National Nachos Day / I Love Nachos Day
New York City Marathon -- NY, NY, US
Saxophone Day -- Adolphe Sax birth anniversary
St. Illtyd's Day (Abbot, reputed cousin of King Arthur)
St. Leonard's Day (Patron of barrel makers/coopers, blacksmiths, captives, childbirth, coal miners, coppersmiths, greengrocers, horses, imprisoned people, locksmiths, miners, porters, P.O.W.'s, prisoners; Castelmauro, Italy; Conegliano, Italy; Kirkop, Malta; against burglaries, robberies/robbers)
Zero Tasking Day -- spend the extra hour gained when turning the clocks back doing nothing, just practice being
Ethan Hawke, 1970
Pat Tillman, 1976
Rebecca Romijn, 1972
Thandie Newton, 1972
Ethan Hawke, 1970
Kelly Rutherford, 1968
Lance Kerwin, 1960
Maria Shriver, 1955
Nigel Havers, 1949
Glenn Frey, 1948
Sally Field, 1946
Mike Nichols, 1931
Walter Perry Johnson, 1887
James Naismith, 1861
Ignace Paderewski, 1860
John Philip Sousa, 1854
Cesare Lombroso, 1835
Adolphe Sax, 1814
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(movie), 2005
"Good Morning America"(TV), 1975
"The Phil Donahue Show"(TV), 1967
"Meet The Press"(TV), 1947
Today in History:
Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas, 1528
Spain grants independence to the Dominican Republic, 1844
Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication, 1856
Canada celebrates its first official, national Thanksgiving Day, 1879
Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa, 1913
Colonel Jacob Schick patents the first electric razor, 1928
Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers (hello, FM radio!), 1935
Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie, 1935
Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, 1944
The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation, 1962
Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States, 1965
Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara, 1975
Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum, 1999
In a meeting the Vatican described as "warm," King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia becomes the first Saudi monarch to ever have an audience with a pope, Benedict XVI; they discuss the treatment of Christians in Saudi Arabia, 2007
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