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A few more details about the happy couple yesterday. They met 42 years ago, when he helped her with some information she needed while researching her dissertation. (Yes, they are both PhDs, and are now Dr. and Dr. The Big Boss.)
They've dated, broken up, dated again, decided just to be friends, gone back to dating and finally realized they were meant for each other. When she told her mother, the response was, "It's about time!"
They looked very happy, and we all hope they stay so.
Boudreaux be axin' Ol' Trosclair 'bout how to keep marry an' stay happy.
"Trosclair, you an' you wife be marry for so many year, an' you gots you twelve chil'run an' I don' know how many gran'chil'run, how you two stay together?"
An' Trosclair say, "Mais, it be simple. Me an' my wife allus had us a 'greement. If one o' us done lef', dat one had to take de chil'run!"
Agonalia -- Ancient Roman Empire; also observed
Festival for Diva Palatua -- guardian of Palatine Hill
Septimonia -- to honor the Seven Hills of Rome
Feast of Sekhmet, Bast, and Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of warfare, feline goddess, and sun god; date approximate)
Fourth Republic Day -- Madagascar
International Mountain Day -- UN
Jashan-e Sadeh / Adar-Jashen -- Zoroastrian/Parsi (a mid-winter fire ceremony for purification; date approximate)
Mawlid an Nabi -- Islam/Muslim (Prophet's Birthday, celebration begins at sunset)
National Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso
National Noodle Ring Day
Nose-Scrambling and Hair-Hiking Events -- Fairy Calendar
Pampanga Day -- Pampanga Province, Philippines
Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II -- Wales (death anniversary of Llywelyn the Last, the last native-born Prince of Wales, killed in battle in 1282)
St. Damasus' Day (Patron of archaeologists)
St. Pens' Day (Patron of Llanberis, Wales)
Tango Day -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (birth anniversary of both Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel)
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year
Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian
Lighting the Candle of Joy
World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music
Unicef is established, 1946
Edward VIII abdicates, 1936
Indiana becomes the 19th US State, 1816
Rider Strong, 1979
Mos Def, 1973
Gary Dourdan, 1966
Curtis Williams, 1962
Jermaine Jackson, 1954
Ken Wahl, 1953
Susan Seidelman, 1952
Teri Garr, 1949
Brenda Lee, 1944
John Kerry, 1943
Donna Mills, 1943
David Gates, 1940
Tom Hayden, 1940
Rita Moreno, 1931
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918
Carlo Ponti, 1913
Naguib Mahfouz, 1911
Marjorie H. Buell, 1904
Fiorello LaGuardia, 1882
Annie Jump Cannon, 1863
Robert Koch, 1843
"City of Angels"(Musical), 1989
"Magnum, PI"(TV), 1980
Today in History:
Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, 359
Llywelyn the Last (born c. 1228) the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cimeri, 1282
The Aurora Borealis is seen from New England by English settlers for the first time, 1719
The first newspaper on Curacao is published, the Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser, 1812
Nitrous oxide is used in dental work for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut, 1844
Boston's Bijou Theatre becomes the first American theater lit exclusively by electricity, premiering Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" as its first performance, 1882
The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire, 1907
Color moving pictures are demonstrated in Madison Square Garden, 1909
The Boll Weevil Monument is dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama, 1919
The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, 1931
Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time, 1934
Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada, 1962
Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon, 1972
The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature, 1997
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization, 2001
In Taipei, protesters demand foreign live-in caregivers have the right to a day off each week, 2011
Pope Francis is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year," 2013
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