Wednesday, September 13, 2017

But my nose tells me there's food! (Wordless Wednesday)

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.

Today is:

Defy Superstition Day -- go walk under that ladder!

Dia de los Ninos Heroes -- Mexico 

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 3, Environment (sponsored by We, the World

Epulum Iovis and Lectisternia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva)

Festival of Lighting the Fires of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fortune Cookie Day -- you might need one after that ladder stunt

Husker Harvest Days -- Grand Island, NE, US (the largest irrigated working ag show on a permanent site in the US; through Thursday)

Independence Day -- Venda (recognized within South Africa only)

International Chocolate Day -- as declared by the National Confectioners Association

Kentucky Bourbon Festival -- Bardstown, KY, US (self explanatory; through Sunday)

National Celiac Awareness Day -- US

National Peanut Day

Positive Thinking Day -- think positively that nothing bad will happen because of that ladder!

Roald Dahl Day -- it's his birth anniversary 

Runic Half Month Ken begins (illumination)

Snack-A-Pickle Time

St. John Chrysostom's Day (Patron of education, epileptics, lecturers, orators, preachers; Constantinople)

Birthdays Today:

Ben Savage, 1980
Fiona Apple, 1977
Stella McCartney, 1977
Tavis Smiley, 1964
Jean Smart, 1959
Nell Carter, 1948
Jacqueline Bisset, 1944
Peter Cetera, 1944
Bela Karolyi, 1942
David Clayton-Thomas, 1941
Fred Silverman, 1937
Richard Kiel, 1939
Judith "Miss Manners" Martin, 1938
Robert Indiana, 1928
Mel Torme, 1925
Yma Sumac, 1922
Roald Dahl, 1916
Bill Monroe, 1911
Claudette Colbert, 1903
Sherwood Anderson, 1876
John J. Pershing, 1860
Milton Hershey, 1857
Walter Reed, 1851
Clara Schumann, 1819
Cesare Borgia, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Law & Order"(TV), 1990
Divine Madness(Documentary/Comedy), 1980
"Soap"(TV), 1977
"The Muppet Show"(TV)1976
"The Rockford Files"(TV)1974
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"(TV)1969
"Yesterday"(Beatles' single release), 1965
"Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis/Canticle to Honor the Name of "Saint Mark"(Stravinsky orchestral piece), 1956

Today in History:

The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September, BC509
Building begins on Hadrian's Wall, 122
St. Francis of Assisi receives stigmata, 1224
Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David, 1503
Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him, 1609
NYC becomes the first capital of the US, 1788
US Government takes out its first loan from NYC banks, 1789
Six teenage military cadets known as Nińos Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec, 1847
Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage incredibly survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions, 1848
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1898
Lusitania completes her maiden voyage, arriving in NYC, 1907
The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.8*C (136.04*F), 1922
Elizabeth McCombs is the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament, 1933
Chiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China, 1943
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305, 1956
Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane, based on barometric pressure, in the Western Hemisphere, 1988*
Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu, 1989
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, 2007
Hurricane Ike makes landfall, damaging Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding area, 2007
Jan van Eyck is credited as the painter of 'The three mary's at the tomb' a painting from the 1430's held in a Rotterdam museum, 2012

*Replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005


  1. Thanks for these interesting history lesson.

    Definitely food in the future!

  2. That puppy knows!

  3. Haha! I sometimes wished I had a dog. My cats do normally neglect all food - at least for some hours.

    P.S. I love that your post is really wordless. I always get irritated when bloggers link up to get more traffic without participating in the theme of the blog hop.

    The history list is something else ;)

  4. A dog's nose never lies and the eyes are irresistible.

  5. Not only can dogs smell food, but they can hear the refrigerator door open from the back yard. They can sense when the owners are getting ready to go out and they are about to be placed in their kennel. They are just the best pets ever.

  6. Awww...that is a sweet photo. I see it is defy superstitions day- no way :) I am very superstitious, no walking under a ladder for me. Have a nice day!

  7. Mimi,

    What a cute puppy dog! It looks like he's patiently waiting for his food bowl. :D I'd love to have a doggie! Ha, it's National Peanut Day! I love peanuts, don't you? We like buying Planters Extra Large Virginia Peanuts. They are great tasting, too. The only place I can get them is to mail order them from Sam's Club, too. Years ago, Walmart carried them and that's where we got them or...maybe we found them at the local Sam's when we were members. Oh well...I'm just glad we can get them. Looking over the celebrity birthdays, I paused on Nell Carter's. I loved watching "Gimme A Break". She had a great singing voice, too. I didn't realize or maybe I just forgot that she passed away in 2003 after collapsing. The autopsy revealed heart disease possibility attributed by diabetes. Fee free to join me on not-so Wordless Wednesday!

  8. My nose can tell me when there is food. What a fantastic dog. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Aww, so cute and they know. They can smell way better than we can and they can hear you opening anything containing food from a mile away.

    Have a woof woof Wordless Wednesday. ☺

  10. How could you not give that face a treat?

  11. That is one cute puppy. And he knows just how to give the look for more food. You all have a terrific evening.

  12. A heart that can't respond to that adorable face isn't beating.

  13. The puppy reminds me of my granddaughter when she wants picked up.


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