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Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.
Dansig is a master snoozer:
Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!
My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:
Week 98: March 23, 2018
1. I am the __________________ in my family.
2. I have ______________ siblings.
3. I am looking forward to this Spring.
4. The first sign of Spring this year was .
1. I am the firstborn and only daughter in my family.
2. I have two siblings, my two younger brothers.
3. I am looking forward to watching the pet geranium bloom this Spring.
4. The first sign of Spring this year was the Japanese magnolias (tulip trees), which have already bloomed and dropped. They bloom, then grow their leaves, and they are all green now.
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament -- Stamford, CT, US (puzzle lovers, unite! through Sunday)
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)
Cuddly Kitten Day -- because the cats can't let the dogs get all the attention
Dandelion Dance -- Fairy Calendar
Daylight Saving Time begins -- Israel
Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship -- Hungary and Poland
Day of the Sea -- Bolivia (Dia del Mar)
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)
National Chip and Dip Day
National Melba Toast Day
National Puppy Day -- encouraging you to adopt a shelter pup today
Near Miss Day -- commemorates the mountain sized asteroid that was a near miss on this day in 1989
Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival -- Monroeville, PA, US (fun way to break up the spring fever blues; through Sunday)
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)
Tempe Festival of the Arts -- Tempe, AZ, US (hundreds of artists and craftspeople, continuous entertainment, children's area; through Sunday)
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
The University of California is founded in Oakland, California, 1868
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
"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
The African Union suspends Mali's membership following a coup, 2012
Lee Kuan Yew, founder of the nation of Singapore and prime minister for 31 years, dies at the age of 91, 2015