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Jake the dog loves to be near his human, Ms. R's husband (that's my every-other-Tuesday person). He will stay outside even in the hottest weather if his person is out there, and if Jake is made to come in and cool off, he will not leave the door.
Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. She and Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey take turns providing a theme each week. Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too. This week the theme is Ants.
Down here in the hot Deep South
We have a special dance
We only do when by mistake we
Walk near the fire ants.
We hop and then we wiggle
Then we holler, yell and shout,
While slapping at the buggers
And flailing all about.
So if you come on down here
And you see it, don’t make fun,
While we people will be friendly,
Our ants will make you run!
Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera / Muñoz-Rivera Day -- Puerto Rico (obs.)
Cleat Dancing Day -- don't ask me who started this, i don't want to know what kind of mind came up with trying to tap dance in cleats
Dia del Amigo -- Argentina; Uruguay
Fortune Cookie Day
Global Hug Your Kids Day -- the person who started this no longer has a website or Facebook page, but the date is still noted on many holiday listing websites
Independence Day -- Colombia(1810)
International Chess Day -- "Of Chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not Chess" ~ William Ewart Napier
Moon Day/Space Exploration Day -- one small step...was taken 48 years ago today
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day -- the day to work out any troubles with people you care about, so that you "get out of the doghouse"
National Hot Dog Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Lollipop Day
Peace and Freedom Day -- North Cyprus
Perun's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (celebration of Perun, great god of thunder)
President's Day -- Botswana
Special Oympics Day -- anniversary of the first Special Olympics in 1968
St. Elijah the Prophet's Day (Patron of Carmelites; Romanian Air Force; against drought, earthquakes) related observance;
Festival at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias -- Santorini, Greece (Prophet Elijas' festival)
Saint Margaret of Antioch's Day (Patron of childbirth, dying peple, escape from devils, exiles, expectant mothers, falsely accused people, martyrs, nurses, peasants, people in exile, women, women in labor; for safe childbirth; against kidney disease, loss of mother's milk by nursing mothers, sterility; Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Montefiascone, Italy; Queens College Cambridge; Rixtel, Netherlands; Sannat, Gozo, Malta)
St. Uncumber's Day (Patron of difficult marriages; against men's lust; Las Tablas, Panama)
Synoikia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; a celebration of the unification of all Attica, held in Athens)
Thgir-yaw-Dnuor Day -- Fairy Calendar
Ugly Truck Day -- must be a guy thing, they know where every scratch and dent came from, after all!
Umi No Hi -- Japan (Ocean Day / Marine Day)
Vigil for Peace, Justice, and Respect for the Human Rights of all in Columbia -- a movement begun among Native Americans of many tribes, now open to all who seek peace
John Daley, 1985
Gisele Bundchen, 1980
Josh Holloway, 1969
Chris Cornell, 1964
Billy Mays, 1958
Donna Dixon, 1957
Carlos Santana, 1947
Kim Carnes, 1946
Judy Chicago, 1939
Diana Rigg, 1938
Natalie Wood, 1938
Chuck Daly, 1933
Cormac McCarthy, 1033
Sally Ann Howes, 1930
Michael Ilitch, 1929
Sir Edmund Hillary, 1919
Alberto Santos-Dumont, 1873
Gregor Mendel, 1822
Francesco Petrarch, 1304
Alexander the Great, BCE 356
"Like a Rolling Stone"(Single release), 1965
"Stop the World I Want to Get Off"(Musical), 1961
"The Arthur Murray Party"(TV), 1950
"Gang Busters"(Radio drama), 1935
Today in History
Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount; the Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots during the Siege of Jerusalem, 70
The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain, 1712
French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan, 1738
Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain, 1810
British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada, 1871
Sioux Chief Sitting Bull leads the last of his fugitive people in surrender to United States troops at Fort Buford, North Dakota, 1881
Ford Motor Company ships its first car, 1903
Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives, 1921
In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism, while in Nuremburg, Germany, 200 Jewish merchants are arrested and paraded through the streets, 1933
The Organization for European Economic Cooperation admits Spain, 1959
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government, 1960
The Special Olympics is founded, 1968
Apollo 11 successfully lands on the Moon 3:39 a.m. GMT 21st July, 1969
India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship, 1975
The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars, 1976
Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career, 1976
In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade, 2000
Canada becomes the 4th country to permit same-sex marriage, 2005
The Olympic Torch arrives in London, beginning the final countdown to the Summer Olympics, 2012