Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Knowing, a Random and Happy Tuesday A to Z Post


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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Sometimes i just don't know.

In this case, i don't know if i should be upset that someone used a planter near someone's mail box as a trash can, or glad that at least the person didn't drop it in the street?  (And in defense of that person, perhaps he doesn't know a planter from an ashtray from a trash can, i know plenty of people who wouldn't be able to know the difference unless told.)

No matter how long i live, i don't think i will ever know why the peanut butter jar was in the underwear drawer.

Nor will i ever know why whatever i am looking for is always at the bottom of the bag, even when i just put it on top a few moments ago.

Does anyone know how the USPS can lose a guaranteed two-day delivery package and take over 8 days to find it and deliver it?

And a few things to know that Grandma forwarded to me:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis -- Holy See (Vatican City)

Be Kind to Lawyers Day -- after all, you will need one someday, for something

Children's Day in Florida -- FL, US

Day to Give Thanks for Fish/Seafood -- anniversary of the US Fishery Conservation and Management Act 1976

Environmental Protection Day -- anniversary of the 1962 publication of Silent Spring

Feast of Rotten Endings -- because some stories just don't end well

Huguenot Day -- Huguenot Society of the US (anniversary of the 1598 Edict of Nantes, in which King Henry IV promoted peace between Catholics and Protestants)

Ides of April -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Festival of Libertas -- personification of freedom and political liberty

     Festival of Jupiter Libertas

     Festival of Jupiter Victor

International Plant Appreciation Day -- unsponsored by any but those who love plants

Laotian New Year's Eve -- Laos (celebrations of Pi Mai, the new year, last through the 15th and sometimes beyond; at the start of the monsoon season)

National Peach Cobbler Day

Poshui Jie -- Jinghong, China (Water Splashing Festival; a 3 to four day festival around this time)

Ramadan -- Islam (began sunset yesterday, through May 13)

Scrabble Day -- anniversary of the 1899 birth of its inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts

Songkran Festival / Chiang Mai Songkran / Tamil New Year / Bangla New Year / Bisket Jatra -- Bangladesh; Cambodia; India; Laos; Myanmar; Nepal; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand (New Year festivals, celebrated over the next few days, as the sun enters the zodiac sign of Aries)

Squashing of Moonhopper Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Hermengild's Day (Patron of converts; against drought, flood, and thunderstorms)

Thingyan Eve -- Myanmar (Water Festival Eve; through the 17th)

Thomas Jefferson Day -- US

U.S. Elephant Day -- marking the arrival of the first elephant in the US in 1796

Yayoi Matsuri -- Nikko, Japan (five day spring festival)

Yom HaZiKaron -- Israel (Memorial Day; begins at sunset)

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Brandis, 1976

Rick Schroder, 1970

Garry Kasparov, 1963

Saundra Santiago, 1957

Max Weinberg, 1951

Peabo Bryson, 1951

Ron Pearlman, 1950

Al Green, 1946

Tony Dow, 1945

Lowell George, 1945

Jack Casady, 1944

Bill Conti, 1942

Paul Sorvino, 1939

Lyle Waggoner, 1935

Don Adams, 1926

Howard Keel, 1919

Eudora Welty, 1909

Samuel Beckett, 1906

Butch Cassidy, 1866

F.W. Woolworth, 1852

Thomas Jefferson, 1743

Guy Fawkes, 1570

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Arcadia"(Play), 1993

Casino Royale(Film), 1967

Silent Spring(Publication date), 1962

"El Capitan"(Operetta), 1896

"Messiah"(Oratorio, HWV 56), 1742

Today in History:

The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt with the capture of Louis IX of France, 1250

Henry IV of France signs the Edict of Nantes, granting freedom of religion and political rights to Huguenots (French Protestants), 1598

John Dryden, age 36, becomes the first English Poet Laureate, 1668

George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland, 1742

The first elephant seen in the Western Hemisphere arrives from India, 1796

The British Parliament grants religious freedom to Roman Catholics, 1829

Hungary becomes a republic, 1849

The first US Pony Express run is completed, 1860

George Westinghouse patents a steam powered brake, 1869

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded, 1870

J.C. (James Cash) Penney opens his first store, 1902

British troops fire on unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing at least 379 and wounding over 1,200 more, 1919

Helen Hamilton becomes the first woman US Civil Service Commissioner, 1920

Lord Clydesdale makes the first flight over Mt. Everest, 1933

The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated on the 200th anniversary of his birth, in Washington, D.C., 1943

Van Cliburn becomes the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, 1958 

Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field, 1963

An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon, 1970

The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan, 1972

Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States' first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1, 1974

Portugal and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999, 1987

Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament, 1997

Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak and sons, Alaa and Gamal, are detained for 15 days of questioning regarding charges of corruption and abuse of power, 2011

The People's Republic of China and the U.S. agree to work towards eliminating nuclear weapons in the Korean Peninsula, 2013

The world’s largest plane by wingspan (117m/385ft), built as a flying launch pad for satellites and called the Stratolaunch, takes its first flight from Mojave, California, 2019

Australian super-horse Winx ends her extraordinary career with a 3rd Queen Elizabeth Stakes win in Sydney giving her 33 consecutive race wins, a world record 25 Group One victories and $26.4 million Australian dollars prize money, 2019


  1. Did you know that if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to see it; it remains standing?

    God bless.

  2. I didn't know lots of those things - thank you and Grandma. I obviously need to tell my tummy to wait for a while when it is shrieking for more...

  3. Thanks for the simle on not knowing ... and for these tidbits of knowledge - I had to try out the maths one :D
    And tasting Luwak coffee is on my bucket list - if I ever get rich.

  4. Love the "Did you Know"s and the Math Magic.

  5. Wow, lots of fun facts there! Of course, we had to do the math and that was fun. The world is full of odd things, many are fun to know about! Happy Tuesday!

  6. Lol! There is also a lot of things I do not know or understand why they happened. Interesting facts from Grandma.

  7. I don't have anyone to try the kissing one on but I can do the breathing one.

  8. No, I didn't know. Thanks Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Great 'Did you know?' ~ As for the planter ~ people's behavior never cease to astonish ~ no thinking on their part I guess ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Carl put a peanut butter jar in his underwear drawer? It has to be Carl.

    Love all the did you know and love the age one. I won't give it away, but is was pretty amazing.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  11. No I didn't, no I didn't, no I didn't .......! However, having been there I can comfirm that the Victoria Falls are very noisy!

  12. Maybe the USPS put the peanut butter in that drawer. Those were all good things I didn't know!

  13. The math magic is creepy. First try was 259 x 74 x 39 not so interesting. 259 x (74x39) was.

  14. We love the did you knows! And I know a lit of people don't know a pot from a trash can (found that out at the Manly Man Estate Sale last summer). And why would anyone taste and smell space dust!

  15. Is there any chance that Peach Cobbler Day coincides with National French Vanilla Ice Cream Day?

    I suppose I can be kind to a lawyer, as long as I don't have to like them.


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