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Coda and Lulu got to play on Saturday, and they have finally figured out how to tug-of-war with each other. That's a good thing, since the people tire out too quickly when playing with either of them, but they can entertain each other for quite a while.
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. Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is on a blog break and is sorely missed. Charlotte/Mother Owl always participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. Spike's Best Mate often leaves a wonderful poem in the comments on one of our blogs.
This week the theme is the Anniversary of the Patent of the Rubber Band. One poem wouldn't suffice for this, so i did a couple of poems and a haiku. The latter was in honor of the weekly rubber band war at the office a long time ago.
Let's all give a hand
To the lowly rubber band.
If i had to do without,
It would make me scream and shout!
'Twould leave my very long hair
To fly about everywhere.
My desk rubber band holder
Would simply sit and molder.
There could be no rubber band fight
To enliven a Tuesday night.
So many uses a list
Would certainly leave several missed.
Let's just be glad we have them,
Their invention was a gem.
Makes grown men act like
Children during the office
Big rubber band wars
Much thanks to Stephen Perry
Who patented the now very
Ubiquitous rubber band,
Give him an ovation grand!
Birthday of the Raja -- Perlis, Malaysia
Constitution Day -- Nauru; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Dea Dia Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of growth)
Dia de las Letras Gallegas -- GA, Spain (Galician Literature Day in Galacia, an autonomous region of Spain)
Discovery Day -- Cayman Islands
Falling Off a Log Night -- Fairy Calendar
Feast of Azamat(Grandeur) -- Baha'i
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Liberation Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo
Merry-Go-Round Day -- the first merry-go-round, powered by horses, opened this day in 1620
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Walnut Day -- declared in 1949 by the Walnut Marketing Board
Navy Day -- Argentina (anniversary of the victory at the Battle of Montevideo in 1814)
Pack Rat Day -- come on out and admit it, you are a pack rat, too!
Rubber Band Day -- patented this day in 1845, and aren't we pack rats glad.
Shunki Reitaisai -- Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan (Grand Festival of Spring, through the 18th)
St. Madron of Cornwall's Day (Patron against pain)
Syttende Mai -- Norway (Constitution Day)
Tell An Umpire "I Love Your Outfit" Day -- only if he has a sense of humor or you can duck quickly
Watch a Baby Fall Asleep Day -- because few things in the world are as funny and precious
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day -- UN
Nikki Reed, 1988
Tahj Mowry, 1987
Drew Roy, 1986
Andrea Corr, 1974
Sendhil Ramamurthy, 1974
Mia Hamm, 1972
Jordan Knight, 1970
Trent Reznor, 1965
Craig Ferguson, 1962
Sugar Ray Leonard, 1956
Bob Saget, 1956
Bill Paxton, 1955
Debra Winger, 1955
Christian Lacroix, 1950
Dennis Hopper, 1936
Maureen O'Sullivan, 1911
James "Cool Papa" Bell, 1903
Joseph Norman Lockyer, 1836
Edward Jenner, 1749
"Information Please!"(Radio), 1938
"Shéhérazade"(Ravel song cycle), 1904
Comic Cuts(Comic Paper, first publication), 1890
"Cavalleria rusticana/Rustic Chivalry"(Opera), 1890
Today in History:
Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi becomes the first to see 2 belts on Jupiter's surface, 1630
Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve founds the Ville Marie de Montréal, 1642
Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada), 1672
Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River, 1673
England passes the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions, 1733
The US Continental Congress bans trade with Canada, 1775
The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1792
John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine, 1803
Napoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire, 1809
Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian, 1814
Antoine Joseph Sax patents the saxophone, 1846
Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language, 1863
Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby, 1875
Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer, 1902
The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the first-ever televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City, 1939
The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954
Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure, 1969
Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean, 1970
Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru, 1980
Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, 1983
After 18 years as the mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac takes office as President of France, 1995
Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown, 1992
Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1997
Massachussetts becomes the first US State to legalize same-sex marriage, 2004
The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef, 2008
Dalia Grybauskaite is elected the first female President of Lithuania, 2009
The brightest lunar meteor impact ever observed is recorded by NASA, 2013
Gina Haspel is confirmed as the first female director of the CIA by the US Senate, 2018