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Doing a head count in a room at the shelter, i had to look for these two.
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This week the theme is Be an Angel Day.
You don't have to give away millions,
or go too far out of your way,
to be someone's special angel,
on any plain, ordinary day.
Maybe you're sitting in traffic,
you see someone needs to get in,
you pause just a moment and let them,
waving them in with a grin.
Perhaps someone's looking pensive,
like they've carried a burden for miles,
do them a bit of kindness,
and give them a great big smile.
You know someone's facing a challenge,
with a path that's not really clear,
you can help at least a little
by lending a listening ear.
Handing a stranger a quarter
when they're short at the corner store,
bring a meal to a sick neighbor,
you can probably think of lots more.
It's often the things that are little,
when you think you have little to give,
that makes this life more pleasant,
or makes a life easier to live.
America's Cup Day -- the first America's Cup was won this date in 1851 by the yacht America
Be an Angel Day -- Sponsored by Angel Heights Healing Center, encouraging people to be a blessing and perform an act of service for someone
Eat a Peach Day
Feast of the Queenship of Mary & Immaculate Heart of Mary -- Catholic Christians
Flag Day -- Russia
Hoodie Hoo Day, Southern Hemisphere -- Wellcat Holidays says to go outside at noon and call "Hoodie Hoo" to chase away winter and call spring
National Spumoni Day (I don't think I've had really great spumoni since I went to Italy all those years ago -- nothing like getting things at the source.)
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day -- US (started by a vet who declared today a cat's only day for his practice, so his feline patients wouldn't be upset by any dogs in the place; now many vets will only schedule cats on a particular day)
Rumpleskunkskin's Wedding Anniversary -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin celebration)
St. Symphorian's Day (Patron of children, students; Autun, France; against eye problems, syphilis)
Henry Leland founds the Cadillac Motor Company, 1902
Kristin Wiig, 1973
Giada De Laurentiis, 1970
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 1967
Tori Amos, 1963
Cindy Williams, 1947
Steve Kroft, 1945
Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells, 1941
Valerie Harper, 1940
Carl Yastrzemski, 1939
E. Annie Proulx, 1935
Norman Schwarzkopf, 1934
Gerald Paul Carr, 1932
Ray Bradbury, 1920
John Lee Hooker, 1917
Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908
Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl, 1902
George Herriman, 1880
Dorothy Parker, 1893
Claude Debussy, 1862
Archibald MacNeal Willard, 1836
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 1834
Virginia Clemm Poe, 1822
St. Anthony of Padua, 1195
"Later with Bob Costas"(TV), 1988
Today in History:
St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, 565
The Battle of Bosworth Field, in which King Richard III is killed and his forces defeated by Henry VII, 1485
Madras, India (now called Chennai) is founded by the British East India company on land purchased from the local Nayak rulers, 1639
Jacob Barsimon, the first Jewish immigrant to what would become US territory, arrives in New Amsterdam/Manhattan, 1654
The Newport, RI newspaper, Mercury, becomes the first in the US to hire a female editor, Ann Franklin, 1762
Austria laundches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice, thus staging the first air raid in history, 1849
Gold discovered in Australia, 1851
12 nations sign the First Geneva Convention and the Red Cross is formed, 1864
William Shepphard patents the first liquid soap, 1885
Founding of the Cadillac Motor Company, 1902
President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US chief executive to ride in an automobile, 1902
The first Victor Victrola is manufactured, 1906
The Mona Lisa is stolen, 1911 (recovered 2 years later)
Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis, 1950
Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota, Colombia, becoming the first pope to visit Latin America, 1968
Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies, 1972
The first ring of Neptune is discovered, 1989
A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway, 2004
The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day, 2007
Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization, 2012
India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq), 2017
Russia launches Fedor, a life-sized humanoid robot, into space to the International Space Station, 2019
According to the French government, Josephine Baker will be the first black woman to be interred in the Panthéon in Paris, 2021