Saturday, October 8, 2022

Quickly, A Ten Things of Thankful Post


The thankful things come thick and fast.  One of them is rEcess, so i'm in a tearing hurry to post.  In no particular order, food, fun, no shoes, no socks, games, music, and a wild rumpus.

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   


Today is:

Air Force Day -- India

American Touch Tag Day -- go outside and remember how much fun it is to play tag

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Octopus Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all the eight-armed species

Children's Day -- Iran

Feast of St. Bridget -- Sweden (traditional date, others who recognize the saint celebrate on July 23; Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

Feast of St. Keyne -- Celtic Saint, patroness of the spring and tree arbor that bear her name; the first to drink of her water after being newly married will have the upper hand in the marriage

Lovable Lawyers Day -- internet generated, and if you love one, good for you

Mawlid an Nabi -- Islam/Muslim (Prophet's Birthday, began sunset yesterday; celebrated over the next several days, depending on which country)

National Fluffernutter Day

National Pierogi Day -- this day in 1952, Ted Twardzik, Sr., produced Mrs. T's Pierogies samples and took them to a local grocery store; eat a pierogi today in his honor

Navy Day/Battle of Angamos Day -- Peru

Ruler's Birthday Holiday -- SRW, Malaysia 

San Ernesto Day -- celebration of Che Guevera as a saint who answers prayers for rain among Bolivian campesinos

Sergeant Alvin C. York Day -- US (the feats for which he earned the Medal of Honor in 1918 were accomplished on this date)

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word -- Nashville, TN, US (through Sunday)

St. Demetrius' Day (Patron of Belgrade, Serbia; Salonica, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; against evil spirits)

St. Pelagia the Penitant's Day (Patron of actresses)

St. Thais' Day (Patron of fallen women)

Tube Top Day -- if you dare. i don't

Universal Music Day -- celebrate music as our universal language

Anniversary Today:

Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard, 1935

Birthdays Today:

Matt Damon, 1970

Darrell Hammond, 1960

Stephanie Zimbalist, 1956

Bill Elliot, 1955

Sigourney Weaver, 1949

Sarah Purcell, 1948

Chevy Chase, 1943

R. L. Stine, 1943

Jesse Jackson, 1941

Harvey Pekat, 1939

Paul Hogan, 1939

Clodagh Aubry, 1937

Rona Barrett, 1936

Faith Ringgld, 1930

Juan Peron, 1895

Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890

Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, 1676

Heinrich Schutz, 1585

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cagney and Lacey"(TV), 1981

"Sugar Babies"(Revue)< 1979

"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"(Radio), 1944

"Capricorn Concerto"(Barber Op. 21), 1944

"In the Shadow of the Glen"(Play), 1903

Today in History:

Constantine, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, defeats Licinius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, at the Battle of Cibalae, 314

Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde, 1480

The supernova "Kepler's Nova" is first sighted, 1604

The Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government, 1633

First recorded eruption of Galunggung (volcano of West Java, Indonesia) sends boiling sludge into the valley (this volcano would later erupt at such a time as to cause passenger jets to be damaged and forced into emergency landings), 1822

The first Hawai'ian constitution is proclaimed, 1840

The telegraph line from LA to SF opens, 1860

A gas explosion causes the Peshtigo Fire, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, which killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people and consumed the entire town of Peshtigo and surrounding forests and several other villages -- the deadliest fire in American history, it covered 1.5 million acres, and occured on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire, which consumed 4 square miles, killed 200, and destroyed the original Emancipation Proclamation, began, 1871

The first women's prison run by women opens at the Indiana Reformatory Institute, 1873

Dow Jones begins reporting an average of selected industrial stocks, 1896

Edmonton, Alberta and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan are incorporated as cities in Canada, 1904

New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history, 1956

Algeria joins the United Nations, 1962

Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia, 1967

Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia, 1978

A deadly earthquake hits Pakistan, 2005

Australian mare Black Caviar ties the horse racing record set by Phar Lap with an unbeaten run of 14 wins, 2011

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, 2014

The Noble Prize for Physics is awarded to James Peebles for his work on evolution of the universe, and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for their discovery of planet 51 Pegasi b, orbiting another star, 2019

American poet Louise Glück is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2020


  1. Hooray for rEcess - and all the people who make it possible.

  2. rEcess looks like lots of work and lots of fun! Enough for ten thankfuls :)

  3. Thanks to all the people who contributed to make rEcess a fun event and success.

  4. I would love to volunteer at your rEcess. Great bunch of thankful photos.

  5. That looks like a nice big bunch of fun and good things happening there!

  6. Looks like a fun filled rEcess day, with thanks to all who make it possible.

  7. Fun Day and blessed ~ love the carved pumpkin ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. There's nothing more rewarding than working with children!

  9. Your rEcess posts always make me smile!


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