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This week the theme is Giving Thanks.
Our house has structural damage,
still i give thanks i'm indoors.
When cats leave me stepping in "presents,"
that's when i'm grateful to have floors.
Our cars are old, sometimes cranky,
still i give thanks not having to walk.
When the sunroof gets leaky,
that's when i'm grateful for caulk.
Our work can leave us weary,
still i give thanks to be employed.
When the days are crazy busy,
that's when i'm grateful for fun enjoyed.
Our meals aren't exactly fancy,
still i give thanks to have food to eat.
When i'm finished cooking my dinner,
that's when i'm grateful for a seat.
Our bank accounts aren't bursting,
still i'm thankful to be able to share.
When i look for reasons to be thankful,
that's when i find many and to spare!
Armed Forces Day -- Bangladesh
False Confessions Day -- internet generated, and not for the faint of heart
Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin -- Eastern and Roman Catholic Christian (those following the Gregorian Calendar)
Festival of Madonna della Salute -- Venice, Italy
Furniture Memory Day -- an internet generated test of your memory; see if you remember where you got each piece of furniture you own, how much it cost, and how its most precious scratch came to be; you are also encouraged to dust if you want to
General Framework Agreement Day -- RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gerard d'Aboville Day -- marking the day, in 1991, he arrived in Ilwaco, WA, US, after departing Japan 4 months earlier in a rowboat!
Icelandic Calendar Month Ylir (Whiner) begins -- named after the whining winter winds
Learn When To Start Thawing the Turkey Day -- US (USDA "Let's Talk Turkey" hotline 800-535-4555; Butterball "Turkey Talk-Line" 800-323-4848)
National Military Families Recognition Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1993, the Monday before Thanksgiving Day)
National Stuffing Day -- various dates given on many sites, so if you enjoy stuffing, celebrate them all
No Music Day (click here for the explanation)
Revolution Day -- Mexico (obs.)
St. Gelasius' Day
Ugly Day -- Fairy Calendar
World Hello Day -- recognizing the importance of communication in world peace, say hello to people you don't usually greet today
World Television Day -- UN
South Carolina becomes the 12 US State, 1789
Tasha Schwikert, 1984
Ken Griffey, Jr., 1969
Troy Aikman, 1966
Nicollette Sheridan, 1963
Cherry Jones, 1956
Cynthia Rhodes, 1956
Lorna Luft, 1952
Goldie Hawn, 1945
Harold Ramis, 1944
Marcy Carsey, 1944
Tweety Bird, 1942
Juliet Mills, 1941
Marlo Thomas, 1938
James DePreist, 1936
Laurence Luckinbill, 1934
Joseph Campanella, 1927
Stan Musial, 1920
Coleman Hawkins, 1904
Rene Magritte, 1898
Hetty Green, 1834
William Beaumont, 1785
Josiah Bartlett, 1729
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"(Single release), 1968
"A Tale of Two Kitties"(Warner cartoon, debut of Tweety Bird), 1942
"The Relapse, or, Virtue in Danger"(Vanbrugh play), 1696
Today in History:
Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem; this is the event commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah, BC164
The Pilgrims, aboard the Mayflower, reach what is now called Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts, and sign the Mayflower Compact, 1620
Richard Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Virginia, 1654
In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight, 1783
Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic, 1791
First Jewish Reform congregation in US forms, Charleston, SC, 1824
Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter, 1871
Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), 1877
Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator, 1922
First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper), 1935
The Alcan Highway is completed, 1942*
The British Natural History Museum announces that the "Piltdown Man" skull is a hoax, 1953
The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI, 1969
Gerard d'Aboville completes his four-month solo journey to row across the Pacific Ocean, 1991
The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995
NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members, 2002
Iran's President Ahmadinejad rejects the country's successful family planning program and tells Iranian girls they should marry at 16, 2010
The three most senior surviving members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are charged with genocide and crimes against humanity, 2011
For the second time in four months, New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano, on the North Island, erupts, 2012
The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys, 2013
Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting, 2017
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a measles epidemic has so far killed over 5,000 people in this year, making it the world's largest and fastest moving epidemic, 2019
*Not opened to general vehicular traffic until the next year.