I’m thankful to get to Thankful Day.
The electricity went out and the generator worked.
We checked the oil in the generator, and it’s still good.
Ms. D was finally feeling well enough for me to come, and i got to bring her some flowers as a belated birthday greeting, as it’s never fun to be sick on your birthday.
My two church meetings, Lent study on Sunday and ladies’ circle on Tuesday this week, went well, as did prayer on Friday morning.
Ms. G was given a toaster over to rehome and remembered i’d been looking for one, and she gave it to me. The old one that burns the toast every single time is gone.
The cat shelter is experiencing a lull before kitten season, and we are enjoying it.
I was able to work in spite of a sleepless night the other night, and i’ve since gotten a nap and almost caught up.
Ms. SE didn’t have too many clothes for me to fold.
I noticed Abigail (Ms. GA and Mr. BA’s cat) had missed the box before walking that way, and so did not make a worse mess.
rEcess takes up the rest.
Bunching of Fairies for the Second Flight -- Fairy Calendar
Celebrate Your Name Week -- Saturday: Geneology Day, begin or continue the journey to learn about your family
Charter Day -- Pennsylvania, US
Debunking Day -- internet holiday possibly started by someone tired of internet myths
Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow -- Bermuda; Canada (most regions); Cuba; Greenland (Thule Air Base only) Haiti; Mexico (some areas); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; Turks and Caicos Islands; US (most areas)
Feast Day of Hercules/Herakles -- Ancient Roman and Greek Calendars
Frankenstein's Birthday -- Mary Shelley's famous tale was published today in 1818
Girl Scout Sabbath -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to synagogue services and represent their troop to their congregations; the final day of Girl Scout Week in the US)
International Fanny Pack Day -- started by someone who really likes the things (although i do admit they come in handy for keeping your money with you at all times when you have a garage sale)
Johnny Appleseed Day / Apple Appreciation Day -- death anniversary of John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman; some say March 18
King Moshoeshoe I's Anniversary -- Lesotho
National No Smoking Day -- UK (for help quitting, go here)
National Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day
Reestablishment of Independence -- Lithuania (independence from the USSR)
St. Eulogius of Cordova's Day (Patron of carpenters, coppersmiths)
World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film -- International
Worship of Tools Day -- begun by someone who knew we would be nowhere without tools
Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare, 1302
Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise, 1810
Terrance Howard, 1969
Alex Kingston, 1963
Curtis Brown, Jr., 1956
Douglas Adams, 1952
Bobby McFerrin, 1950
Jerry Zucker, 1950
Dominique Sanda, 1948
Charles W. Swan, 1942
Antonin Scalia, 1936
Sam Donaldson, 1934
Rupert Murdoch, 1931
Ralph Abernathy, 1926
Mercer Ellington, 1919
Ezra Jack Keats, 1916
Harold Wilson, 1916
Lawrence Welk, 1903
Robert Treat Paine, 1731
Torquato Tasso, 1544
"A Raisin in the Sun"(Play), 1959
"Don Carlos"(Opera), 1867
"I Capuleti e i Montecchi"(Opera), 1830
"The Daily Courant"(Newspaper; first British daily paper), 1702
Today in History:
Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty),BC1425
Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000, 1669
The first English daily newspaper "Daily Courant," begins publishing, 1702
Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation, 1708
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is published, 1818
Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Maori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand, 1845
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government, 1848
The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield, 1864
The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture,1872
The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins, lasting 4 days, 1888
The first confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu are observed at Fort Riley, Kansas, 1918
The Bank of Canada opens, 1935
Reginald Weit became the first African American to play in the US Tennis Open, 1948
Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," the first Broadway play by a black woman, opens, 1959
Mt. Etna in Sicily erupts, 1974
Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon, 1983
Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader, 1985
Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, 1999
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile, 2006
An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and triggering the second largest nuclear accident in history, 2011
England retains the Six Nations Rugby Championship with a 61-21 win over Scotland at Twickenham; this is England's 11th consecutive Six Nations win and equals NZ's record of 18 consecutive international wins, 2017
China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, which will allow Xi Jinping to retain the presidency for life, 2018
Covid19 is declared a pandemic by the WHO, 2020
The journal Nature reports on the smallest dinosaur ever discovered; its skull was preserved in a piece of amber smaller than an average human fingertip, 2020