New Puppy (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.
 
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww… and that’s it.
 
Make sure you get the code from Sandee’s site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!
 
Trying to take a picture of a client’s new puppy went like this:
 

 

 

 

 

Oops!

 

 

 

 

 

Best i could do!
 
 
 
 
 
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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, is on hiatus, so here’s an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
 
 
 
 
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Today is:
 
Chief Red Cloud Day — marking the Sioux leader’s death in 1909; defender of Native rights, son of Lone Man and Walks As She Thinks
 
Constitution Day — Thailand
 
Dewey Decimal System Day — anniversary of Melvil Dewey’s birth
 
Do Something Wild and Crazy with Velveeta Day — guess they mean besides turn it into Hillbilly Hor d’oeuvres (melted with Rotel and served with chips)
 
International Animal Rights Day
 
International Human Rights Day — anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948
 
Jane Addams Day — Hull House Museum, Chicago, IL, US (sponsored by the American Association of University Women-Illinois
 
Lux Mundi — Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring Libertas as the bringer of light into the world)
 
National Lager Day
 
National Tree Planting Day — Malawi
 
Nobeldagen — Sweden (Alfred Nobel Day, presentations of the Nobel Prizes at the Stockholm Concert Hall)
    Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony — Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway
 
Sister-Friend Day — internet generated, but if you have a sister who is a good friend to you, it’s worth celebrating
 
St. Eulalia of Merida’s Day (Patron of runaways, torture victims, widows; Merida, Spain; Oviedo, Spain)
 
Whirling Dervishes Festival — Konya, Turkey (through the 17th)
 
 
Anniversaries Today:
 
Mississippi becomes the 20th US State, 1817
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Raven-Symone, 1985
Bobby Flay, 1964
Kenneth Branagh, 1960
Susan Dey, 1952
Gloria Loring, 1946
Dan Blocker, 1928
Harold Gould, 1923
Dorothy Lamour, 1914
Chet Huntley, 1911
Hermes “Pan” Panagiotopolous, 1909
Mary Norton, 1903
Melvil Dewey, 1851
Emily Dickinson, 1830
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, 1787
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
Fellowship of the Ring(Film)2001
“Wings Over America”(Album release), 1976
Lawrence of Arabia(Film), 1962
“The Mighty Mouse Playhouse” (TV), 1955
Grand Ole Opry (first radio broadcast), 1927
 
 
Today in History:
 
Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding that he recant, 1520
Isaac Newton’s paper De Motu Corporum in Gyrum, containing the derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley, 1684
The Massachusetts Bay Colony becomes the first American Colonial government to borrow money, 1690
The metric system is formally established in France, 1799
The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London, 1868
Women’s suffrage is granted in Wyoming Territory, the first in the US, 1869
Women are granted suffrage in Tasmania, 1902
The 10,000,000th Model T Ford is assembled, 1915
The Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut, in Nashville, Tn, 1927
UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Ralph J Bunche becomes the first black to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, 1950
The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan’s proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia, 1981
The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland; the closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages, 1993
An archive documenting the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda is revealed in the capital city of Kigali, 2010
Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company, 2013
Governor Jerry Brown tours Southern Californian wildfires and declares them “the new normal”, 2017

 

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Just Hanging Out (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.
 
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww… and that’s it.
 
Make sure you get the code from Sandee’s site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!
 
These kittens were just hanging out in a nice tangle:
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, is on hiatus, so here’s an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
 
 
 
 
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Today is:
 
Advocate’s Day — India
 
Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins — celebrating the pioneers in education for the deaf
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Day of Remembrance for Bogatir (Great hero) Svatogor — Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar
 
Electric Light Parade — Lovington, MN, US (over 60 entries, all decorated with Christmas lights)
 
Fairy and Goblin Taunt-and-Tease Saturnalia — Fairy Calendar
 
Festival for Bona Dea — Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of chastity, fecundity, the earth, and fertility; a women’s festival)
 
Festival for Serket/Selket — Ancient Egyptian Calendar (scorpion goddess, who healed from their sting; date approximate)
 
Hanukkah — Judaism (began sundown yesterday; through sundown Dec. 10)
 
International Day of Persons with Disabilities — UN
 
International Day of the Basque Language
 
King Tupou I Day — Tonga
 
Make a Gift Day — internet generated, and go ahead, ’tis the season
 
National Apple Pie Day
 
National Ice Cream Box Day — internet generated, for those who love ice cream that comes in the rectangular box, and being the first to dig in
 
National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day — be grateful you have one
 
Pompaia — Ancient Greek Calendar (procession dedicated to Zeus; date approximate)
 
Provincial Anniversary Day — Chatham Islands, New Zealand; Westland, New Zealand
 
Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Day — internet generated, and good to do every day, don’t you think?
 
St. Francis Xavier’s Day (Patron of African missions, foreign missions, missionaries, navigators, parish missions, Agartala, India; Ahmedabad, India; Alexandria, LA; ) related observance
    San Francisco Javier — Navarre, Spain (special observances)
 
Takata no Inoko — Sakurai, Japan (offerings for peace and good harvests)
 
Telescope Day — marking its invention by Galileo in 1621
 
Tinsel Day — remember when this stuff used to contain lead?
 
 
Anniversaries Today:
 
Illinios becomes the 21st US State, 1818
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Alicia Sacramone, 1987
Amanda Seyfried, 1985
Bruno Campos, 1974
Holly Marie Combs, 1973
Bucky Lasek, 1972
Brendan Fraser, 1968
Katarina Witt, 1965
Daryl Hannah, 1961
Julianne Moore, 1961
Julianne Moore, 1960
Rick Ravon Mears, 1951
Ozzy Osbourne, 1948
Jaye P. Morgan, 1932
Jean-Luc Godard, 1930
Andy Williams, 1927
Ferlin Husky, 1927
John Backus, 1924
Nino Rota, 1911
Carlos Montoya, 1903
Joseph Conrad, 1857
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, 1842
Gilbert Charles Stuart, 1755
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“Camelot”(Musical), 1960
“Troilus and Cressida”(Opera), 1954
“A Streetcar Names Desire”(Play), 1947
Alka-Seltzer, 1931
 
 
Today in History:
 
Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, 1586
In an uprising over mining licenses, which came to be called the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in what many claim to be the birth of Australian democracy, 1854
The trial of Jefferson Davis starts with the first blacks on a US trial jury, 1868
Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel, 1878
The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine, 1904
Neon lights make their public debut at the Paris Auto Show, 1910
The Quebec Bridge, after almost 20 years of planning and construction, opens, 1917
The first successful Technicolor movie, “Tall of the Sea,” premiers in NYC, 1922
Chinese refugee ship “Kiangya” explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100, 1948
Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast, 1950
At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human, 1967
Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter, 1973
In one of the worst industrial disasters ever, a methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands, 1984
In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries, not including the US, Russia, or China, sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines, 1997
XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California, 2005
The Nissan Leaf, one of the first mass marketed electric cars, is launched, 2010
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women, 2015
The first pizza party in space held by astronauts of the International Space Station, 2017

 

Come And Get ‘Em (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.
 
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww… and that’s it.
 
Make sure you get the code from Sandee’s site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!
 
If you want a kitten for Christmas, now is a great time:
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, is on hiatus, so here’s an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.

 

 

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Today is:
 
Cider Monday — celebrating the drink of the season, hot, spiced apple cider
 
Cyber Monday — another excuse to buy stuff, the traditional beginning of the online shopping season
 
Constitution Day of the Republic of Abkhazia — Abkhazia
 
Day of the Covenant — Baha’i
 
Day of the Tan-Wallopers — Fairy Calendar
 
Good Grief Day — birth anniversary of Charles Schultz
 
Icelandic Calendar Month Ylir (Whiner) begins — named after the whining winter winds
 
Independence Day — Mongolia(1924)
 
National Cake Day
 
Sojourner Truth Day — died this day in 1883
 
St. John Berchmans’ Day (Patron of alter servers, Oblate novices, young people)
 
Throw Out Your Leftovers Day — if you’ve had it since Thanksgiving, and haven’t frozen it or eaten it yet, get rid of it
 
Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Romerberg — Frankfurt, Germany (Frankfurt Christmas Market, including glockenspiels, trumpets, and bells rung from 9 churches at regular intervals; through Dec. 22)
 
Zibelemarit — Bern, Switzerland (Onion Market Festival, in front of the Federal Palace, one of the country’s best known and most popular autumn markets, always on the fourth Monday in November to commemorate the granting of market right to people after great fire of Berne in 1405.)
 
 
 
Anniversaries Today:
 
Founding of Sigma Alpha Mu in the City College of New York, by 8 Jewish young men, 1909
The first official Thanksgiving in the US, by presidential proclamation, 1789
Founding of the University of Notre Dame, 1842
Founding of Kappa Alpha Society, the oldest surviving US college fraternity, 1825
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Natasha Bedingfield, 1981
Shannon Dunn, 1972
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, 1966
Dale Jarrett, 1956
Tina Turner, 1939
Rich Little, 1938
Robert Goulet, 1933
Charles Schultz, 1922
Eugene Ionesco, 1912
Eric Sevareid, 1912
Lefty Gomez, 1908
Mary Edwards Walker, 1832
Sarah Moore Grimke, 1792
John Harvard, 1607
Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan, 1288
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“Anarchy in the UK”(Sex Pistols single release), 1977
“The Price is Right”(TV), 1956
“Twenty Questions”(TV), 1949
Casablanca(Film), 1942
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland(Publication date), 1865
 
 
Today in History:
 
The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus”), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed, BC43
Vlad III Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time, 1476
The first lion exhibited in the US makes his debut in Boston, 1716
Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, 1778
The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established, 1784
The first national US Thanksgiving is celebrated, 1789
The first streetcar railway in the US begins operation in NYC, fare 12 cents, 1832
The refrigerated railway car is patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan, 1867
The first photograph of a meteor is taken, 1885
The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams, 1917
King Tut’s tomb is opened by English archaeologist Howard Carter, 1922
Four young lads from Liverpool have their first recording session under the interesting name “The Beatles”, 1962
Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament, 1998
Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England, 2003
A male Po’ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct, 2004
NASA launches the Mars Science Laboratory, its largest rover ever, 2011
UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day, 2015

 

Look This Way (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.
 
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww… and that’s it.
 
Make sure you get the code from Sandee’s site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!
 
Sweetie desperately wanted a picture of a very pretty cat at the shelter, and she would not look at him for the world!  So i waited until she was almost asleep in the hammock, and didn’t let her know i was looking at her.
 
Isn’t she a beauty!
 
 
 
 
 
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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, is on hiatus, so here’s an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
 
 
 
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Today is:
 
Alligator Wrestling Day — internet generated, and i wonder if a cat that doesn’t want its meds counts?
 
Automatic Toll Collection Day — the first machine went into use on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway on this day in 1954
 
Canadian Western Agribition — IPSCO Place, Regina, SK, Canada (Canada’s premier agriculture showcase; through Saturday)
 
Dia de la Soberania Nacional — Argentina (Sovereignty Day)
 
Discovery Day — Puerto Rico
 
Equal Opportunity Day / Dedication Day / Remembrance Day — anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
 
Fete de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain — Monaco (National Day)
 
Flag Day — Brazil
 
Garifuna Day/Carib Settlement Day — Belize
 
“Have a Bad Day” Day — for the hidden, or not so hidden, grouch in all of us; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
 
International Men’s Day — Australia; Canada; Ghana; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Malta; Singapore; South Africa; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States
 
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)
 
Liberation Day — Mali
 
National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
 
National Military Families Recognition Day — US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1993, the Monday before Thanksgiving Day)   
 
Please Maintain Your Focus Today Day — internet generated, but a good idea
 
Revolution Day — Mexico (obs.)
 
St. Obadiah’s Day (Obadiah the Prophet)
 
“What Ever Happened to Gary Pucket?” Day — internet generated, and a fun question to research
 
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day   
 
World Toilet Day — sponsored by the World Toilet Organization (yes, really, to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to proper sanitation)
 
 
Anniversaries Today:
 
Zion National Park is established, 1919
Women’s Christian Temperance Union is founded, 1874
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
McCaughey Septuplets, 1997
Kerri Strug, 1977
Savion Glover, 1973
Gail Devers, 1966
Terry Farrell, 1963
Jodie Foster, 1962
Meg Ryan, 1961
Allison Janney, 1960
Anne Curry, 1956
Eileen Collins, 1956
Scott Jacoby, 1956
Glynnis O’Connor, 1955
Kathleen Quinlan, 1954
Ahmad Rashad, 1949
Calvin Klein, 1942
Garrick Utley, 1939
Ted Turner, 1938
Dick Cavett, 1936
Jack Welch, 1935
Larry King, 1933
Roy Campanella, 1921
Indira Gandhi, 1917
Peter Drucker, 1909
Tommy Dorsey, 1905
Billy Sunday, 1862
James Garfield, 1831
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
Heaven’s Gate(Film), 1980
“Rocky and His Friends/Rocky and Bullwinkle”(TV), 1959
The first Automatic Toll Collection Machine, at the Union Toll Plaza in New Jersey, 1954
 
 
Today in History:
 
The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins, 1095
Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Isreal, 1621
The Jakobinen club forms in Paris, 1794
The Jay Treaty, the first US extradition treaty, is signed with Great Britain, 1794
Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European Americans to cross the continent, 1805
Warsaw University is established, 1816
The St. Petersburg flood, caused by storms, kills 10,000, 1824
The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened, 1847
Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, 1863
Boss Tweed is convicted, sentenced to 12 years, 1874
Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate, 1903
NY receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy, 1911
Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (anybody want to guess what this eventually became?), 1916
The first issue of Time Magazine is published, with Emperor Hirohito on the cover, 1928
Télé Monte Carlo, Europe’s oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III, 1954
The first automatic toll collection machine is introduced on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway, 1954
Ford cancels the Edsel, 1959
Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the “Ocean of Storms”) and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon, 1960
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement, 1977
Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire, 1996
Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD, 1998
The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft, 1999
Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ, 2008
Many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic bluefin tuna; quota limits on the critically endangered fish are discussed by major fishing nations in Paris, 2010
The Philippines receives a $500 million emergency loan from the World Bank to help the country recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, 2013

 

Sweet Orange (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.
 
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww… and that’s it.
 
Make sure you get the code from Sandee’s site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!
 
These two faces, oh, i just had to snap more than one!
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, is on hiatus, so here’s an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
 
 
 
 
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Today is:
 
A&W Rootbeer Mug Day — see if you can frost your mug like they did
 
Birth of Baha’u’llah — Baha’i
 
Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, Doctors Day, and Cultural Renaissance Day — Taiwan
 
Cartagena Independence Day — Cartagena, Columbia
 
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day — “Changing the world, one story at a time.”
 
Constitution Day — Azerbaijan
 
Dia del Cartero — Mexico (Postman’s Day; postal carriers are shown appreciation with small gifts left in mailboxes)
 
Fancy Rat and Mouse Day — the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association wants you to know these little critters can give you a lot of love      
 
 
Heir to the Throne Day — Tuvalu (Prince of Wales birth anniversary celebration)
 
Journee Nationale Maore — Comoros (Admission to the UN Day)
 
Khalkeia — Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of smiths, associated with Hephaists and Athena; date approximate)
 
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
 
National Youth Day — East Timor
 
Shalako Festival — Hopi and Zuni Native Americans (dates of main festivals and dance ceremonies vary by area, but usually the weekend nearest the 49th day after the 10th full moon)
 
St. Emillian’s Day (Patron of Spain, finding lost objects)
 
St. Josaphat’s Day (Patron of Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Ukraine)
 
Tewa Buffalo Dance — Native American Tewa of the Tesuque Pueblo rites on the feast day of their Patron, San Diego, to honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, the four directions, and the elements; through the 15th
 
World Orphans Day — originally an initiative of The Stars Foundation; cannot find a current sponsor, although there is a Facebook page for this day, stating April 20 is the correct date, and here is a site where you can find out more about orphans in the developing world    
 
World Pneumonia Day — because we lose a million children a year to this preventable illness     
 
 
Anniversaries Today:
 
The Arches National Park established, 1971
Ellis Island closes, 1954
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Anne Hathaway, 1982
Ryan Gosling, 1980
Sammy Sosa, 1968
Michael Moorer, 1967
David Schwimmer, 1966
Nadia Comaneci, 1961
Megan Mullally, 1958
Neil Young, 1945
Al Michaels, 1944
Wallace Shawn, 1943
Grace Kelly, 1929
Jo Stafford, 1918
Harry A. Blackmun, 1908
Sun Yat-sen, 1866
Auguste Rodin, 1840
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“Grand Hotel”(Musical), 1989
“Irma la Douce”(Musical), 1956
“Paint Your Wagon”(Musical), 1951
Song of the South(Disney film), 1946
The first Sunday American-style football game is held in Philadelphia, 1933
 
 
Today in History:
 
Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days starting today, 764
Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament, 1439
Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic, 1847
Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris); he also designed garment that bears his name, 1859
World’s Fair in Paris opens, 1900
The first movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon, 1910
Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic, 1905
Robert Scott’s diary & body are found in Antarctica, 1912
Austria becomes a republic, 1918
The first underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens, 1927
The first photo of whatever is in Loch Ness is taken, 1933
Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations, 1956
Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations, 1968
The Comoros joins the United Nations, 1975
The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings, 1980
The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first time a manned spacecraft launched into space twice, 1981
Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch, 1990
Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web, 1990
Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, 2003
The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database is launched on the web and revolutionizes chemical-gene-disease information for research scientists, 2004
Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan erupts again, 2010
European Space Agency’s Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,2014
For the first time Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain’s war dead, instead of Queen Elizabeth, 2017

 

13,000 (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.
 
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww… and that’s it.
 
Make sure you get the code from Sandee’s site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!
 
The shelter just celebrated the 13,000th adoption a few days ago.  That doesn’t mean the job is done:
 
We won’t quit until they all have a home.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, is on hiatus, so here’s an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
 
 
 
 
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Today is:
 
Conmemoracion Patriotica en la Ciudad de Colon — Panama
 
Day of the First Shout for Independence — El Salvador
 
Egyptian Day — Medieval Europe day of bad forturne (common saying on this day was, “Notwithstanding, I will trust the Lord.”)
 
Festival of Amun — Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
 
Guy Fawkes’ Day — Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador; New Zealand; UK; a/k/a Gunpowder Day, bonfires celebrate that Guy Fawkes plot did not succeed; related famous celebrations
    Burning of the Tar Barrels — Ottery St. Mary, Devon, UK (17 barrels soaked in tar are lit outside 17 taverns and carried through the town)
    Lewes Bonfire Night — Lewes, East Sussex, UK
    Turning the Devil’s Stone — Shebbear, Devon, UK (erratic stone, possibly from an Ice Age deposit, turned every year on this day to assure good forturne)
 
Job Action Day — a day for workers and job seekers to put job or career in the forefront, make plans, and take action    
 
National Day — Tonga(obs.)
 
National Doughnut Day — well, it’s better than buy a donut day, that one’s too obvious
 
Nones of November — Ancient Roman Calendar
 
Popes Day — US name for the remembrance of Guy Fawkes’ Day
 
Recreation Day — Tasmania, Australia
 
St. Elizabeth’s Day and St. Zechariah’s Day — parents of John the Baptist (Elizabeth is Patron of pregnant women)
 
Traffic Director’s Day — Traffic Directors Guild of America (those who are Traffic Managers, Inventory Control Specialists, Revenue Managers, or many other terms in the broadcasting and mobile industries)     
 
Wet Wellington Day — Fairy Calendar (Imps and Gremlins; they really love it when this falls on a Wednesday)
 
Wuwuchim Fire Ceremonies begin — Hopi Native American (dating approximate, as these ceremonies are now mostly closed to outsiders, a celebration of Masaw, god of death, and Spider Woman, the earth mother; a 16 day festival and manhood ceremony for adolescent boys)
 
 
Anniversary Today:
 
George W. Bush marries Laura Welch, 1977
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Kevin Jonas, 1987
Corin Nemec, 1971
Judy Reyes, 1967
Tatum O’Neal, 1963
Tilda Swinton, 1960
Bryan Adams, 1959
Bill Walton, 1952
Peter Noone, 1947
Sam Shepard, 1943
Art Garfunkel, 1941
Elke Sommer, 1940
Geoffrey Wolff, 1937
Ike Turner, 1931
Vivien Leigh, 1913
Roy Rogers, 1911
Joel McCrea, 1905
Strom Thurmond, 1902
Raymond Loewy, 1893
Will Durant, 1885
Ida M. Tarbell, 1857
Eugene Debs, 1855
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today
 
“Into the Woods”(Sondheim musical), 1987
“Fifth of July”(Wilson play), 1980
“The Nat King Cole Show, 1956
The New York Weekly Journal(first edition), 1733
 
 
Today in History:
 
Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China, 1228
Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany); it is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary, 1499
St. Felix’s Flood ravages the Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands, 1530
The Gunpowder Plot, in which Catholics were trying to blow up the English Parliament, is foiled, 1605
The first post office in the Colonies is opened in the home of Richard Fairbanks, 1639
Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote in Rochester, NY, 1871
The first US patent for a gasoline driven motor car is granted to George B. Selden, 1895
Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena from Sheepshead Bay, NY, completing the first transcontinental plane flight, in 49 days, 1911
Colombia joins the United Nations, 1945
USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China — the first US Naval visit to China since 1949, 1986
André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada, but is thwarted when the Prime Minister’s wife locks the door, 1995
Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial, 2006
China’s first lunar satellite, Chang’e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon, 2007
Collins Dictionary names “binge-watch” the word of the year, followed by “transgender”, 2015

 

Too Much Fun to Pass Up (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.
 
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww… and that’s it.
 
Make sure you get the code from Sandee’s site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!
 
Even the kittens like the decorations of the season: 
 
That looks like so much fun, can I help myself?

 

No, I can’t help myself!
 
Substitute tail got attacked, too!
 

 

 
 
 
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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader, is on hiatus, so here’s an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
 
 

 

 
 
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Today is:
 
Candies Day — they have to be kidding — this close to Halloween we need another candy day?!
 
Coronation Day — Cambodia (anniversary of King Norodom Sihamony, in 2004)
 
Cumhuriyet Bayrami — North Cyprus; Turkey (Republic Day)(1923)
 
Hermit Day / Hide From Everyone Day — internet generated, for those who would rather have a peaceful day today than celebrate the other holidays listed; look up how to be a hermit on wikihow
 
Internet Day — it’s predecessor went live today, see Today in History for detail
 
Laugh Suddenly For No Reason A Lot Today Day (And end up either getting yourself and everyone around you in a good mood, or yourself being observed at the hospital in a padded room.)
 
Marlborough Provinical Anniversary Day — Marlborough, New Zealand
 
Naming Day — Tanzania
 
National Cat Day — US (with the goal of getting 10,000 cats adopted from shelters today)     
 
National Disgusting Little Pumpkin-Shaped Candies Day
 
National Oatmeal Day
 
October Bank Holiday — Ireland
 
Second Fiddle of the Month — Fairy Calendar (a very poorly attended event — who wants to play second fiddle?)
 
St. Mary of Edessa’s Day (Patron against sexual temptation)
 
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Gabrielle Union, 1972
Winona Ryder, 1971
Joely Fisher, 1965
Randy Jackson, 1961
Finona Hughes, 1960
Kate Jackson, 1948
Richard Dreyfuss, 1947
Melba Moore, 1945
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 1938
Dominick Dunne, 1925
Bill Mauldin, 1921
Fanny Brice, 1891
Charles Hercules Ebbets, 1858
Daniel Decatur Emmet, 1815
James Boswell, 1740 (wrote the biography of Samuel Johnson)
Edmund Halley, 1656 (O.S. Date) (yes, that Halley, found the comet)
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
The Internet, 1969 (the first connection between computers that would become the Internet someday was made on this date when bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute; this grew into ARPANET, and is now the Internet we know and yell at.)
“Let’s Face It”(Musical), 1941
“Don Giovanni”(Mozart K. 527), 1787
 
 
Today in History:
 
Cyrus the Great entered the city of Babylon, BC539
First trial for witchcraft in Paris, 1390
Sir Walter Raleigh, adventurer, writer, and courtier, is beheaded, 1618
A severe earthquake shakes New England, 1727
Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague, 1787
The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans, 1811
Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia, 1889
The first intercity trucking service, from Colorado City to Snyder, Texas, begins running, 1904
Turkey declares its independence as the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, 1923
Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal, 1956
Cassius Clay wins his first professional fight, 1960
Syria exits from the United Arab Republic, 1961
Montreal’s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors, 1967
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid, 1991
In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities, 1998
Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space, 1998
In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution, 2004
The 3G wireless transmitters at Mt. Everest make coverage available to the summit, 2010
Random House and Penguin merge to become Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, 2012
Turkey opens the first underwater rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia, 2013