Monday, July 3, 2017

Awww Monday: Conquest

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Okay, I conquered shoe mountain:

Now what?






Today is:

Air Conditioning Appreciation Days begin -- Northern Hemisphere (around here, they last until Thanksgiving!)

Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -- Bhutan

Caricom Day -- Guyana; Saint Vincent and Grenadines 

Compliment Your Mirror Day -- remind your mirror how great it is to have an owner like you, and look at other mirrors to meet to see if they greet you with a smile

Constitution Day -- Cayman Islands

Dipolieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus as god of the city)

Disobedience Day -- internet generated, but if you have a bone to pick, use your civil disobedience today to let it be known! 

Distressed Elves' Creditors' Pets' Day -- Fairy Calendar

Dog Days of Summer begin (according to the almanac, but not in all cultures)

Earth at Aphelion -- @9:11 UTC (Earth at its furthest distance from the sun)

Eat Beans Day -- bring the humble legume up to main dish status!

Fiesta del Fuego -- Santiago, Cuba (festival of fire, through the 9th)

Grand Teton Music Festival -- Teton Village, WY, US (a summer celebration of classical music with the world's finest artists and in the spectacular setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; through Aug. 20)

Heroes Day -- Zambia

Independence Day -- Belarus(1944)

International Plastic Bag Free Day -- working toward a plastic bag free world 

Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon -- Wimbledon, England (through July 16)

National Chocolate Wafer Day

Red White and Boom -- Columbus, OH, US (the Midwest's largest fireworks display and more!)

Stay Out of the Sun Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; for health's sake, give your skin a break!

St. Thomas the Apostle's Day (Patron of architects, blind people, builders, carpenters, construction workers, geometricians, masons, people in doubt, stonecutters, surveyors, theologians; against blindness, doubt; Certaldo, Italy; Ceylon/Sri Lanka; East Indies; India; Pakistan)

Virgin Islands Emancipation Day -- US Virgin Islands


Anniversaries Today:

Prince Alois of Liechtenstein marries Duchess Sophie of Bavaria, 1993
Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Anne Reggie, 1992
Idaho becomes the 43rd US State, 1890


Birthdays Today:

Moises Alou, 1966
Thomas Gibson, 1962
Tom Cruise, 1962
Montel Williams, 1956
Alan Autry, 1952
Betty Buckley, 1947
Dave Barry, 1947
Kurtwood Smith, 1942
Tom Stoppard, 1937
Pete Fountain, 1930
Ken Russell, 1927
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, 1908
Franz Kafka, 1883
George M. Cohan, 1878
Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, 1870
Samuel Huntington, 1731(O.S. date)


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"ITV News at Ten"(TV), 1967
"Mister Peepers"(TV), 1952


Today in History

Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792, 987
Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain, 1608
Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret, 1767
Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published, 1767
George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1775
The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens, 1819
The last pair of Great Auks is killed, 1844
Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans, 1848
Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average, 1884
Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile, 1886
The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting  by hand, 1886
World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 miles per hour (203 km/h), 1938
The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad, 1969
First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS, 1981
The Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland, 1996
Asteroid 2004 XP14 flies within 432,308 kilometres (268,624 mi) of Earth, 2006
New Zealand sustains a major earthquake, with minor damage reported, 2012
In El Paraiso, Peru, property developers destroy a 4,000-year old pyramid, 2013
In Belgium, King Albert II abdicates his throne to son, Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, due to health reasons, 2013

11 comments:

  1. Dearest Mimi,
    thanks most sincerely for sharing another so interesting post of yours and for hosting !

    Wishing you a blessed new week

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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  2. Cute and fun loving kitty! Have a good day!

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  3. Awww, adorable!

    And it's "stay out of the sun day," the day before 4th of July? Nice try, but I don't know anyone not doing SOMETHING outdoors today.

    Love that you keep us posted on all the calendar events!

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  4. Now that I've conquered "Shoe Mountain", what's next? I appreciate air conditioning every day that the temperature exceeds 90. Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place. Have a blessed week.

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  5. Good Monday morning Mimi. Have a great day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  6. Awww, now that would have been most fun to watch.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ☺

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  7. Mountains are meant to be climbed, even leather ones.

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  8. Haha! now you gotta get down heheh!

    Have a playfultastic day :-)

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  9. I used to feel guilty for thinking IM NOT SO SAD IT'S NOT RAINING...mainly because others would hate Id say that :-) but then I decided it's ok. I dont control the weather. I can say it :)

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