Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Also on This Day: September 26

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Cosmas and St. Damian - Patrons of Pharmacists

Lumberjack Day

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, American pioneer nurseryman, was born in 1774.

T. S. Eliot was born in 1888.  George Gershwin was born in 1898, and Jack LaLanne was born in 1914.

A Short Stack of Pancakes

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Mark Rothko

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Also on This Day: September 24

Also on this day...
Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving (Gedaechtnisz Tag) - the Schwenkfelders are a small Protestant sect in Pennsylvania Dutch country who celebrate a Thanksgiving on this day

National Bluebird of Happiness Day
World Rivers Day

Lottie Dod, tennis player, was born in 1871, and F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896.

Jim Henson

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Also on This Day: September 23

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Padre Pio - Patron of Civil Defense Volunteers, Adolescents, Stress Relief, and January Blues - who advised, "Pray, hope, and don't worry."

International Rabbit Day
National Dogs in Politics Day

Louise Nevelson was born in 1899, and Mickey Rooney was born in 1920.

Great American Pot Pie Day

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Also on This Day: September 22

Also on this day...
Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - ends at nightfall.

Feast of St. Phocas the Gardener - Patron of Gardeners, and Mariners

Dear Diary Day
National Hobbit Day
National White Chocolate Day

Anne of Cleves, Queen of England, was born in 1515.  Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician, was born in 1765.  King Sunny Ade, Nigerian musician, was born in 1946.

Tomie's twin cousins, Franny and Fuffy, were born in 1919.

The Autumnal Equinox

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Also on This Day: September 21

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Matthew - Patron of Bankers

Pause the World Day
World Gratitude Day

The Angel Moroni visited Joseph Smith, for the first time, in 1823.

Francis Hopkinson, who designed the first official American flag, was born in 1737.

John Bunny, comedic actor, was born in 1863, and H. G. Wells was born in 1866.  Marsha Norman was born in 1947.

International Day of Peace

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Also on This Day: September 20

Also on this day...
National Gibberish Day
National Punch Day

Upton Sinclair was born in 1878, and Sister Elizabeth Kenny was born in 1880.  Donald Hall was born in 1928, and Mia Martini, Italian singer, was born in 1947.

Rosh Hashanah

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