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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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Also on This Day: September 19

Also on this day...
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day

Arthur Rackham was born in 1867.  James Lipton was born in 1926, and Twiggy was born in 1949.

Charles Massey

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Also on This Day: September 18

Also on this day...
National Cheeseburger Day
Rice Krispies Treats Day
National Respect Day

Agnes De Mille and Greta Garbo were born in 1905.

Feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Also on This Day: September 17

Also on this day...
Constitution Day
Citizenship Day
National Apple Dumpling Day
National Women's Friendship Day
National Neighborhood Day

Joshua Abraham Norton proclaimed himself "Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States" in 1859.

Hank Williams was born in 1923, and Anne Bancroft was born in 1931.

Feast of St. Hildegard von Bingen

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Also on This Day: September 16

Also on this day...
Big Whopper Liar Day
Mayflower Day
Wrinkled Raincoat Day
National Guacamole Day
National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

James Cash Penney was born in 1875, and H. A. Rey was born in 1898.  Lauren Bacall was born in 1924.

Eat an Apple Day

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

First Tree of Fall, Sweet Autumn Clematis, and Tall Cimicifuga


Also on This Day: September 14

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Notburga - Patron of Servants, and Peasants

National Eat a Hoagie Day
National Cream-Filled Donut Day

Robert McCloskey was born in 1914.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Also on This Day: September 13

Also on this day...
Bald Is Beautiful Day
International Chocolate Day
National Defy Superstition Day

Milton S. Hershey was born in 1857.  Roald Dahl was born in 1916, and Nell Carter was born in 1948.

St. Venerius, the Hermit

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Also on This Day: September 12

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Ailbhe - Patron of Wolves
Feast of St. Guy of Anderlecht - Patron of Bachelors, Laborers, and Work Horses

National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Day of Encouragement

Maurice Chevalier was born in 1888, and Jesse Owens was born in 1913.

Ben Shahn

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Also on This Day: September 11

Also on this day...
September 11, 2001

National Day of Service and Remembrance
National Hot Cross Buns Day

Carl Zeiss was born in 1816, and O. Henry was born in 1862.  D. H. Lawrence was born in 1885, and Arvo Part was born in 1935.

Make Your Bed Day

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Also on This Day: September 10

Also on this day...
National Grandparent's Day
National Hug Your Hound Day

Hilda Doolittle, poet, was born in 1886, and Waldo Wedel, archaeologist, was born in 1908.  Karl Lagerfeld was born in 1933.

Rin Tin Tin

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Day Nine of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: September 9

Also on this day...
International Drive Your Studebaker Day
National Teddy Bear Day
National Wiener Schnitzel Day

Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828.

Colonel Harland Sanders

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Day Eight of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Feast of the Nativity of Mary

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day Seven of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: September 7

Also on this day...
National Acorn Squash Day
National Neither Rain nor Snow Day
National Salami Day

Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, was born in 1533.

Grandma Moses was born in 1860, and Edith Sitwell was born in 1887.  Eric Hill was born in 1927.

Feast of St. Cloud

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day Six of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Great Egg Toss Day

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Day Five of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Feast of St. Teresa of Calcutta

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Day Four of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: September 4

Also on this day...
Labor Day

Feast of St. Candida the Elder - Patroness of Hog Roasts, and Dining Clubs

Mary Renault was born in 1905.  Craig Claiborne was born in 1920, and Mitzi Gaynor was born in 1931.

National Wildlife Day

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Day Three of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: September 3

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Gregory, the Great

National Welsh Rarebit Day
U.S. Bowling League Day

1967.  "Dagen H" (Swedish for H Day) - the day when Sweden changed from driving on the left-hand-side of the road to driving on the right.

Louis Sullivan

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Day Two of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: September 2

Also on this day...
V-J Day (1945)

International Bacon Day

Marge Champion was born in 1919.

World Beard Day

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Day One of the September Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: September 1

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Giles, Abbot - Patron of Noctiphobics
Feast of St. Fiacre - Patron of Gardeners, and Cab Drivers (French cabs are called fiacres)

Wear Teal Day
National No Rhyme (nor Reason) Day

"Boxcar" Willie was born in 1931, and Ann Richards was born in 1933.  Seiji Ozawa was born in 1935, and Lily Tomlin was born in 1939.

Feast of St. Fiacre

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Also on This Day: August 31

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Dominic del Val - Patron of Altar Boys, Acolytes, and Choir Boys

Thoughtful Thursday
We Love Memoirs Day

Maria Montessori was born in 1870, and Arthur Godfrey was born in 1903.  William Saroyan was born in 1908, and Alan Jay Lerner was born in 1918.

Eat Outside Day

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Also on This Day: August 28

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo - Patron of Brewers

National Cherry Turnovers Day

UPS was founded in 1907.

Kano Motonobu, co-founder of the Kano School of Painting, was born in 1476.  Richard Tucker, tenor, was born in 1913, and Tasha Tudor was born in 1915.

National Bow Tie Day

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Also on This Day: August 27

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Monica - Patroness of Wives, and Abuse Victims
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted - Patroness of Brides, Difficult Marriages, Widows, Victims of Abuse

Tarzan Day
National Pots de Creme Day

Man Ray was born in 1890.  Lyndon B. Johnson was born in 1908, and Martha Raye was born in 1916.

Banana Lovers Day

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Also on This Day: August 26

Also on this day...
National Dog Day
Special Kind Words Saturday

Women's Equality Day - In 1920, on this day, women were granted the constitutional right to vote.

Cherry Popsicle Day

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Also on This Day: August 25

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Louis, King of France
Feast of St. Genesius - Patron of Actors
Feast of St. Louis IX - Patron of Hairdressers

National Banana Split Day
National Second-hand Wardrobe Day

Walt Kelly was born in 1913, and Van Johnson was born in 1916.

Ruby Keeler

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Also on This Day: August 23

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Rose of Lima - Patroness of Embroiderers, Gardeners, and Florists

Hug Your Sweetheart Day
National Sponge Cake Day

Valentino Day (Rudolph Valentino died on August 23, 1926)

Dick Bruna was born in 1927.

National Buttered Corn Day

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Also on This Day: August 22

Also on this day...
National Be an Angel Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
National Bao (hot Asian buns) Day

St. Columba is said to have encountered the Loch Ness monster in 565.

President Theodore Roosevelt rode in a car in 1902.  This was the first time that a sitting U.S. president made a public appearance in an automobile.

Claude Debussy was born in 1862, and Jacques Lipchitz - sculptor - was born in 1891.  Giada De Laurentiis was born in 1970.

Feast of Mary, Queen of Heaven

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Also on This Day: August 19

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Ezequiel Moreno y Diaz - Patron of Cancer Patients
Feast of St. Sebald - Patron Against Cold and Cold Weather - many miracles were attributed to him, including turning icicles into firewood

World Humanitarian Day
National Potato Day

Orville Wright was born in 1871, and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was born in 1883.  Odgen Nash was born in 1902.

Honey Bee Day

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Also on This Day: August 18

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga - Patron of Poor People, Street Children, and Social Workers

National Bad Poetry Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day
National Men's Grooming Day

Meriwether Lewis was born in 1774, and Marshall Field was born in 1834.  Anna Archer was born in 1859, and Shelley Winters was born in 1920.

Virginia Dare

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Also on This Day: August 17

Also on this day...
National #2 Pencil Day
National Vanilla Custard Day
National Thrift Shop Day

Davy Crockett was born in 1786, and Samuel Goldwyn was born in 1879.

Mae West

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