Monday, July 24, 2017

Gloriosa Daisies From the Garden




Also on This Day: July 24

Also on this day...
National Tell an Old Joke Day
Pioneer Day (celebrated in Utah)

James VI, and James I.  James succeeded to Scottish throne at age of 13 months in 1567. 

Alexander Dumas was born in 1802, and Amelia Earhart was born in 1897.

Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Also on This Day: July 23

Also on this day...
Auntie's Day
Gorgeous Grandma Day
National Parent's Day

Raymond Chandler was born in 1888, and Clancy Cooper was born in 1906.

Feast of St. Birgitta of Sweden

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Also on This Day: July 21

Also on this day...
Take a Monkey to Lunch Day
National Tug-of-War Tournament Day

Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899.  Constant (Nieuwenhuys) and Isaac Stern were born in 1920.  Garry Trudeau was born in 1948.

Feast of St. Praxedes

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Also on This Day: July 20

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Wilgefortis, Patroness of Relief From Tribulations

National Lollipop Day

Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969 (Eastern time).  "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

Edmund Hillary was born in 1919.

Nap Day

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Also on This Day: July 18

Also on this day...
National Caviar Day
World Listening Day

Nelson Mandela was born in 1918, and John Glenn was born in 1921.

Dick Button

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Also on This Day: July 16

Also on this day...
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

National Corn Fritters Day
National Fresh Spinach Day
National Ice Cream Day

Roald Amundsen was born in 1872.  Orville Redenbacher was born in 1907, and Ginger Rogers was born in 1911.

St. Clare of Assisi BIRTHDAY (and not Feast Day)

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rembrandt

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Also on This Day: July 14

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Patroness of the environment, ecology, people in exile, and Native Americans

Pandemonium Day
International Nude Day

Inventor Frederick Louis Maytag I was born in 1857, and Gustav Klimt was born in 1862.

Bearded lady Annie Jones was born in 1865.  Arthur Laurents was born in 1918.

Bastille Day

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Also on This Day: July 13

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Henry, Patron of the childless, handicapped, and those rejected by the Religious Order
Feast of St. Henry II, Patron of the Benedictines

National French Fries Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day

Git Gay, Swedish singer, was born in 1921, and Erno Rubik was born in 1944.

Frank 'n' Beans Day

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Also on This Day: July 12

Also on this day...
National Simplicity Day
National Pecan Pie Day

Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817, and Amedeo Modigliani was born in 1884.

Oscar Hammerstein II and R. Buckminster Fuller were born in 1895.  Milton Berle was born in 1908.

Feast of St. Veronica

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Marcel Proust

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Day Nine of the July 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.

Barn Day

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day Eight of the July Peace Novena

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Also on This Day: July 8

Also on this day...
National Ice Cream Sundae Day

The 1777 Constitution of Vermont was adopted which made Vermont the first state to prohibit slavery.

Artemisia Gentileschi was born in 1593, and Wolfgang Puck was born in 1949.

Be a Kid Again

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Day Seven of the July 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: July 7

Also on this day...
Tell the Truth Day

Global Forgiveness Day - the day to forgive, the day to be forgiven

National Macaroni Day

Ringo Starr was born in 1940.

Marc Chagall

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Day Six of the July 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.

Frida Kahlo

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Day Five of the July 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.

Dolly, the Sheep

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Day Four of the July 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.

A "New" OLIVER BUTTON IS A SISSY

A NEW hardcover edition - larger size, freshened design - of OLIVER BUTTON IS A SISSY is now available from a NEW publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Day Three of the July 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: July 3

Also on this day...
National Compliment Your Mirror Day
Disobedience Day

George M. Cohan was born in 1878, and Franz Kafka was born in 1883.  M. F. K. Fisher was born in 1908.

Feast of St. Thomas, the Apostle

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Day Two of the July 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: July 2

Also on this day...
I Forgot Day

An alligator fell from the sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, SC, in 1843.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

Hermann Hesse was born in 1877, and Johnny Weir was born in 1984.

Imelda Marcos

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Day One of the July 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: July 1

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Junipero Serra, Patron of Vocations
Feast of St. Oliver Plunkett, Patron of Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland

National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day

Estee Lauder was born in 1906 OR 1908.  Twyla Tharp was born in 1941, and Diana, Princess of Wales, was born in 1961.

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Also on This Day: June 29

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Paul - Patron of Missions, Theologians, and Gentile Christians
Feast of St. Peter - Patron of Fisherman, and Ship Builders

National Camera Day
Hug Holiday Day
National Waffle Iron Day

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in 1900, and Little Eva was born in 1943.

International Mud Day

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Vase of Peonies

Also on This Day: June 21

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

International Day of Yoga
National Selfie Day

Rockwell Kent was born in 1882, and Al Hirschfeld was born in 1903.  Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905.

Summer Begins

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Also on This Day: June 20

Also on this day...
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Kouign-amann Day (a Breton cake)
National Hike with a Geek Day

Betty Washington was born in 1733.

Sigismund III Vasa

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Old Rose Dandy Itoh Peony


Also on This Day: June 19

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Romuald

World Sauntering Day

Juneteenth - Commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally, the emancipation of slaves throughout the South

May Whitty was born in 1865, and Moe Howard was born in 1897.

Wallis Simpson

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Also on This Day: June 18

Also on this day...
National Go Fishing Day

Five Monks from Canterbury observed the moon exploding into sparks in 1178.

Paul McCartney was born in 1942, and Isabella Rossellini was born in 1952.

Happy Father's Day

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Also on This Day: June 17

Also on this day...
National Hollerin' Contest Day
World Juggling Day

Igor Stravinsky was born in 1882.

Statue of Liberty

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