Monday, July 31, 2017

Also on This Day: July 31

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Patron of Soldiers, Educators, and Education

Mutt's Day
National Raspberry Cake Day

Ted Cassidy ("Lurch" in the TV "The Addams Family") was born in 1932.

Cotton Candy Day

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

An Early Morning Visitor


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An early morning visitor is dwarfed by granite posts ("Stonehenge") and Incrediball hydrangeas.

Also on This Day: July 30

Also on this day...
National Cheesecake Day

Emily Bronte was born in 1818.  Henry Ford was born in 1863, and Henry Moore was born in 1898.  Frances de la Tour was born in 1944.

International Day of Friendship

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Also on This Day: July 29

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Martha, Patroness of Servants and Cooks
Feast of St. Olaf of Norway, Patron of Norway

National Dance Day
National Lipstick Day
National Lasagna Day

Theda Bara was born in 1885.

Ken Burns

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Beatrix Potter

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Also on This Day: July 27

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Pantaleon, Patron of Physicians

Walk on Stilts Day
Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

Bagpipe Appreciation Day

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Also on This Day: July 26

Also on this day...
Aunts and Uncles Day
National Bagelfest Day

Andrea Doria, the Italian ocean liner, began to sink in 1956.

George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856, and Carl Jung was born in 1875.  Aldous Huxley was born in 1894.  Mick Jagger was born in 1943.

Feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Also on This Day: July 25

Also on this day...
Feast of St. James the Greater, Patron of Pilgrims and Spain
Feast of St. Cucuphas, Patron of Petty Thieves

Culinarians Day
Thread the Needle Day

Thomas Eakins was born in 1844, and Maxfield Parrish was born in 1870.

St. Christopher

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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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