No Pants Day is on May 5, 2006.
Again, I can't participate in it... darn, heh.
Eric M. got on MSN and argued the case for my coming to Fellowship, even though I told him that I'd already replied to a Bible Study email saying I wouldn't be going tonight... and that I was telling him now. I have too much hardcore work to do... he insisted that he was showing up at the usual time anyhow! ("Good... you're coming... mwahahahaha! Back to work.") Guess he'll get a surprise then! To that end, I called Sam at home and got a ride from him to Awana tomorrow.... that's good, since I'm altogether unsure if I'll see him tonight or not even if I *do* go! (and I hate people who use Eric's M.O., especially because my parents do that ALL THE TIME... don't assume!)
Am still trying to find a solution for Dawn's RSS feeds problem.. not sure what all China blocks! Aiyoh.
Edit: Eric just left a message on my answering machine to say that he wouldn't be here by 7:10, but would be here later. Uh, you're never here by 7:10 ANYHOW! :P (barring early starts at church on Fridays and such)
I saw this last night, but I'd just finished updating my journal, so I'm doing it now.
Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year. Here's everything since I couldn't resist. I had to edit the page a few times, too... syntax errors, a birth being in the DEATH section, etc. Aiyoh. :PSeptember 17 in HistoryEvents:
1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.
1394 - King Charles VI of France orders all Jews expelled from France.
1462 - The Battle of ?wiecino (or Battle of ?arnowiec) is fought during the Thirteen Years' War.
1577 - Peace of Bergerac signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
1630 - The city of Boston, Massachusetts, is founded.
1776 - The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
1787 - The United States Constitution is adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
1809 - Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
1859 - Joshua A. Norton declares himself Emperor Norton I of the United States.
1862 - American Civil War: George McClellan halts the northward drive of Robert E. Lee's Confederate army in the Battle of Antietam.
1894 - Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
1900 - Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
1908 - Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge crashes a Wright Brothers airplane and becomes the first airplane fatality.
1914 - Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1920 - National Football League is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.
1924 - The Border Defence Corps was established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
1928 - The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in US history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
1939 - The Soviet Union joined Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland during the Polish Defence War of 1939.
939 - Taisto Mäki of Finland. New world record on 10.000m. 29.52.6. First time under 30 min. In Helsinki Olympic stadium in Finland. The stadium was built for the 1940 Olympic Games after the games were moved there from Tokyo, Japan. The games never took place.
1943 - Russian city of Bryansk liberated from Nazis.
1944 - Allied Airborne troops parachute into Holland as the "Market" half of Operation Market Garden.
1947 - James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first Secretary of Defense of United States.
1948 - Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arabs and Jews.
1949 - The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbor with the loss of over 118 lives.
1951 - Robert A. Lovett was sworn in as the 4th Secretary of Defense of United States.
1961 - The Minnesota Vikings play their first NFL game, defeating the Chicago Bears 37-13, with Fran Tarkenton throwing 4 touchdowns and running for 1 touchdown.
1967 - Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show
. Morrison sang the lyrics "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" from the song Light My Fire
when asked not to.
1976 - The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, was unveiled by NASA.
1978 - The Camp David Accords were signed by Israel and Egypt.
1983 - Vanessa Williams becomes first African American Miss America.
1984 - Brian Mulroney is sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada.
1984 - Baseball: Reggie Jackson becomes the 13th member of the 500 home run club with a home run at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California.
1988 - Opening ceremony of the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in Seoul, South Korea.
1991 - North Korea, South Korea, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
1991 - The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
2001 - The Late Show with David Letterman is the first TV talk show to return to the airwaves six days after terrorists attack the United States in New York City and Washington D.C.
2001 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opens for the first time after the September 11 attacks. The stocks plummet throughout the trading session and posts its biggest point drop in its history closing down 684.81 points to 8920.70.
2004 - Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
2004 - Barry Bonds becomes only the third Major League Baseball player to hit 700 or more home runs.
2005 - The B.C. Lions make CFL history by winning 11 straight games, become the first team ever to do so in the CFL. This day was also the premiere for three new shows on Kids WB: Loonatics Unleashed
, Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island
, and Johnny Test
Note on the football one: They tanked after that, big-time! Births:
64 - Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus, lover of his brother Domitian.
879 - King Charles III of France (d. 929)
1192 - Minamoto no Sanetomo Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
1271 - King Wenceslas II of Bohemia and Poland (d. 1305)
1550 - Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
1580 - Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)
1630 - Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694)
1639 - Hans Herr, Swiss-born Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)
1657 - Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (d. 1704)
1677 - Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
1687 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772)
1730 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (d. 1794)
1743 - Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician, philosopher, and political scientist (d. 1794)
1819 - Thomas Hendricks, Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)
1820 - Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)
1826 - Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician (d. 1866)
1857 - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist and inventor (d. 1935)
1869 - Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1938)
1881 - Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
1883 - William Carlos Williams, American physician and writer (d. 1963)
1884 - Charles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (d. 1920)
1890 - Gabriel Heatter, famous American radio commentator
1897 - Earl Webb, baseball player (d. 1965)
1900 - John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)
1903 - Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
1907 - Warren Burger, 15th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1995)
1918 - Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (d. 1997)
1922 - Agostinho Neto, Angolan politician (d. 1979)
1923 - Hank Williams, American musician (d. 1953)
1927 - George Blanda, American football player
1928 - Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)
1929 - Sir Stirling Moss, English race car driver
1930 - Edgar Mitchell, astronaut
1931 - Anne Bancroft, American actress (d. 2005)
1933 - Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
1934 - Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (d. 1969)
1935 - Ken Kesey, American author (d. 2001)
1937 - Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
1938 - Bobby Wine, American Major League Baseball player
1939 - David Souter, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice
1941 - Bob Matsui, U.S. Congressman from California (d. 2005)
1942 - Des Lynam, English television presenter
1944 - Reinhold Messner, Austrian mountain climber
1947 - Tessa Jowell, British politician
1947 - Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist
1948 - John Ritter, American actor (d. 2003)
1950 - Narendra Modi, Indian politician
1951 - Cassandra Peterson, American actress
1956 - Rita Rudner, American comedian
1959 - Charles Lawson, Northern Irish actor
1960 - Damon Hill, English race car driver
1960 - John Franco, baseball player
1962 - Baz Luhrmann, Australian-born film director and producer
1965 - Bryan Singer, American director
1965 - Gore Verbinski, American director
1965 - Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer, Head of Sonic Team (Creators of Sonic the Hedgehog
1969 - Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player
1970 - James E. Acs, American writer
1973 - Anastacia, American singer
1974 - Rasheed Wallace, American basketball player
1975 - Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver
1975 - Austin St. John, American actor
1979 - Akin Ayodele, American football player
1979 - Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
1983 - Jennifer Peña, American singer
1985 - Alex Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
1991 - Jordan McCoy, American singerDeaths:
1179 - Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess, mystic writer, and composer (b. 1098)
1322 - Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)
1563 - Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier
1574 - Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, first Spanish Governor of Florida (b. 1519)
1575 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504)
1621 - Robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (b. 1542)
1630 - Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
1665 - King Philip IV of Spain (b. 1605)
1679 - John of Austria the Younger, Spanish general (b. 1629)
1727 - Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman and diarist (b. 1647)
1762 - Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1687)
1771 - Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (b. 1721)
1808 - Benjamin Bourne, American politician (b. 1755)
1836 - Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
1863 - Alfred de Vigny, French author (b. 1797)
1873 - Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer and settler in Australia (b. 1781)
1879 - Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814)
1894 - Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
1907 - Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist (b. 1846)
1933 - Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
1936 - Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
1938 - Bruno Jasie?ski, Polish poet (b. 1901)
1966 - Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (b. 1930)
1972 - Akim Tamiroff, Georgian actor (b. 1899)
1973 - Hugo Winterhalter, American bandleader (b. 1909)
1980 - Anastasio Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (b. 1925)
1984 - Richard Basehart, American actor (b. 1914)
1991 - Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
1993 - Christian Nyby, American film and television director (b. 1913)
1996 - Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the United States (b. 1918)
1997 - Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (b. 1913)
2003 - Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
2003 - Sheb Wooley, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
2005 - Alfred Reed, American composer (b. 1921)Holidays and observances:
The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Angola - National Heroes' Day
Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls on a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben DayEastern Orthodox liturgics:
Martyrs Sophia and her three daughters Faith (Vera), Hope (Nadezhda), and Love (Lyubov) at Rome (137)
Martyr Agathocleia (230)
Martyr Theodota at Nicaea (230)
Martyrs Archbishop Peleus, Archbishop Nilus, Presbyter Zeno, noblemen Patermuthius and Elias, and 156 others of Palestine
Martyrs Lucy and her son Geminian of Rome (303)
Hieromartyr Heraclides and Hieromartyr Myron, bishops of Cyprus
Hieromartyr Lambert of Maastrich
1000 martyrs of Egypt
Martyrs Charalampus, Pantelon, and others
Saint Anastasius of Cyprus, monk
Saint Eusipius of Cyprus, monkOther Commemorations:
Repose of Blessed Agapitus, disciple of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk (1825)
Repose of Blessed Matthew of Petersburg (1904)
|Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC|
Back in black, I hit the sack,
I've been too long, I'm glad to be back
Things sometimes get really crazy for you, and sometimes you have to get away from all the chaos.
But each time you stage your comeback, it's even better than the last!
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