On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 5, 2020!

MAY 5, 2020

Today is:

Cartoonists Day

Cinco de Mayo

National Concert Day

 Museum Lovers Day

 National Hoagie Day

  National Teacher Day

 Oyster Day

World Asthma Day

Revenge of the Fifth

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

SØREN KIERKEGAARD (1813-1855) — Danish philosopher, theologian, & poet.  Considered first existentialist philosopher.
KARL MARX (1818-1883) — German philosopher, sociologist economist, and social revolutionary. Author of The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.
NELLIE BLY  (1864-1922) — American journalist.  Best known for her record breaking trip around the world in 72 days and undercover expose of a mental institution (Ten Days in a Mad-House)
SIR MICHAEL PALIN (1943) — English comedian, actor, author, and television presenter.  Best-known as part of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
JOHN RHYS-DAVIES (1944) — Welsh actor & producer (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Sliders).
ADELE (1988) — English singer-songwriter

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1821 – Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the  South Atlantic island of Saint Helena.
1862 – Cinco de Mayo —  Outnumbered Mexican forces repel French invaders at the Battle of Puebla
1865 – The government of the Confederate States of America is declared officially dissolved in Washington, Georgia.
1961 – Astronaut Alan Shepard is the first American in space, spending 15 minutes in a sub-orbital flight.
On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 10, 2020!

APRIL 10, 2020

Today is:


Encourage a Young Writer Day — If you have a student always with an idea in their head, or a story in mind, today is the day to have them put pen to paper and write it down!

Global Work From Home Day — Seems like that’s everyday now!

National Hug Your Dog Day — For many of us, not having our furry companions right now would make things a lot harder.  Show them your appreciation today.  Even if you can’t, give a pup a virtual hug!

Siblings Day — Today’s the day to reach out and get in touch with your siblings.  Just make sure you don’t need mom or day to separate you or turn the car around!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

COMMODORE MATTHEW PERRY (1794-1858) — American naval officer.  Most famous for opening trade relations between the West and Japan.
LEW WALLACE (1827-1905) — American lawyer, politician, Union General and author (Ben-Hur)
JOSEPH PULITZER  (1847-1911) — Hungarian-American publisher, journalist, and politician.  Founder of Pulitzer, Inc. and namesake of the Pulitzer Prize.
JOHN MADDEN  (1936) — American football player, Hall of fame coach, and sportscaster.
JUAN WILLIAMS (1954) — Panamanian-American author, journalist, and political analyst (Fox News & NPR)
MANDY MOORE (1984) — American singer-songwriter and actress (Tangled, Midway, This is Us)

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

837Halley’s Comet makes its closest ever approach to Earth at a distance of 3.2 million miles.
1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of  Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City.
1912 – The RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden (and only) voyage.
1925 – F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is first published by Charles Scribner’s Sons Publishers.
1970 – Paul McCartney announces that for personal and professional reasons, he is leaving The Beatles,  beginning  the “break up” of the band.