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Thursday, August 31, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Grape Blessing Day (Armenia)
Solidarity Day (Poland)
Festal Day (Order of Eastern Star)
Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day
International Blog Day [ website ]
Merdeka Day (Malaysia)
St. Aidan’s Day
Kyrgyzstan Independence Day
Malaysia National Day
St. Paulinus of Trier’s Day
National Trail Mix Day
Wisconsin State Cow-Chip Throw
St. Raymond Nonnatus’ Day (patron of Catalonia, childbirth; against hemorroids, VD)


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Glenn Tilbrook
Amilcare Ponchielli
Ted Williams
Van Morrison
Itzhak Perlman
Montgomery Scott “Scotty”
James Coburn
Eldridge Cleaver
John Bunyan
Richard Basehart
William Saroyan
Frank Robinson
Bernard Lovell
Maria Montessori
Guillaume Amontons
Richard Gere
Theophile Gautier
Alan Jay Lerner
DuBose Heyward
Maria Montessori
Edwin Moses
Daniel Schorr
Robert Morris
Arthur Godfrey
Phyllis Coleman (Pb 8/73)
Maxine Waters
William Shawn
Lorna Hopper (Pb 4/69)
Eddie Plank
Frederic March
Ray Dandridge
Warren Berlinger
Dore Schary
Jean Beliveau
Ron Dickerson
Leonid I Popov
Queen Mother Wilhelmina
Buddy Hackett
Debbie Gibson


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Brecht’s Threepenny Opera premiered (1928)
1st US Tennis Championship held (1881)
Lewis & Clark began their journey
Jack the Ripper killed his 1st victim (1888)
Henry V died of dysentary (1422)
1st Book Auction held
Coca-Cola 1st for sale in UK (1900)
Mark Spitz won 5 olympic gold medals for swimming (1972)
Solidarity Trade Union founded (Poland; 1980)
Agricultural Hall of Fame established
Last Flight of “The Revenge” (1591)
PLO driven from Beirut by Israelis (1982)
W.G. Grace retired from first class cricket (1908)
1st transcontinental US automobile trip completed (1903)
American Communist Party established (1919)
Foghorn Leghorn debuted in Warner Bros. cartoon (1946)
The Angels’ My Boyfriend’s Back reached No. 1 (1963)
Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his “American Scholar” address in Cambridge, Massachuseets (1837)
1st Professional American football game played (Latrobe, Pennsylvania; 1895)
1st malternative, “Sassy,” released (by the Weber Brewery, Wisconsin; 1955)
Telluride Beer Co. opened (Colorado; 1995)
Red Bell Brewery & Pub opened (Pennsylvania; 1996)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Mind Day
Alexandrian New Year
Charisteria (Old Roman Thanksgiving)
St. Fiacre’s Day (patron of cabbies)
Victory Day (Turkey)
Julienne Fries Day
Santa Rosa de Lima (Peru)
National Toasted Masrhmellow Day
St. John Roche’s Day (patron of boatmen)
Huey P. Long Day (Louisiana)
Chatter Champion announced (Fairy)
International Pow Wow Ceremony (Gallup, New Mexico)
St. Pammachius’ Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Jacques Louis David
Mary Shelley
R. Crumb
Fred MacMurray
Bill Daily
Joan Blondell
Elizabeth Ashley
Joan Bennett (Pb 1/85)
Charlie Sheen
Jacobus Van’t Hoff
Raymond Massey
J. Alden Weir
Timothy Bottoms
John Gunther
Ernest Rutherford
Robert L. Parish
Jean-Claude Killy
Shirley Booth
Nancy Li Brandi (Pb 12/75)
Roy Wilkins
Ted Williams
Jean-Claude Killy
Ricky Sanders
Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler
Frank “Tug” McGraw
Theodor Svedberg
Peggy Lipton
Ellen Herndon Arthur
Kitty Wells
Regina Resnik
Dennis Healey
Roy Wilkins
William Schilling
Huey P. “Kingfish” Long


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Hot Line installed between White House & Kremlin (1963)
Cleoptara committed suicide, bitten by an asp (30 BCE)
Top Hat premiered
1st Meat Inspection conducted
Pajama Game premiered
Battle of Bull Run II (1862)
1st Trains ran in Britain (1860)
Tarriff 1st imposed on obscene literature & photographs
Donald Duck comic strip began (1936)
The Fly premiered
Stereophonic Sound System patented (1881)
Polish workers granted right to form trade unions (1980)
1st President’s Wife gave birth in he White House (1893)
Vacuum Cleaner patented (1901)
Coccaine discovered (1867)
German troops surrounded Lenningrad (1941)
John Lennon & Harry Nilsson’s Pussycats released
Bigfoot discovered on Northern Exposure (1990)
Laurence Olivier married Vivien Leigh (1940)
Christopher Cross’ Sailing reached No. 1 (1980)
Steve Winwood’s Higher Love reached No. 1 (1986)
Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the 1st black man in space (1983)
Charles II fired Lord Chancellor Edward Hyde over Treaty of Breda (1667)
Beer: The Movie premiered (1985)
Ipswich Brewing opened (Massachusetts; 1992)
Lone Wolfe Brewing opened (Colorado; 1996)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

AUGUST, Last Tuesday

by @ 4:00 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

Lammas Fair Day (Ballycastle, Ireland)


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

According To Hoyle Day
Judgment Day (in the film “The Terminator”)
Urda (Oldest Fate)
Nativity of Hathor (Egyptian Goddess of Joy)
Swiss Winegrowers’ Fete
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
St. Sabina’s Day (patron of housewives)
Day of Loose Talk (Fairy)
Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Runic half-month of Rad (motion) begins
Feast of Augustus (Old Roman)
National Whisky Sour Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

John Locke
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Charlie Parker
Jack Butler Yeats
Lenny Henry
Maurice Maeterlinck
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Brigham Young
Gates McFadden
Peter Jennings
Henry Bergh
Richard Attenborough
Ingrid Bergman
Anna Carroll
William Friedkin
Valery Nicolas Larbaud
Richard Gere
Trevor Howard
Isabel Sanford
Elliot Gould
Dick Halligan
William Perdue
Barry Sullivan
David H. Pryor
John Sidney McCain III
Valery Nicolas Larbaud
Carl Banks
James Hunt
Wyomia Tyus
Dinah Washington
Charles H. Wacker (1856)
Mark Morris
Billy Cox
Jim Florio
Wilhelm Ruska
Lyman L. Lemnitzer
Robin Leach
Michael Jackson

Monday, August 28, 2006

AUGUST, Last Monday

by @ 4:00 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

Summer Holiday (UK (except Scotland))
Liberation Day (Hong Kong)

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