With no Saints to honor today, we note that on this date in 1938 the Mercury Theatre On The Air production of Orson Welles broadcasting his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds brought Welles instant fame. We also note that it was on this date in 2000 that Richard was hired by the casino.
This crime mystery is the tenth book in the series featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Virginia. I very much enjoyed reading this book, and will be reading the next book in the series in the fullness of time.
We have no Saints for a few days, so we note that on this date in 1792 Mount Hood in Oregon was first observed by a non-Native American. (The date when the mountain was first observed by a Native American is lost to history.)
Today is the Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles (died first century). Today is also the birthday of Matthew (aka Matt), one of the Assembled (1983).
With no Saints to honor this date, today is Navy Day in these United States.
Today is the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. With no Saints to honor today, we turn the Wayback Machine to 1881, and our GPS to Tombstone, Arizona, and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Last night at sunset the Islamic New Year 1436 AH began. Today is the Optional Memorial Saint Crispin and Saint Crispinian, Martyrs (died c. 286). And today is the commissioning of the USS North Dakota (SSN-784), the submarine which counts my son among its crew.
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop (died 1870),and today marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, so that at sunset today is Ras as-Sanah al-Hijriyah, or the Islamic New Year 1436 AH.
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint John of Capistrano, Priest (died 1456).
Today is the Memorial of Saint John Paul II, Pope (died 2005). And according to the chronology of Bishop Ussher (died 1656), the Creation of the World occurred on the night preceding Sunday, October 23, 4004 B.C., so tonight we can celebrate the Creation of our world, without which my Five or Six Loyal Readers (and my Legion of Followers) would not be reading my Weblog entries.
No Saints today, but it was on this date back in 1805 when during the Napoleonic Wars a British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain under Admiral de Villeneuve in the Battle of Trafalgar.