On this last day of the month of July we have the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (died 1556) and the Remembrance of Venerable Solanus Casey, Priest (died 1957). Today is also Lammas Eve, and the birthday of the literary characters Juliet Capulet and Harry Potter, who shares his birthday with his creator, J. K. Rowling (1965).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor (died 450). And the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower is (or was) today, in the predawn sky to the south.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Martha (died about 80). And it is 90 days until my Casino Badge expires.
We have no Saints to honor today, but by Royal Proclamation, today is Acadian Remembrance Day.
With no Saints to honor today, we turn to the events of this day in 1995, when the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 42nd anniversary of the of the armistice that ended the war.
Today is the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Memorial of Saint Joachim (died first century B.C.) and Saint Anne (died first century A.D.), the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was conceived without sin (the Immaculate Conception), and today is also the birthday of my first cousin Richard in California (1953).
This was a very fun non-fiction book to read; I love statistics and probabilities (possibly from first being an accountant, then a table games dealer in a casino), so I know how important the subject is. This was a very easy read, and one that anyone who is interested in probability could read.
Today is the Feast of Saint James the Greater, Apostle (died 44) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Christopher, Martyr (died about 251), and today is the birthday of Richard’s cousin Lele (1947).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest (died 1898), and today is the birthday of my Internet friend Jillian in Maryland (1981).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious (died 1373), and we note that today is the birthday of my Internet friend Mike in Arkansas, who is married to my Internet friend Rosa (1971).