Daily Update: Sunday, March 1st, 2015

03-01 - Lindbergh Baby Poster

On this Second Sunday in Lent, we have no Saints to honor. Today we note that on this date in 1932 Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was abducted from his family home in New Jersey sometime during the night.

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Daily Update: Saturday, February 28th, 2015

02-28 - Dord

No Saints again, but today is the third of three Ember Days for this season of the year. On this date in 1939, an editor of Webster’s Third New International Dictionary realized that the word “dord” and its definition had been inserted into the Dictionary in error.

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Daily Update: Friday, February 27th, 2015

Anosmia Awareness Day

Another Saintless day, but today is the second of three Ember Days for this season of the year. And today is Anosmia Awareness Day.

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Daily Update: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

02-26 - Buffalo Creek Dam

Again we have no Saints to honor, but on this date in 1972 Impoundment Dam 3 on the Buffalo Creek in West Virginia failed, causing the fatal Buffalo Creek Flood.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

This was the book I read for our Third Tuesday Book Club this month; normally we pick fiction books, but this is a non-fiction book that reads like fiction. (It is also a book that I read back in 1999.) Since I could not go to the Third Tuesday Book Club meeting this month (on the fourth Tuesday, due to Mardi Gras) due to a mandatory meeting at my work, I was under no deadline to read the book, and finished it yesterday (Wednesday, February 25th, 2015). I found the book to be very engaging, and the characters are very much characters, in all senses of the word.

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Daily Update: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

02-25 - Last Invasion of Britain

Another Saintless day, but today is the first of three Ember Days for this season of the year. On this date in 1797 the Last Invasion of Britain ended when an invasion force consisting of 1,400 troops from the La Legion Noire (The Black Legion) military unit of the French Revolutionary Army, 800 of whom were irregulars, under the command of Irish American Colonel William Tate, surrendered to around 500 British reservists, militia and sailors under the command of John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor.

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Daily Update: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

02-24 - Inter gravissimas

We have no Saints today to honor (and none for several more days). On this date in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII issued the Papal Bull Inter gravissimas mandating a major Calendar reform.

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Daily Update: Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Polycarp

Today is the Memorial 0f Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr (died c. 155).

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Daily Update: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Chair of Peter and George Washingtons Birthday

Today is the First Sunday of Lent, and the Feast of the Chair of Peter. Today we also celebrate the birthday of George Washington, who served as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783 and who then served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

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Daily Update: Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Peter Damian

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Peter Damien, Bishop and Doctor (died 1072).

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Daily Update: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Jacinto and Franciso Marto

Today is the Optional Memorial of Blessed Jacinta Marto (died 1920) and Blessed Francisco Marto (died 1919). And today is a Friday in Lent, so today is a Day of Abstinence from meat.

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