Monday OT: Dec 9 is Anna's Day
December 9 is day 343 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Pungenday, The Aftermath 51, 3185 YOLD (discordian),
And let us not forget 188.8.131.52.4 by the Mayan Long Count
Anna's Day is the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve. You have been notified, so get to it.
On this day in history:
1793 – New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, was established by Noah Webster.
1897 – Marguerite Durand founded the feminist daily newspaper La Fronde in Paris..
1905 – France passed the law separating church and state. I wonder if it works any better than ours has?.
1953 – General Electric announced that all communist employees would be fired
1958 – The John Birch Society was founded
1962 – The Petrified Forest National Park was created.
1968 – Douglas Engelbart gave "The Mother of All Demos"
1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified. This is the only known extinction that TPTB gave a shit bout
1996 – Gwen Jacob was acquitted of committing an indecent act, effectively legalizing female toplessness in Ontario, Canada..
2017 – Australia legalized same-sex marriage.
Born this day in:
1608 – John Milton, poet
1617 – Richard Lovelace, ditto
1748 – Claude Louis Berthollet, chemist
1779 – Tabitha Babbitt, tool maker and inventor
1813 – Thomas Andrews, chemist
1842 – Peter Kropotkin, zoologist, economist, geographer, and philosopher
1861 – Hélène Smith, medium, psychic and occultist. Hooray for the Oxford comma
1868 – Fritz Haber, chemist
1883 – Nikolai Luzin, mathematician
1900 – Albert Weisbord, activist
1905 – Dalton Trumbo, author, screenwriter, and blacklistee
1906 – Grace Hopper, computer scientist, invented COBOL, for better or worse
1906 – Freddy Martin, bandleader and saxophonist
1932 – Donald Byrd, trumpet player
1932 – Billy Edd Wheeler, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and playwright
1934 – Junior Wells, singer, songwriter, and harmonica player.
1940 – Clancy Eccles, singer, songwriter, and producer
1941 – Dan Hicks, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1943 – Kenny Vance, singer, songwriter, and producer
1944 – Neil Innes, singer and songwriter
1946 – Dennis Dunaway, bass player and songwriter
1957 – Donny Osmond, singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, Osmond
1958 – Nick Seymour, bass player, songwriter, and producer
1968 – Brian Bell, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1969 – Jakob Dylan, ditto
Died this day in:
1996 – Patty Donahue, singer and songwriter
2002 – Mary Hansen, singer and guitarist
2006 – Georgia Gibbs, singer
2010 – James Moody, saxophonist, flautist, and composer
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
International Anti-Corruption Day (United Nations)
snerk, anti-corruption day, heh, hee,hee,hee. Oh, I needed a good laugh.
Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies
Billy Edd Wheeler
Neil Innes, The Rutles, George Harrison, Eric Idle, et al.
And now, Donny Osmond
Image is Luteisk Contest
It's an open thread, so do your thing
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