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★~ Today’s Quote: When told the reason for Daylight Saving time the old Indian said, “Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.” Tonight (or at 2am tomorrow if you are up—we fall back)
★~ It’s Guy Fawkes Day, or Bonfire Night, in the United Kingdom.
Commemorates the failure of conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. At issue was the anger of Roman Catholics toward King James I, who refused to extend religious tolerance to the Catholics. The conspirators, led by Robert Catesby, planned to target Parliament at its opening ceremony, thereby killing the king and queen and clearing the way for a new era of Catholicism in England. Someone tipped off the authorities, and one of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, was caught red-handed stashing explosives in the cellar on the night before the planned attack. Fawkes was tortured, tried, convicted, and executed for treason, along with any other conspirators who weren’t killed when they resisted arrest.
People celebrate Guy Fawkes Day by lighting fireworks and bonfires. Several traditional rhymes such as the “bonfire cry” often accompany the fanfare. Take part in the festivities today by lighting a bonfire, setting off fireworks and celebrating Guy Fawkes Day!
★~ Doughnut Appreciation Day:
Buy your favorite doughnut, look it straight in the hole and say….”Your the best doughnut ever…I like your powder sugar, your sprinkles, and your frosting is especially wonderful today. Doughnut you are the sweetness beneath my coffee. And then enjoy every bite of your favorite doughnut.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1872 – Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. She was found guilty of the crime of voting while being a woman. When the judge asked Anthony if she had anything to say, she responded, “May it please your honor, I will never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty” — and she never did. She did use that penalty, and the publicity it brought, as a springboard for the demands of female suffrage.
♥~ 1935 – Parker Brothers introduced the board game Monopoly.
♥~ 1980 – Mick Jagger and Bianca divorced. (what can I tell you it was a slow news day)
♥~ 1983 – Billy Joel was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Uptown Girl’, his only UK No.1 stayed at the top of the chars for five weeks. A No.3 hit in the US, the song was written about his relationship with his girlfriend then-wife, supermodel Christie Brinkley.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1941 – Art Garfunkel, Singer inger: duo: Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, I Am a Rock, Mrs. Robinson
♥~ 1943 – Sam Shepard, Actor, playwright
♥~ 1963 – Tatum O’Neal Academy Award-winning actress: Paper Moon ; Bad News Bears, Little Darlings.
★~Did You Know:
♥~ Mr. Monopoly™ is the name of the character sported in the MONOPOLY game logo. He first joined the MONOPOLY game in 1936.
♥~ An estimated 750 million players from around the globe have enjoyed the MONOPOLY game since its creation.
♥~ Escape maps, compasses and files were inserted into MONOPOLY gameboards and smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during World War II. Real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of MONOPOLY game money.
♥~ The total amount of money in a standard MONOPOLY game is $15,140.
♥~ On average, a player earns about $175 every time he or she goes around the board.
♥~ The longest Monopoly game lasted 70 days!
♥~ The longest Monopoly game played in a bathtub lasted 99 hours!
♥~ The longest Monopoly game played upside-down lasted 33 hours!
♥~ Monopoly has been published in 26 different languages!
♥~ The longest Monopoly board was 938 feet wide and 765 feet long! It took up a whole city block!
♥~ Parker Brothers prints out about 50 billion dollars of Monopoly money in one year!
Have a Super Saturday…