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November 10, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: Bad days happens to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about yourself— Big bird of sesame street
★~ Forget Me Not Day:
A day to remember those who are dear to us. According to legend a Medieval knight and his beloved were walking near a river when he fell into the water. The weight of his armor kept him from escaping his fate. Before he slipped away he handed his love a handful of blue flowers and said, “forget me not.” Today is a good day to touch base with with family, friends and loved ones, especially those who we haven’t seen in a while.
★~ Beaver Moon:
The November full moon was named the Beaver moon by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year, beavers are industriously preparing themselves for the coming winter.
★~ Vanilla Cupcake Day!
Did you know that cupcakes are called “fairy cakes” in England? The name is inspired by the idea that the miniature cakes are the perfect size for a party of fairies to enjoy. Today enjoy a vanilla cupcake! Maybe with some colorful little sprinkles, some tea and your favorite wee fairy!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1775 – The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress and have since served in every American armed conflict. Today we recognize and thank Marines for their service. Semper Fi!
♥~ 1871 – Henry Stanley found the missing Scotsman, David Livingstone. Livingstone, an explorer and missionary, had been missing for two years. Through a promotion sponsored by The New York Herald, Stanley and several companions set out looking for Livingstone some eight months earlier. (Stanley’s fellow explorers died before this day.) Stanley’s search for Dr. Livingstone ended at Ujiji, Africa.
He greeted the doctor, not with, “Are you all right?” or “I’m so glad I found you,” but with these famous words: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume.”
♥- 1951- Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor Leslie Denning of Englewood, New Jersey, called the mayor of Alameda, California. Eighty-fur area codes were assigned for areas in the U.S., Canada, and many Caribbean nations.
♥~ 1969 – “Sesame Street,” starring a big yellow bird and a little green frog, debuted on PBS television.
♥~ 1991- Lightening, a pet turtle who lived in Hutchinson, Kansas, snapped onto an 8-year-old’s upper lip and wouldn’t turn loose. The parents called 911, but before help arrived they offered Lightening a carrot and he let go. The boy’s lip swelled, but the boy was okay. There was not mention of the fate of the turtle.
♥~ 1995 – A 12-year medical study of 2,443 babies at a Melbourne hospital concluded that Australian children are born more laid-back, easy-going, and happier than other children.
♥~ 1994 – The Codex Leicester, the only Leonardo da Vinci manuscript owned in the United States and the only one in the world still in private hands, was sold at auction. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for it. It has been since been exhibited in Venice, Milan, Rome, Paris and New York.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1925 – Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.) actor: Camelot, Hamlet, Anne of the Thousand Days, Becket, The Desert Rats, The Longest Day, Look Back in Anger, The Night of the Iguana, The Robe, The Sandpiper, The Taming of the Shrew, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; TV narrator: Winston Churchill-The Valiant Years, Ellis Island; one of Elizabeth Taylor’s ex-husbands
♥~ 1948 – Greg Lake- musician: bass, singer: group: Emerson, Lake and Palmer: From the Beginning, Lucky Man; solo: I Believe in Father Christmas
♥~ 1959 – (Laura) Mackenzie Phillips actress: One Day at a Time, American Graffiti, Eleanor & Franklin; daughter of singer John Phillips [The Mamas and The Papas]
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Four First Ladies have visited Sesame Street: Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.
♥~ Although Big Bird is a curious 6-year old and Oscar is a Grouch, the two are identical on the inside. At age 75, Carroll Spinney has been both characters since 1969.
♥~ A Birdseed Milkshake at Hooper’s Store cost $.20 in 1969 and costs $2.99 now.
♥~ Sesame Street has a subway stop that is powered by imagination, and one can get there by taking the “A, B, 1 or 2” trains. The actual studio for Sesame Street is in Astoria, Queens. The NYC N or R subway trains are the best bet.
♥~ Why the name Sesame Street? After a long search for a catchy name, one of the show’s writers suggested “Sesame Street.” The word “sesame,” an allusion to the fabled nce one has earned the title, he remains a Marine for life.
♥~ James Earl Jones was the first celebrity to appear on Sesame Street.
♥~ Oscar was just as grouchy in 1969 as he is today. His first words on the show were “Don’t bang on my can! Go away.”
♥~ All of the Sesame Street Muppets™ have four fingers, except Cookie Monster, who has five
Wishing you a terrific Thursday! If you have an El Morno Moment–leave a comment….Odd Loves Company!