Witchflower Days

Monday, December 6, 2004

Weekend Update

I just didn’t have time over the weekend to post these, but found we had missed some good stuff, so I’m offering them now. Crazy Horse, especially, is important to me, and I hope the other date-related items speak to you, too. Saturday, December 4 This day in 1783, 44 officers of the victorious... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 3, 2004

Breathless, Lord Jim, Hearts, and Home Economics

Birthday of film director Jean-Luc Godard, born in Paris, France (1930). While a student at the Sorbonne, he met François Truffaut, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette and others who became known as the French New Wave. He worked as a laborer to finance his first film, a documentary about construction. His... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 2, 2004

Hostages, Fantasy, and Blood 'n Thunder

It's the birthday of novelist Ann Patchett, born in Los Angeles (1963). She's best known for her novel Bel Canto (2001), about a hostage crisis in which terrorists take control over an extravagant party, and hold the guests hostage for over four months. Over time, some hostages and terrorists become... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Great Expectations, a 300-pound Man, Slavery, & Allen Stewart Konigsberg

What happened on this day. On this day in 1860, the first installment of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations was published. Dickens, who had recently purchased a giant mansion (Gad's Hill Place), that he first admired when he was five years old. His father had pointed it out to him on a walk and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

It's that Time Again

Time for more weird American holidays: December 1 National Pie Day and Eat A Red Apple Day December 2- National Fritters Day December 3- National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day December 4- Wear Brown Shoes Day December 5- National Sacher Torte Day December 6- National Gazpacho Day and Mitten Tree Day... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Son of Bach, Tarzan, and Billie Jean King

Birthdates: 1511 Erasmus Reinhold Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table) 1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach composer, son of JS Bach (Sinfonias 64) 1819 George Eliot England, novelist (Silas Marner) 1869 Andre Gide France, novelist (Lafcadio's Adventures_Nobel 1947) 1888 Tarzan of the Apes,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Armistice Day

Today is Veterans Day, honoring Americans who have served their country in the armed forces. November 11 was originally called Armistice Day because it was on the day in 1918 the First World War came to an end. The Armistice was signed at 11:00 AM, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

King George II, Vachel Lindsey, and WordPerfect

For expanded information on today's people and events, go to: http://www.blogit.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/Witchflower9358/188244 Birthdates: 1483 Martin Luther, Eisleben, Germany, founded Protestantism 1668 Francois Couperin, Paris France, composer/organist (Concerts Royaux) 1683 George II, king of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 8, 2004

Halley's Comet, Days of Our Lives, Norman Rockwell

Birthdates: 1656 Sir Edmond Halley first to calculate comet’s orbit (Halley’s Comet) 1883 Sir Arnold Bax London, England, composer (Farewell My Youth) 1897 Dorothy Day author (Stump the Authors) 1900 Margaret Mitchell writer (Gone With the Wind) 1913 Robert Strauss NYC, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 7, 2004

Abolitionist Shot, Religious Leader Banished, and Taylor gets Divorced

For expanded information on today's people and events, go to: http://www.blogit.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/Witchflower9358/188244 Birthdate: 994 Muhammad ibn Hazm historian/jurist/writer of Islamic Spain 1598 Francisco de Zurbaran Spain, Baroque painter (baptized) 1856 Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin Vilna, tied... Sign in to see full entry.

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