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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:44 pm

Oggy wrote:
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My birthday!!! 8-) 8-)
Happy Birthday.
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by kevinchess1 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:58 pm

Stan Laurel’s Birthday, well, would be if he wasn’t dead
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What can we celebrate today?

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:10 am

17th June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - https://www.bing.com/search?FORM=U523DF ... nd+Drought
National eat your vegetables day
National Stewarts Root Beer day - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/ ... y-june-17/
Global Garbage Man day - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/global- ... y-june-17/
National Apple Strudel day
National Cherry Tart day
1636 Johann David Mayer, German composer, born in Schwäbisch Hall (d. 1696)
1239 Edward I, King of England (1272-1307) who subdued Wales, warred against Scotland and expelled Jews from England, born in London - https://www.onthisday.com/people/edward-i

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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by blythburgh » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:26 am

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Only one worthy of celebrating IMHO

King Edward 1 doesn't seem to qualify despite me being a Royalist
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:18 am

blythburgh wrote:
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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Only one worthy of celebrating IMHO

King Edward 1 doesn't seem to qualify despite me being a Royalist
Yes I agree. I put it in as I felt it a good example in the current climate of history at the risk of being hidden. We should celebrate our history, learn and grow from it. We can celebrate the fact that we have moved on from those days and we are (I think, in a better world) although sometimes I wonder if we are actually learning anything from history.
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by kevinchess1 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:06 pm

Eddie's main claim to fame, for me, would be the establishing Parliament as a permanent institution... so it's all his fault :thumbup:
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by blythburgh » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:23 am

Richard Frost wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:18 am
blythburgh wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:26 am
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Only one worthy of celebrating IMHO

King Edward 1 doesn't seem to qualify despite me being a Royalist
Yes I agree. I put it in as I felt it a good example in the current climate of history at the risk of being hidden. We should celebrate our history, learn and grow from it. We can celebrate the fact that we have moved on from those days and we are (I think, in a better world) although sometimes I wonder if we are actually learning anything from history.
You are correct. If we brush stuff under the carpet we have no chance of learning from the past. Or put people into the context of their age.

Wonder how the future will look at us. Will our descendants feel the same sense of shock that we would have botox injections as we feel at women in the past putting poisons onto the face to look paler?
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:48 am

18th June

Celebrate the Life of Dame Vera Lynn who has died today aged 103 We'll meet again.

NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY
NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/nationa ... y-june-18/
NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY - https://nationaldaycalendar.com/nationa ... ants-week/
1799 William Lassell, British astronomer who discovered satellites of Uranus & Neptune, born in Bolton, England (d. 1880)
1901 Llewellyn Rees, British theatre actor (A Fish Called Wanda, Invisible Creature), born in Charmouth, Dorset, England (d. 1994)
1898 Carleton Hobbs, English actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Farnborough, England (d. 1978)
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by kevinchess1 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:58 am

?
Missed out Paul McCartney, arguably more famous then anyone else on that list
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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:01 am

kevinchess1 wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:58 am
?
Missed out Paul McCartney, arguably more famous then anyone else on that list
No problem, you have put the imutual annals correct now.

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