Monday, November 24, 2014

Liliuokalani and the things my friends do . . . ~j


Today's Writing Prompt: Best Activity

You and your friends all get together on a Friday night. What are you most likely to do? What's your favorite activity to do with a group of close friends?

When my friends get together we usually talk too much, giggle too much, eat too much and scrapbook.

This photo was taken the day we took over Tim Hortons for our own crafty purposes.

I made 2 blog posts on January 29th:

National Puzzle Day

National Corn Chip Day

1856: The Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military decoration, was awarded to Alexander Dunn (1833-1868), the first Canadian to receive it, for gallantry at the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.

1891: Liliuokalani became Queen of Hawaii following the death of her brother King Kalakaua. She was the last monarch in Hawaiian history.

1897: The Victorian Order of Nurses was founded in Ottawa with the aid of Lady Aberdeen.

1936: Baseball greats Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, and Christy Mathewson are the first players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The hall opens its doors to the public in 1939.

W. C. Fields, actor (1880)

1946: The Bluenose sank after striking a reef off Haiti.

Thomas Paine, political philosopher (1737) and author of Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason.

Common Sense Day
Named in honour of Thomas Paine to encourage the use of good sense in appreciating and protecting the rights of all people.

Oprah Winfrey, talk-show host (1954)

Anton Chekhov, Russian dramatist and short-story writer (1860)

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