Sunday September 16th 2012

Thought for the Day

VALUE OF FRIENDS

Give me kind friends, true friends in need,
Who don no idle, winning wiles,
And who will be true friends, indeed.
If storms abound or fortune smiles.

I care not for lavish praises
That oft come from the vacant mind.
Nor the empty, studied phrases
Which leave the heart and soul behind.

True friends will more than press my hand,
And more than cheer in time of bliss,
And more than empty words extend
When multitudes grow cold and hiss.

Trustworthy friends will help and cheer,
Will make the timid spirit brave.
Will light the path, though dark and drear,
Which leads from sorrows to the grave.

Give me true friends and let me be
Throughout this life, from day to day,
As true to them, as they to me—
What pangs of anguish ‘twould allay!

Our joys increase as friends increase—
They cause us more to love mankind,
And joy and gladness ne’er will cease,
If we ourselves in friendship bind.

~ Bernhart Paul Holst
(1861-1940)


Did You Know?

September 16th is National Play-Doh Day.


Happy Birthday Today Sept 16

  • 1386 – King Henry V of England, (d. 1422)
  • 1877 – Jacob Schick, American-Canadian electric razor inventor (d. 1937)
  • 1880 – Alfred Noyes, English poet (d. 1958)
  • 1924 – Lauren Bacall, American actress
  • 1925 – Charlie Byrd, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1927 – Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Ronnie Drew, Irish singer (d. 2008)
  • 1954 – Earl Klugh, American jazz guitarist
  • 1958 – Maura O’Connell, Irish singer and actress
  • 1971 – Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • 1981 – Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
  • 1992 – Jake Roche, English actor

History Today Sept 16

  • 1620 – The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
  • 1810 – Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
  • 1848 – Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • 1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded.
  • 1920 – The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City.
  • 1932 – Mahatma Gandhi begins his hunger strike in opposition to Britain new Caste Separation Laws
  • 1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
  • 1963 – Beatles release “She Loves You”
  • 1968 – Richard Nixon appears on “Laugh-in”
  • 1971 – Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people
  • 1978 – 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran

Today’s Word; fallacious

\fuh-LAY-shus\ adjective

  1. embodying a fallacy
  2. tending to deceive or mislead : delusive
Example:
He tried his best to convince us he was innocent but we were wary of his fallacious nature.

September 16 is the 259th day of the year 106 days remain


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