Archive for the 'Birthday' Category

(April 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  Thomas Jefferson Day

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Thomas Jefferson Day
Honoring America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson. His April 13th birthday has been a national holiday since the 1938 Presidential proclamation.

 

 

 

 

 

photo credit: via flickr

(March 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Sweater Day

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

Won’t You Wear A Sweater?!?!

Sweater Day
Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our childhood icons – Mister Rogers!

And in honor of his birthday everyone is being asked to wear a sweater today. Cardigans are optional (but preferred!)

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Won’t you please, won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?


Here is a video from Mr. McFeely talking about wearing a sweater in honor of Mister Rogers.

photo credit: via flickr

(March 02) Today we're celebrating. . .  Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

03022007ds.jpg
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Yes its true, yes its true or
so that it seems,
That today’s a big day,
the kind even in dreams,

For all little girls and all little boys
Will wake up bright and early to read with much joy!
And they’ll read. And they’ll read. And when they’ll get to the parts
were their giggles begin and the laughter, it starts
And they’ll giggle and giggle with laughter for sure!
Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!

(and we know that the Grinch would have hated the noise!)

So a big birthday thanks
for the magic and more
Thanks for that Cat in the Hat
and the rest of the score

We loved all your stories
we loved them galore
Let’s sing! And Let’s sing!
And then sing! Sing! Some more!

That’s about as good as it gets as my rhyming’s quite sad
but lets just give some thanks for the fun we’ve all had
Its a big celebration out here on the tubes
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to youse!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday today by taking part in Read Across America Day (March 02, 2010) and encouraging the reading of books.

(March 02) Today we're celebrating. . .  Read Across America Day

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010


Read Across America Day
A national campaign to celebrate Dr. Suess’ Birthday (Mar. 02) by reading a book today.

photo credit: Old Shoe Woman via flickr

Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama!

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Michelle_Obama
Today, Sunday January 17, is the birthday of US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Michelle Robinson was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband’s presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University.*

*source: wikipedia – Michelle Obama

(November 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Birthday of Charles Schulz

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

11262-006cb.jpgCharles Schulz (cartoonist-Peanuts)
One of America’s most influential cartoonists, the late Charles Schulz is most famous for his comic strip “Peanuts” and its beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen and of course Snoopy.

Along with the comic strip Schulz also created 2 of the best television holiday specials ever – “A Charlie Brown Christmas ” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.

Today is a special day for us “Charlie Browniacs” and join us as we celebrate with a little music, specifically what has become the signature tune of the Peanuts TV specials – “Linus and Lucy.” Here is a nice interpretation of the tune by the group The Divine Comedy. Enjoy.

Links:
Snoopy.com (official Peanuts website)
Charles Schulz / Snoopy’s Home
Wikipedia: Charles M. Schulz

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


M. I. C. – See you reall soon
K. E. Y. – Why? Who the hell knows! :)
M. O. U. S. E!

Its the 81st birthday of America’s favorite rodent.

And a very Happy Birthday to John B. & Missa Bean too!

photo credit: DJ_Riel via flickr

© 2014 Holidays on the Net Designed and Maintained by Studio Melizo