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Tiki Central Forums Bilge Happy Red Nose Day to our UK Ohana!
Happy Red Nose Day to our UK Ohana!
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-03-11 07:02 am   Permalink

Comic Relief (the original UK charity, not the US copy) holds it's main money raising event in the spring of every other year, and this year it's today! Schools have a "non uniform" day, there's a live television show on BBC1 with British comics & musicians, people raise money by doing silly things like sitting in a bathtub of Heinz Baked Beans all day, and you can buy little rubber noses in all the shops. You can buy larger rubber noses for your cars, & there's even ones for mounting on buildings. The money they raise goes towards African famine relief & toward helping the needy around the UK.


Other Historical Highlights:
  • 1702 - The first regular English-language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published in London.
  • 1847 - Johnny Appleseed, pioneer, agronomist, Died (b. 1774)
  • 1899 - King Frederick IX of Denmark (no relation) is Born (d. 1972)
  • 1903 - Lawrence Welk, Champagne musicmaker is Born (d. 1992)
  • 1931 - Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (no relation), director of "Nosferatu" & "Tabu", Died (b. 1888)
  • 1952 - Douglas Adams, science fiction/comedy novelist is Born (d. 2001)
  • 1955 - Nina Hagen, singer (OK, semi-operatic New Wave yodeller...) is Born

Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Freelance, Ph.D., Th.D., D.F.S

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