Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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