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  • #846822

    katzenjammer
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    I didn’t know that Tux was a pal of Pete Seeger! 😉

    #846864

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Pause in Remembrance:
    Today in History 05-04-70:
    may 04, 1970
    with 10 days later 05-14-70 🙁

    #846879

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Tragic.

    #846918

    Jeankit
    Participant

    05-05-16
    Happy Purrday to Michael Palin:
    Michael Palin & feline
    Happy Birthday comedian, actor and writer Michael Palin. Palin is seventy-three today. 🙂

    #846969

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Belated Purrday to Audrey Hepburn 5-4-16:
    Reminder – relax, the cat is in charge
    Audrey Hepburn
    “I’m like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don’t even belong to each other.”
    Born in 1929 actress and United Nations children’s advocate Audrey Hepburn.
    audrey & orangie
    🙂

    #847095

    Jeankit
    Participant

    05-10-16:
    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    transcontinental RR
    On this day in 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history

    General Interest
    1865
    Jefferson Davis captured »
    1940
    Churchill becomes prime minister »
    1994
    Nelson Mandela inaugurated »
    Hollywood
    1977
    Joan Crawford dies »
    joan crawford
    Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine.
    Literary
    1749
    The final volume of Tom Jones is published »
    Music
    1909
    “Mother” Maybelle Carter is born »

    #847098

    Jeankit
    Participant

    History in the Making:

    Pausing with special thoughts/prayers for all affected by this horrible disaster:
    Canadian Wild Fires
    🙁

    #847111

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    Definitely prayers and Positive Vibes for all affected even in the least way by the terrible forest fires in Alberta Canada.

    #847153

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:
    Fred Astair & purry furry!
    Born today in 1899 dancer, singer and actor Fred Astaire.
    Astaire and Carlyle. Who knew Fred was a snowshoe.

    #847189

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today’s History Hi-lights:
    Presidential
    1903
    Teddy Roosevelt’s trip to San Francisco is captured on film »
    Teddy R in SF
    Hollywood
    1907
    Katharine Hepburn born »
    Kate H
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Hepburn
    Literary
    1828
    Poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti is born »
    gabrielle rossetti
    Music
    1963
    Bob Dylan walks out on The Ed Sullivan Show »
    dylan on ed sullivan set

    #847236

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy World International Hummus Day 😀
    http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/delicious-takes-on-hummus/
    hummus dip
    Of all the things we truly love around here, hummus is right there at the top of the list. On May 13th, the entire world gets together to celebrate the love of this dip we all have in common, on International Hummus Day.

    Purrday Art Share from this week:
    Born today in 1823 painter Alfred Stevens.

    Below: Stevens’ painting “Woman With A Fan” and a cat, of course.
    woman w fan & cat

    #847483

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Mid May History as Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1782 artist John Sell Cotman.

    Below: “Sketch after Rembrandt”

    Purrday artist

    #847648

    Jeankit
    Participant

    May20:
    Levi Strauss
    1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans
    with
    1498 Vasco da Gama reaches India
    1506 Christopher Columbus dies
    1862 The Homestead Act
    1927 Spirit of St. Louis departs
    1969 Battle for Hamburger Hill ends
    1996 Supreme Court defends rights of homosexuals

    Hollywood
    2007 The Simpsons airs 400th episode
    Literary
    1946 W.H. Auden becomes a U.S. citizen
    Music
    1998 Frank Sinatra is laid to rest

    Happy Purrday to:
    Happy Birthday author Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Murphy is eighty-eight today.
    Feline fact: Murphy has authored almost twenty “Joe Grey” cat mystery novels. Her fictional cat museum in SF proceeded us and is no relation.

    author & cat
    😀

    cat author

    #847821

    Jeankit
    Participant

    5-24:
    Happy Purrday to:
    Dylan!
    Happy Birthday songwriter and musician Bob Dylan. Dylan is seventy-five today.

    5-22: Belated Birthday Wishes for:
    morrissey
    Yup – Morrissey

    #847823

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Synchronicity abounds JK – I just mentioned pic of Bob D. in post on my stylist’s salon in Café.
    Love Morrissey – and The Smiths.
    And any artists who love purries! 🙂

    #847869

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today in 1977:
    Star Wars opens
    On this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters. The incredible success of Star Wars–it received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S.
    Tux celebrating too:
    Tux as star wars character
    LOL
    with

    Music
    1878
    HMS Pinafore premieres in London »
    Old West
    1975
    Grizzly bear is classified as a “threatened” species »
    Presidential
    1961
    JFK asks Congress to support the space program »
    Sports
    1935
    Babe Ruth hits last home run »

    #848123

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Belated Happy Purrdays to:
    Catwoman
    05/27/16
    Happy Birthday actress and former Miss America Lee Meriwether. Meriwether is eighty-one today.
    Feline fact: Meriwether is one of the lesser known “Catwomen”, playing the role in the 1966 Batman movie.

    JF Kennedy & kitten

    05/29: Born today in 1917 former US President John F. Kennedy.
    Kennedy with a cat while serving in the Navy during World War Two.

    #848312

    Jeankit
    Participant

    In Memory of Muhammad Ali:
    Muhammad Ali RIP
    RIP

    #848314

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Belated Purrday to:
    Tony Curtis!
    Cat Paintings by Tony Curtis
    “The cat’s in the bag… ”
    Born in 1925 actor and painter Tony Curtis.

    #848352

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Toot Toot:
    Purrday Artist of the Day:
    Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin

    #848400

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to Photographer:
    Born today in 1879 photographer Harry Whittier Frees.
    cat airplane
    🙂

    #848580

    Jeankit
    Participant

    06-12-16:
    Happy Purrday Artist Today:
    Happy Birthday painter Gerard Schlosser. Schlosser is eighty-five today.
    purrday artist

    #848618

    Jeankit
    Participant

    This Day in History: It’s Flag Day!
    stars & stripes
    1777
    Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes
    On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes.
    More History Hi-lights:
    Tragedy
    1985 TWA flight 847 is hijacked by terrorists
    Disaster
    1903 Flash flood devastates Oregon town
    General Interest
    1951 UNIVAC computer dedicated
    1982 Falkland Islands War ends
    Hollywood
    2003 Queen Elizabeth makes Helen Mirren a Dame
    Literary
    1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe is born
    Music
    1909 Folk singer Burl Ives is born

    #848667

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1904 photographer Margaret Bourke-White.

    Below: Ansel Adams photograph of Bourke-White with her cat (1964).

    MBWhite

    #848705

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Belated Purrday Artist:
    06-15:
    Born today in 1914 cartoonist and illustrator Saul Steinberg.
    steinberg
    steinberg round cat

    #849650

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today in History 07-14:
    1789
    French revolutionaries storm Bastille
    Storm the Bastille
    The capture of the Bastille symbolized the end of the ancien regime and provided the French revolutionary cause with an irresistible momentum. Joined by four-fifths of the French army, the revolutionaries seized control of Paris and then the French countryside, forcing King Louis XVI to accept a constitutional government. In 1792, the monarchy was abolished and Louis and his wife Marie-Antoinette were sent to the guillotine for treason in 1793.
    By order of the new revolutionary government, the Bastille was torn down. On February 6, 1790, the last stone of the hated prison-fortress was presented to the National Assembly. Today, July 14–Bastille Day–is celebrated as a national holiday in France.

    There are celebrations all over to commemorate this historical occurrence!
    Happening in Brewtown too: 35th Anniversary of Bastille Days

    Bastille Days Entertainment


    bastille days milwaukee
    The Bastille Days Festival will light up the Cathedral Square neighborhood Thursday through Sunday.

    #849692

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Purrrday Artists:
    Gustav Klimt
    07-14:
    Gustav Klimt

    Rembramdt van Rijn
    07-15:
    Rembrandt van Rijn

    #849808

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Belated Happy Purrday to:
    July 16 at 1:56pm ·
    Born today in 1904 artist and curator Rowland Lyon.
    Below: A pair of prints by Lyon, “Smokey” and “That Cat”.

    cat wood block print

    Rolany Lyon chat noir wood block print

    #849881

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1883 painter Otto Möller.

    Below: Möller painting “Weiß Rot Schwarz Katz (White-Red-Black Cat)” 1930.

    calico cat
    🙂

    #849920

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:
    Ernest Hemingway!
    Hemingway & Maine Coon
    Ernest & Calico
    with kit caboodle

    Enjoy 🙂

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