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    TGIF Happy Purrday Artist of the Day!
    Born today in 1610 painter David Teniers the Younger.

    Below: “The Cat’s Concert”.

    Cat's Concert 🙂



    Happy Belated Purrday to:
    Born in 1908 painter Remedios Varo.
    December 16th!



    Guess who is 73 years old today 😉
    Rock ‘n’rollder Keith & kitteh!
    keith & kitteh



    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1907 actor Ray Milland.

    Below: Milland in attendance for the signing of Orangey’s contract for the 1951 classic cat film “Rhubarb”.

    Orangie gets contract
    Gotta Luv those Orangies – even in black & white 😀



    Happy Birthday to Golden Gate Bridge 01-05-1933!
    golden gate bridge

    Although the idea went back as far as 1869, the proposal took root in 1916 🙂



    Happy Purrday to:

    Rod Stewart
    Rod Stewart is 72 today 🙂



    Love this thread, I don’t often comment on it but I do check it out JK. I especially love the art you post.



    Thanks MS – I truly enjoy sharing the artsy side of kitteh history too! 😀

    Today’s Gorgeous Art Share:
    Born today in 1848 painter Lilla Cabot Perry.

    Below: “Woman with a Cat” (1901).

    gorgeous Woman with cat painting



    Happy Belated Purrday wishes to:
    Born in 1904 choreographer George Balanchine.

    Below: Balanchine and his cat Murka.
    goerge balanchine

    Born today in 1832 artist Edouard Manet
    edourad manet cats

    enjoy 🙂



    Today in History:
    Mop Tops Arrive in New York!
    Beatles Arrive in NY
    On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York’s Kennedy Airport–and “Beatlemania” arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” At Kennedy, the “Fab Four”–dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts–were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil. 🙂



    Belated Purrday Artist:
    Born in 1880 painter and printmaker Franz Marc.

    Below: “Two Cats, Blue And Yellow” (1912)

    yellow blue cats

    “I’m more like a puma, so I’m not sure why people call me Fat Elvis.”

    Happy birthday former Major League Baseball player Lance Berkman. Berkman is forty one today. Baseball Fan or Not – Still Feline Fun!

    Feline fact: Berkman was eventually known as “Big Puma”.
    Puma with fat elvis cat
    hmm…thought cat’s name was Fat Elvis 😉



    Purrday Artists – Belated Wishes:
    February 13th Purrday Artist:
    Born today 1938 San Francisco artist Joan Brown.

    Joan Brown artist
    02-12 Born today in 1884 artist Max Beckmann.
    purrday artist



    1904 On this day in 1904, Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly premieres at the La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy.
    Madame Butterfly premieres
    Madame butterfly
    The young Puccini decided to dedicate his life to opera after seeing a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in 1876. In his later life, he would write some of the best-loved operas of all…
    Purry furry addy 😉
    cat with geish girls



    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1933 musician, composer and civil rights activist Nina Simone
    Nina & kitteh



    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1887 sculptor, painter, printmaker, and writer William Zorach.

    Below: “Child with Cat (1926)” (Zorach’s daughter, Dahlov, embracing one of the family’s cats).
    sculpture woman with cat

    Belated Purrday wishes to:
    Born in 1932 actress Elizabeth Taylor.
    Liz Taylor with kitten



    Happy Birthday to:

    dr seuss

    On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother’s maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books–including some for adults–that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Hooterville.



    Noticed some of the dates for café were for previous days so am posting yesterday’s fun today on a Moanday…enjoy! Dust off your old hula hoop an get goin 😉
    Sunday’s History Lesson:
    Hula Hoop Patented
    Hula-Hoop patented
    On this day in 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone 😀
    …lalalala…I just want a Huuula Hooop…lalalala!



    Never could get the darned thing to stay around my hips and now can’t do it because that movement hurts my knees.
    Guess it’s one of those things I will never succeed at.



    Hula hoop LOL! I don’t have the hips to “hula” with! MS, I share your misery. 😉



    MS & KJ – Hula Hoop Work alternative work out!
    hual hoop on ground wo 😉

    Today in History…one ringy dingy was born!
    alexander graham bell
    On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone.
    Three days after filing the patent, the telephone carried its first intelligible message–the famous “Mr. Watson, come here, I need you”–from Bell to his assistant.

    Hmm…Tux says…now, you are talking!
    tuxie phone 🙂



    I’d probably trip over the hula hoops at the relay! Think that I’ll stick to spin cycling.

    That tuxie phone is pawsome! I have just the purrfect place for it too! Although Dorry might think it’s his new BFF! 😉



    International Women’s Day 03-08-17:
    womens day
    About International Women’s Day (8 March)
    International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

    International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

    “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continue’s to grow from strength to strength
    Intl womens day



    Happy 58th Birthday Barbie – you doll you 😉
    asstd barbie dolls
    Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel, Inc. with her husband in 1945. After seeing her young daughter ignore her baby dolls to play make-believe with paper dolls of adult women, Handler realized there was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to imagine the future. 🙂



    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1733 painter Johann Zoffany.

    Below: Sophia Dumergue and her cat (1780).
    tuxie and artist

    Hmm…think this is Tuxie’s great great uncle/aunt kitteh with meowmy 😉



    I went to see the purrmanent and free Barbie exhibition. So awesome. Took like 53 pics, some of which I posted on TDK. Plan to re-visit at some point.

    Today’s featured pic features a hairstyle and kit (natch) which are sorta modern. The headgear not so much! 😉




    einstein vegetarian

    Happy Birthday Einstein!
    On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man’s view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics. Also special Vegetarian! 🙂



    Today in History: (Christian Version)
    St Patrick Dies
    On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.

    St Patrick

    “The Voice of the Irish.” As he read it, Patrick seemed to hear the voices of Irishmen pleading him to return to their country and walk among them once more.
    Alternative March 17th Celebraton:

    st patrick druid etc

    Saint Patrick, Druids, Snakes, and Popular Myths. Questions that the “snakes” St. Pat was said to have driven out of Ireland are a metaphor for pagans. Suggests a different approach for those offended by this celebration. For some who have no personal connection to St. Patrick actual work/history, celebrate 3/17 as “Green Man Day” and weave into that some connections with Irish family history.



    Today’s Word of the Day: OK
    Ok history

    On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.

    Im ok therapist thinks not lol
    I’m Ok – you’re Ok…Okey dokey 😉



    15th Amendment adopted
    15TH Amendment
    Following its ratification by the requisite three-fourths of the states, the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Passed by Congress the year before, the amendment reads, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
    One day after it was adopted, Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, became the first African American to vote under the authority of the 15th Amendment.



    Born today in 1746 painter Francisco José de Goya.

    Below: Goya portrait “Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga” (1788).

    goya purrday artist

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