A month of Sundays would, technically, mean a period of 30 to 31 weeks. Used to denote a long period of time or something that will never occur. From times when amusement, commerce and other activities were restricted or banned on the Sabbath, a month of Sundays suggested a long, endlessly dreary period of time.

“The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar.” history.com

Birthdays

1820: Florence Nightingale

1828: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1895: Jiddu Krishnamurti

1918: Mary Kay Ash

1925: Yogi Berra*

1935: George Carlin*

1948: Steve Winwood

1959: Ving Rhames

1968: Tony Hawk

1968: Catherine Tate

1975: Jonah Tali Lomu

1978: Wilfred Le Bouthillier*

1981: Rami Malek 1981

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Yogi[isms]

It ain’t over till it’s over.

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.

If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

It’s like deja-vu, all over again.

You can observe a lot by just watching.

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.

The future ain’t what it used to be.

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.

History Bytes

1997: Australian, 22 year old Susie Maroney, is the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida

1995: Dow Jones reaches new record high of 4430.59

1991: a new cancer drug, produced from the bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest, is announced

1986: unpaced and unaided by wind, Fred Markham pedals a bicycle at 65 miles per hour on a level course, Big Sand Flat, California

1978: Commerce Department announces the addition of male hurricane names

1938: Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)

1926: Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole

1908: Nathan Stubbfield files a patent for wireless radio broadcasting

1792: toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented

1777: first advertisement in America for ice cream by Philip Lenzi in the New York Gazette

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sketches

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 musical highlight

Wilfred Le Bouthillier is an Acadian singer from the town of Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick

comedy highlight