Tuesday, March 08, 2011

International Women's Day, Kenneth Grahame and The Marx Brothers

Today is International Women's Day. There are a host of great events going on, have a look at the website. Lots of great information on Twitter too.

On this day in 1618 Johannes Keppler, a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. discovered the third law  of planetary motion. Have a look here : Johannes Keppler.

March the 8th 1859 saw the birth of Kenneth Grahame. I have been interested to read the selections made for favourite children's book following World Book Day & Night. What was yours ?

On this day in 1907 the House of Commons turned down the Women's Suffrage Bill. Have a look at this wonderful image on the BBC History Website.

The mimosa is a symbol of International Women's Day celebrations in Italy and Russia.

On this day in 1959 Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx gave their final television appearance together.

Today is Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. I'm neither a  huge fan nor great pancake maker but we too will have a go. There are lots of fabulous recipes online and I am sure many of you have your favourites.

Enjoy !

Today amongst others is it the Feast Day of Saint Felix of Dunwich.

1 comment:

Fugitive Ink said...

Thanks for the reminder of St Felix of Dunwich, whom I'd forgotten. Although his native Burgundy sounds marginally more glam than the Cambridgeshire fens, I suppose he may have met the near relations of the people who would soon be responsible for Sutton Hoo, capable of trade with lands as far away as our present-day Turkey, Persia and Afghanistan - quite an exciting doctrinal mix!

PS I do love this blog, which I never read without learning something sustaining. Bx