July 29th is the Western Feast Day of Lazarus of Bethany. You have probably heard of him. He rose from the dead in the Gospel of John. You could observe this by turning over a new leaf, or maybe a boiled ham dinner? No wait, that’s Easter. I don’t know, I am sure you’ll figure something out.
Silent film actress Clara Bow was born July 29, 1905.
Silent film star, the original vamp, Theda Bara was born on July 29, 1885.
Pianist and composer Sophie Menter was born on July 29, 1846 in Munich.
Cartographer and printer George Bradshaw was born on July 29, 1800. He published a weekly magazine called Bradshaw’s Journal: A Miscellany of Literature, Science and Art as well as Bradshaw’s Guide, a combined railway guide and timetables.
I really dropped the ball on July 27th, but it is the Catholic Feast Day of Saint Pantaleon, Martyr of Nicomedia (modern day Turkey). He is the Patron Saint of physicians, apothecaries, midwives, livestock, the lottery and lottery winners, called on against headaches, consumption, locusts, witchcraft, accidents, and loneliness, and helper for crying children. Possibly, his name is involved in the origin of the word pants.
That is quite a to-do list. Now I really don’t feel like I have the flimsiest excuse for not getting through mine today, although I did help a crying child (though my own of course, so that probably doesn’t count either). Oh well. Hope you bought a lottery ticket!
I had a great many more things to say about July 26, but as usual, I started too late. In conclusion, Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland today premiered in 1951. I don’t know about you but the little dormouse perfectly sums up my energy right now. Good night.
One of my very favorite singers Sam Beam was born July 26, 1974.
Legendary photographer Diane Arbus died July 26, 1971.
Iconic Motown singer Mary Wells died July 26, 1992.