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26-06-2005, 09:30 AM

What is your Day Name


The name comes from the Latin dies solis, meaning "sun's day": the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also called Dominica (Latin), the Day of God. The Romance languages, languages derived from the ancient Latin language (such as French, Spanish, and Italian), retain the root.

French: dimanche; Italian: domenica; Spanish: domingo
German: Sonntag; Dutch: zondag. [both: 'sun-day']



The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandaeg, "the moon's day". This second day was sacred to the goddess of the moon.

French: lundi; Italian: lunedi. Spanish: lunes. [from Luna, "Moon"]
German: Montag; Dutch: maandag. [both: 'moon-day']

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27-06-2005, 09:42 AM
This day was named after the Norse god Tyr. The Romans named this day after their war-god Mars: dies Martis.

French: mardi; Italian: martedi; Spanish: martes.
The Germans call Dienstag (meaning "Assembly Day"), in The Netherlands it is known as dinsdag, in Danmark as tirsdag and in Sweden tisdag.


The day named to honor Wodan (Odin).
The Romans called it dies Mercurii, after their god Mercury.

French: mercredi; Italian: mercoledi; Spanish: miércoles.
German: Mittwoch; Dutch: woensdag.


The day named after the Norse god Thor. In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag.
The Romans named this day dies Jovis ("Jove's Day"), after Jove or Jupiter, their most important god.

French: jeudi; Italian: giovedi; Spanish: jueves.
German: Donnerstag; Dutch: donderdag.


The day in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg.
In Old High German this day was called frigedag.
To the Romans this day was sacred to the goddess Venus, and was known as dies veneris.

French: vendredi; Italian: venerdi; Spanish: viernes.
German: Freitag ; Dutch: vrijdag.


This day was called dies Saturni, "Saturn's Day", by the ancient Romans in honor of Saturn. In Anglo-Saxon: sater daeg.

French: samedi; Italian: sabato; Spanish: sábádo.
German: Samstag; Dutch: zaterdag.
Swedish: Lördag; and in Danish and Norse: Lřrdag ("washing day").

Which day was yours ?
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27-06-2005, 12:09 PM
Most Latin-based languages connect each day of the week with one of
the seven ``planets'' of the ancient times:
Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
French, for example, uses:

English French ``Planet''

Monday lundi Moon
Tuesday mardi Mars
Wednesday mercredi Mercury
Thursday jeudi Jupiter
Friday vendredi Venus
Saturday samedi Saturn
Sunday dimanche (Sun)

What is the system behind the planetary day names?

As we saw in the previous section, the planets have given the week days their names following this order:
Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Sun
Why this particular order?

One theory goes as follows: If you order the ``planets'' according to either their presumed distance from Earth (assuming the Earth to be the centre of the universe) or their period of revolution around the Earth, you arrive at this order:
Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
Now, assign (in reverse order) these planets to the hours of the day:

1=Saturn, 2=Jupiter, 3=Mars, 4=Sun, 5=Venus, 6=Mercury, 7=Moon, 8=Saturn, 9=Jupiter, etc., 23=Jupiter, 24=Mars
The next day will then continue where the old day left off:

1=Sun, 2=Venus, etc., 23=Venus, 24=Mercury
And the next day will go

1=Moon, 2=Saturn, etc.
If you look at the planet assigned to the first hour of each day, you will note that the planets come in this order:

Saturn, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus
This is exactly the order of the associated week days.

Coincidence? Maybe.

my birthday was on the 12 October 19.. on a Saturday
all hapinings on the 12 October

1492 - Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean.
The explorer believes he has reached East Asia

1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does
not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1609 - "Three Blind Mice" published by London teenage songwriter Thomas Ravenscroft

1681 - A London woman is publicly flogged for the crime of "involving herself in politics"

1792 - First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1793 - The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building
in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina

1810 - First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites
the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of
Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen

1822 - Brazil becomes formally independent of Portugal; Dom Pedro is proclaimed emperor

1847 - German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

1892 - To mark 400 anniversary Columbus Day holiday,
the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in unison by students in US public schools

1915 - World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad
for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium

1928 - An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston

1938 - Filming starts on The Wizard of Oz

1953 - "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York

1960 - Cold War: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a table at a General
Assembly of the United Nations meeting to protest discussion of Soviet Union policy toward Eastern Europe

1962 - Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific
Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages

1964 - The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as
the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits

1967 - Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news
conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives were futile because of North Vietnam's opposition

1968 - 1968 Summer Olympics open in Mexico City, Mexico

1968 - Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain

1972 - En route to her station in the Gulf of Tonkin, a racial brawl
involving more than 100 sailors breaks out aboard the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk

1976 - The People's Republic of China announces that Hua Guofeng is the successor to
the late Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party of China

1983 - Japan's ex Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a
$2 million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail

1984 - Brighton hotel bombing: Margaret Thatcher survives an IRA bomb,
which shredded her bathroom barely two minutes after she had left it

1988 - two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down executional style
in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia

1991 - Askar Akayev, previously chosen President of Kyrgyzstan
by republic's Supreme Soviet, is confirmed president in an uncontested poll

1994 - NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the
probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus (the spacecraft presumably
burned up in the atmosphere either October 13 or October 14)

1998 - U.S. Congress passes Digital Millennium Copyright Act

2002 - Bali bombing: In Bali, terrorists detonate bombs in two
nightclubs in Kuta, killing 202 and wounding over 300

2003 - Belarus mental hospital fire: Thirty patients
die in a mental hospital fire in Randilovshchina, Belarus

2003 - Michael Schumacher clinches his 6th Formula One championship, an all-time record
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28-06-2005, 08:52 AM
Fred, think people might have got frightened by this post
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28-06-2005, 09:09 AM
Okay, believe it was a Wednesday if the calendars on the internet were correct.

March 28
1738 English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts

1791 Convicts Mary and William Bryant, their two children and seven other convicts escape from Port Jackson Australia in open boat to Timor but are recaptured there.

1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)

1795 Nootka Sound BC, the Spanish evacuate trading post at Friendly Cove to British.

1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is first US-African church

1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine

1799 New York State abolished slavery

1804 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804

1834 Senate censure President Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of US

1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US

1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate

1854 During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia

1862 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia

1866 The first ambulance goes into service

1868 Death of the Earl of Cardigan, British general who led the ill-conceived Charge of the Light Brigade against the Russians during the Crimean War.

1885 US Salvation Army officially organized

1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville TN (state record)

1905 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used

1910 The first seaplane, takes off from water at Martigues France (Henri Fabre)

1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities

1918 Anti-conscription riots break out in Quebec City; four civilians killed in shooting match with soldiers over Easter weekend.

1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford

1920 Thomas Masaryk elected President of Czechoslovakia

1922 The first microfilm device introduced - where is the CIA?

1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador

1930 Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara

1935 Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy

1942 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck

1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire

1945 Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London

1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win

1952 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright

1952 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button

1953 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright

1953 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins

1955 Country singer Reba McEntire born this day.

1955 New Zealand cricket all out for 26 vs England at Eden Park

1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama

1960 Pope John raises the first Japanese, first African & first Filipino cardinal

1960 Scotch factory explodes burying 20 firefighters (Glasgow Scotland)

1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives West Indies cricket victory over India

1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees

1964 In the Prince William Sound, Alaska a quake measuring 9.2 occurs one of the 10 Largest Earthquakes in the World,

1964 Near Merriman, Nebraska a 5.1 quake is one of the largest historical earthquakes in Nebraska .

1965 Near the West Coast of Central Chile a 7.3 quake occurs about 400 persons were killed or missing, 350 were injured, and extensive property damage was reported

1967 UN Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam

1968 Actress Lucy Lawless was born this day.

1969 In Turkey a 6.4 earthquake occurred in the Alasehir region of western Turkey.

1970 1,086 die when 7.3 earthquake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)

1970 In Gediz, Turkey a 7.3 earthquake resulted in over 1,000 killed, over 1,000 injured, more than 8,000 buildings destroyed and over 5,500 buildings damaged

1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR

1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

1977 49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

1977 Morarji Desai forms government in India

1979 British government of Callaghan falls

1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown PA (no deaths but lots of stress)

1981 France performs nuclear test

1981 Viv Richards scores century in the first Test at his home Antigua

1982 JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador

1982 Near Coast of Peru a 6.1 earthquake killed 3 people and extensive damage (VI) at Lunahuana.

1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley's Comet

1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues", premieres in New York NY

1985 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad

1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India

1986 John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA

1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway

1989 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a New York court

1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal

1990 Three arrested in London in plot to smuggle US-made nuclear triggering devices to Iraq.

1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election

1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)

1994 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed

1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election

1995 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovett split-up

1995 Queensland beat South Australia to win first ever cricket Sheffield Shield

1995 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge

1996 In Ecuador a 6.0 earthquake occurred at least 27 people killed, 100 injured, several thousand homeless

1996 Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America

1999 In the Xizang-India Border Region a 5.5 earthquake occurred At least 61 people killed and 125 injured in the Chamoli district; 34 killed and 177 injured in the Rudraprayag district; 5 killed and 60 injured in the Tehri Garhwal district; 19 injured in the Bageshwar district; 13 injured in the Pauri Garhwal district, India

March 28th birthdays
1483: Raphael,Italian painter, and architect. Rebuilt St Peters
1660: George I, King of Great Britain
1921: Sir Dirk Bogarde, British actor
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28-06-2005, 09:10 AM
I was gonna say that Friday was my day name until I read the rest of your post Fred. Then I got confused (which isn't difficult, admittedly )
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28-06-2005, 09:17 AM
I was born on Friday August 13th

Highlights in History Which Occur August 13
523 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1099 Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II
1415 King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
1516 Kings Charles I & Fran‡ois I signs Treaty of Noyons
1521 Spanish conquerors Mexico City from Aztecs
1578 Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
1624 French cardinal Richelieu becomes chairman of Royal Council
1630 Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
1642 Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Br”msebro
1651 Litchfield, CT founded
1695 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
1696 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
1704 Battle at Blenheim: English/Dutch/Prussian Great Alliance beats
French/Beiers army; 31,000 killed or injured
1713 King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia
1732 Voltaire's "Za‹re," premieres in Paris
1740 Hunger strike in Rotterdam
1784 English parliament accept India Act
1799 English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
1814 Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
1831 Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia
1847 J R Hind discovers asteroid #7 Iris
1861 R Luther discovers asteroid #71 Niobe
1864 Battle of Deep Bottom VA (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill VA
1868 Quakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages (Peru & Ecuador)
1876 Reciprocity Treaty between US & Hawaii ratified
and Wagner's "Of the Ring," premieres
1881 Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolese monarch
1892 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
1898 G Witt discovers asteroid #433 Eros
and US troops occupy Manila
1906 Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
and Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games
(187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
1907 1st taxicab (NYC)
1910 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12
assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
1914 -14] German army occupies forts at Luik
1917 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
1919 British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350
and Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
1920 Ted Ray wins golf's US Open
1921 Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy," premieres in NYC
1923 Germany: Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of coalitiongovt
and K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1026 Ingrid
and Turkish National Congress selects Moestafa Kemal Pasja as president
1925 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1060 Magnolia
1928 Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
1931 Cin Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
1932 Hitler refuses Von Hindenburgs proposal to become vice-chancellor
and Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
1933 Gene Sarazen wins PGA title
and Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
1935 Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
1936 G Neujmin discovers asteroids #1403 Idelsonia & #2166 Handahl
1937 Japanese attack Shanghai
1939 Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's
Sabotage suspected in crash of 'City of San Francisco'
and which fell into Humboldt River killing 24. (Elko, Nevada)
1940 Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
and G”ring's "Adler Tag" 45-48 German aircrafts shotdown over South-Engld
1941 Red army evacuates Smolensk
1943 Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
1944 British 8th army occupies Florence
and Generals Montgomery/Dempsey/Bradley discuss naderende breakthrough
and Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
1945 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
1946 Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
1950 Pres Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai
1951 Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
and Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee
and US Gen Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff
1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut,
hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1959 Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1960 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
and USSR draws adviseors out of China
1961 Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
1963 Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
and Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1966 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2754
1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
and Temporary baseball commisioner Bowie Kuhn formally appointed
1971 Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
1972 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last "Bonanza"
1977 1st test glide of shuttle
1978 Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
and Yanks score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted
& thus score goes back to previous inning, Balt wins 3-0
1979 Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
1980 Suriname president Johan Ferrier flees
and Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
1981 Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
and Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
1984 Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
1986 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
1987 Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5«" jump
1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
and US beats Jamacia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada
and from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min
1989 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
and US space shuttle STS-28 lands
1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
and Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
and US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
1994 Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed
1868 Series of quakes kills 25,000 & causes $300 million damages
in areas of Arequipa, Tacna, & Chincha. (Peru & Equador)
1939 Sabotage was suspected in the crash of the 'City of San Francisco'
which fell into the Humboldt River killing 24. (Elko, Nevada)
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28-06-2005, 10:54 AM
super Wolfie and Maplecottage i thought nobody was interested here
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28-06-2005, 06:17 PM
Just needed to take the time to read it through - it's very thought provoking and a great topic - also great to see a bit of history throughout the years of ones birthdate!
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