It is a good friend’s birthday today, so I wrote a little piece for her detailing several events, births and deaths which happened on this day – as well as her own arrival in the world!
As well as John of Gaunt, Michelangelo and Elizabeth Barrett Browning who were born on this day, so were several other people who will be celebrating their special day today! Guy Garvey of Elbow, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Mary Wilson and Kiki Dee – what a musical bunch of Pisceans!
This is also the day to commemorate one way or another, one side or the other, the Battle of the Alamo, and another commemoration not necessarily to be celebrated joyously is the arrival of the First Fleet on Norfolk Island in 1788… And several saints have their special day today too… Saints Chrodegang, Colette, Fridolin, Kyneburga, Kyneswide and Tibba, Marcian of Tortona and Olegarius…
Apparently, March 6th is less likely to be on a Monday than any other day of the week; it’s more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on a Wednesday or a Thursday (57), and even less likely to be on a Monday or Saturday (56)
So a special day for a special friend!