Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday Basics

Getting Ready for the Sale Today

We're getting ready for the huge garage sale today. Just a shot of the oak tree in front of our house.

Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings

Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

On This Day in Catholic History:

625 Pope Boniface V died (pope from 619 to 625. He did much for the Christianising of England and enacted the decree by which churches became places of refuge for criminals.

1147 The German forces in the armies of the Second Crusade (1145–1149) were destroyed by the Saracens at Dorylaeum (modern western Turkey).

1147 Forces under King Afonso I of Portugal captured Lisbon from the Moors after a four-month siege during the Second Crusade.


1825 - Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer (d. 1899)

1864 - John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)

1881- Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)

1912 - Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)

1940 - Bobby Knight, American basketball coach

1941 - Helen Reddy, Australian singer

1941 - Anne Tyler, American novelist

1961 - Ward Burton, American auto racer

1979 - Sarah Thompson, American actress

1979 - Tony Torcato, American baseball player