25 April 2009

Today In History...

ERIN GO BRAUGH!!!

My main want is to let you know that on this day, April 24, 1916, a rebellion commenced, kicked off with a speech by Padraic Pearse from the steps of Dublin, Ireland's National Post Office.

"Independence" took five years.. countless deaths.. and the belief and courage of a People whom simply REFUSE (NOT past tense, folks. We still won't allow) subjugation.

Found this in commemoration:


It is known as the Easter Rising.
It brings a quiver to my lips and tears to my eyes.
And swells my little bird-chest...

Other sh*t happened, too. Years vary, but...
I've learned that Sue Grafton-- author of the Alphabet series of who-done-it notoriety, shares a birthday with Leah Ann Evans [happy Birthday, l'il SIS!:D!]...

And a few other tidbits you may like to take a gander at:D


pretty much all I have for the diem, Folks!

Slainte! and have a safe and family fun-filled (if that ain't as oxymoronic there as here, that is...) weekend!

Cygnus

8 comments:

Catman said...

Nice list of this day in history. I was totally unaware of the "Easter Rebellion". Thanks for the education.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Catman-- My sister's birthday.. I remember it for two reasons:

1) same day as mine-- one month later
2) Easter Rising

As rod says- It is what It is...

:D thanks for the nightly, m'Man...

Bee and Rose said...

I had no idea:) Thank you for the education!

Felinae said...

Interesting info.

I was telling Cat, after reading your post, that it seems I remember hearing about the uprising from someplace, but for the life of me couldn't remember where from. He said maybe I remember hearing my Grandpa talk about it.

My Maternal Grandpa was Irish, born here in America, Fall River, MA to be exact. :) I don't know, maybe he did talk about it. Well anyway, long story short...I went and Googled the history and read about it.

I like to ramble when I write, can you tell. I honestly don't talk this much in person. :D

Have a great Saturday!

Smiles~Felinae~

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hi B&R!
Girl, I figured you'd be all over my head with Irish History!lol!

Glad you came by, Lady D...

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hello Felinae!!

Gonna have to see if we can't change that talking thing-- at least for a day! (Typed "night" originally, but that read a bit... well, you know-- it's so unlike ol' Cyg to be anything except bashful...).

You come "ramble" here anytime. Ramble longer, in fact:D.

Glad you found it interesting enough to peruse further!

Smiles back at ya, Lady Felinae!

Felinae said...

Haha! I can kind of see how typing night would have read a bit well...it might have raised a few eyebrows. ;) Might of made things kinda interesting around the ol' blogosphere. :D

Have a good night, Cygnus.

Smiles~Felinae~

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Oh, I don't mind "interesting"; in fact, thrive on it!

But what would 'Mr.F.' think?lol!

You have a good night, Lady. We'll see ya tomorrow...