Today is World Press Freedom Day, National Teacher Day and the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. So thank your teachers for being able to write a letter to the editor -- which will be published. And please use condoms.
Today is also the feast day of Saints Antonia and Alexander who believed it was better to burn than marry (or whore) -- but were granted martyrdom for their pains.
And today is James Brown's 73rd birthday. Give it up, or turn it aloose!
And in related almanacing news, today I turned 34. Not really moved by that number so much. 33 is a fun number, but there seems to be something truly dreary and staid about 34. Does anyone know any fun 34 facts?