Tarot Giveaway Winner and Birthday Break

Congratulations to the winners of Tarot Zamm’s Tarot Reading Giveaway:

Jodie, Cassie and Laura!


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On another note, today is my birthday so I’m taking a break from writing and work.

To celebrate another year of getting older (though not necessarily wiser), I thought I would amuse you with some interesting (and completely useless trivia) about April 26 (all information from Wikipedia).

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April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day. Established in 2000, this day is to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life.”

April 26 is the Catholic Feast Day of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

April 26 is also National Pretzel Day



Famous Folks Born on April 26

121 – Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (d. 180)

570 – Muhammad, Muslim prophet, founder of Islam d. 632)

1785 – John James Audubon, French-American naturalist and illustrator (d. 1851)

1910 – Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese movie producer (d. 1997)

1917 – I.M. Pei, Chinese architect

1834 – Charles Farrar Browne, American writer (d. 1867)

1889 – Anita Loos, American writer (d. 1981)

1898 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

1912 – A. E. van Vogt, Canadian writer (d. 2000)

1916 – Morris West, Australian writer (d. 1999)



Historical April 26 Events

1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-AvonWarwickshireEngland

1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape HenryVirginia.

1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L’Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist.

1945 – World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army was liberated in Baguio City and they fought against the Japanese forces under by General Tomoyuki Yamashita.

1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery.

1989 – The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.


Finally, Happy Birthday to the following celebrities born today:

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Carol Burnett



channing tatum

Channing Tatum



debra wilson

Debra Wilson



Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito



jet li

Jet Li



joan chen

Joan Chen



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John Isner



jordana brewster

Jordana Brewster



kevin james

Kevin James



mckenzie westmore

McKenzie Westmore



stana katic

Stana Katic



tom welling1

Tom Welling

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25 Responses to “Tarot Giveaway Winner and Birthday Break”

  1. Al Diaz says:

    Happy birthday!!! May all good things come your way. 😀

  2. Happy birthday, Nutschell! Go do something fun today.

  3. Allison says:

    Woo! Happy birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday to you! (And Channing, and Jet XD )

  5. Akoss says:

    You share the same birthday with Jet Li. *dances around*
    I’m not sure why that made me so happy but I’m ok with it. :)

  6. Happy Birthday, Nutschell!! Hope it’s a great one. :)

  7. deniz says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. L.G.Smith says:

    Happy Birthday! Do something wonderful for yourself today. :)

  9. Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope you’re having a great day!

  10. Cassie says:

    WOOOOHOOOO!!! Happy birthday Nutschell!!! And thanks a million for the giveaway- can’t tell you how stoked I am!!! 😀 <— (My stoked face)
    Enjoy your day and see you for "Queries, et al…"

  11. Happy Birthday and one of our bloggers will be happy they won the tarot card reading. Also, you missed a holiday. Hug an Australian day is also today. Have a great one.

  12. Happy Birthday, Nutschell! :)

  13. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a good one.

  14. Laura Eno says:

    Happy birthday to you, Nutschell!

    Really? Am I the Laura E. who won the reading? :)

  15. Happy Birthday! Sorry I’m a little bit late, I hope you had a great day. And congratulations to the Tarot reading winners.

  16. Trisha says:

    Gosh, Tom Welling is beautiful. :)

    Happy birthday!!!!

    and congrats to the winners! :)

  17. Happy Birthday! Hope your day was fabulous! I loved all the 4/26 facts. Wow! You share your birthday with a lot of famous people!

    Congrats to the Tarot winners. :) Lucky!

  18. Carina Olsen says:

    Happy belated birthday 😀 I hope you had the most amazing day. <3

  19. Hilary says:

    Hi Nutschell .. Happy (belated) birthday .. but the celebrations will be going on into the weekend too – I’m sure …

    Congratulations to the Tarot winners – such an interesting prize … cheers to all and have a very happy year ahead .. much success and happiness .. Hilary

  20. Feliz cumpleaños! You’re in some great company.

  21. Carol Riggs says:

    What a super idea to take a break and enjoy your special (birth)day. So hopefully you did!!! :) Congrats to the winners!

  22. Nas says:

    Oh, my! So many famous people were born today? I had no idea!

    Happy Birthday Nutschell!

  23. shell flower says:

    Happy belated birthday. I hope you have a lovely break. And it looks like you were born on an auspicious day. Shadow and Bone sounds awesome. I think it’s already on my list, but I’ll have to double check now!

  24. melissa says:

    Happpy Birthday form a long time reader =)

    and great contest. congrats winners

  25. ava quinn says:

    I know I’m totally late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Hope it was great. Glad to hear you took the day for yourself.

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