An Interesting Day in History

According to my Linux Calendar, this is the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to move to the back of the bus AND of Martin Luther King’s boycott two years later, AND the independence of both Portugal and the Central African Republic And it is even Anniversary Day in Chatham Islands (when everyone celebrates their anniversary, I suppose).Here is the full output from my Linux Calendar:

DEC 01

Woody Allen (Allen Stuart Konigsberg) born in Brooklyn, NY, 1935

DEC 01

First national corn-husking championship, Alleman IA, 1924

DEC 01

Martin Luther King Jr., leads black boycott of Montgomery buses, 1955

DEC 01

Rosa Parks refuses to move to back of the bus (Montgomery, AL), 1953

DEC 01

Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence in Portugal

DEC 01

Independence Day in Central African Republic

DEC 01

World AIDS Day

DEC 01

Ian Jackson became Debian Project Leader, 1997

DEC 01

Aujourd’hui, c’est la St(e) Florence.

DEC 01

N’oubliez pas les Ã?loi !

DEC 01

Bonne fête aux Airy !

DEC 01

Ð?семиÑ?нÑ?й денÑ? боÑ?Ñ?бÑ? со СÐ?Ð?Ð?ом

DEC 01

First Sunday of Advent (4th Sunday before Christmas)

DEC 01

National Holiday in United Arab Emirates

DEC 01

Aujourd’hui, c’est la St(e) Viviane.

DEC 01

Washingtoner Abkommen über Bi-Zone, 1946

DEC 01

1. oder 2. Advent

DEC 01

Anniversary Day (Chatham Islands)

If you have Linux, you can open a terminal window and type in “Calendar” and this will let you see YOUR Linux calendar. Or, you can type in “cal” and see something entirely different…

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5 thoughts on “An Interesting Day in History

  1. DEC 01
    First Sunday of Advent (4th Sunday before Christmas)

    Silly me, I’d figured that the first Sunday in Advent would fall on … don’t get ahead of me here … a Sunday.I always wondered about Linux. 🙂

  2. Linus Torvalds isn’t famous for being religious…BTW Greg, there’s something wrong in the character encodings of the page. Your text is in UTF-8, but Firefox treats it as ISO-8859-1, because a meta tag in the page template says so. And the -1 version should be replaced with -15 that includes the euro sign.The encodings have bugged me some time, because they bork the sexy umlaut in my name. The only way to get it correctly is to post directly, not via the preview window.

  3. Uffda…That’s helpful. The transformation from a calendar file to a post is something I hope to have totally automated one day, as a proof of concept. Character encoding is obviously a problem, but an interesting challenge (many of the calendar files are written in, well, languages.) Note also that these are

    formatted lines (I won’t say what “DL” stands for) and you can’t tell this, but the formatting is not correct there either.Someday I hope to be able to type:calendar -option | formatter | uploader.pyor better yet, have cron do that every two days forever.

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