It’s Wednesday, September 28, and a day that nearly everyone can celebrate: National Drink a Beer Day. I’ll have a Goose Island Honkers Ale (though I’ll be wishing for a nice, well-kept pint of Landlord), and if you plan imbibing to celebrate, list your tipple below. On this day in 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England. And in England in 1928, it was on September 28 that Alexander Fleming noted, in a Petri dish, a mold that appeared to kill bacteria. The rest is history: antibiotics. On this day in 1970, Gamal Nasser died of a heart attack in Egypt, and his successor, Anwar Sadat, became the permanent replacement.
Notables born on this day include Georges Clemenceau (1841), Ed Sullivan (1901), Al Capp (1909), Brigette Bardot (1934), Sylvia Kristel (1952 ♥), and Janeane Garofalo (1964 ♥). Those who died on this day include Louis Pasteur (1895), Edwin Hubble (1953), Harpo Marx (1964), John Dos Passos (1970), Miles Davis (1991), Elia Kazan (2003), and Shimon Peres (today). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Andrzej and Malgorzata were given burnooses by a friend, as they had two spare ones made out of wool, which might help stave off the cold of the coming Polish winter. Unfortunately, Hili has no truck with these new garments:
A: Deo gratias.
Hili: Oh no, prayers again!
Ja: Deo gratias.
Hili: O nie, znowu modlitwy!