Saints celebrating feast days today include Theobald of Provins (patron of charcoal burners, by which I don't think they mean hibachis or Webers), Martial, and Bertrand.
Lena Horne is 90 (1917, Brooklyn) years old today.
seems to have happened is that either a comet or a stony asteroid
entered the atmosphere over the Stony Tonguska River north of Vanavara
and shattered in a series of explosions, blowing trees down like toothpicks
all in the same direction (must have looked like the Mt. St. Helens
eruption photos) over an area the size of Rhode Island.
Since the area under the explosions was Siberia, and the casualties were primarily fairly primitive reindeer herders, and also since it was 1908, the event was not thoroughy reported even though atmospheric side effects occurred worldwide. The first expedition to investigate the phenomenon set out twenty years after the fact. Though many others have followed, none has conclusively determined the cause. The UFO people believe it was an exploding nuclear reactor in an extraterrestrial craft.
Here is something off the net (taken directly from the Southworth Planetarium web pages - they cite Duncan Steel's book Rouge (sic) Asteroids and Doomsday Comets for the list below) that should give you plenty to think about. It fits nicely in my theory that almost every truly important thing in your life is almost totally out of your control. But more on that later.
Table of Terror
2,000 objects massive enough (1 km diameter) to cause global catastrophe
are known to cross Earth's orbit. Such an impacting object would wipe
out 25% of humanity.
UPDATE: I received the following in response to this Saint Report:
to the Editor
Re: Saint Report - June 30