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Tuesday is named after the Norse God Tiw or Tyr.

The Romans called it dies Martis, after Mars the God of War (the French, Spanish and Italians still call it Mardi, Martes and Martedi respectively), but, when the German tribes ousted the Romans, they renamed Tuesday after their own God of War, which was Tiw or Tiwaz.

The Angles and Saxons brought Tiwasdaeg (Tuesday) to England in the sixth century.

Tuesday is considered a lucky day in Wales, but unlucky in Greece and Spain.

In northern England it is considered unlucky for a traveller to meet a left-handed person on a Tuesday.

On other days, it is good luck to do so.

Research has shown that in Somerset between 1640 and 1659, fewer seductions took place on a Tuesday than any other day of the week. Sunday was most common.

Californians have barbecues less often on Tuesday than any other day of the week and are also least likely to use a petrol-driven lawnmower on a Tuesday.

The actress Tuesday Weld was born on a Saturday.

'He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right'
- A.A. Milne, The House At Pooh Corner.

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