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Is it:

As Lilly lay down tucked up in her bed, all the days events span round in her head.

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As Lilly lay down tucked up in her bed, all the day’s events span round in her head.

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  • Could you please elaborate as to why you think each one might be correct?
    – Jay Elston
    Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 8:09

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Spun round is correct, as is all the day’s events.

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  • Thanks for catching that. Dunno why there’s such a persistent aversion to strong verbs whose inflected forms have a u in them, but there really seems to be. A reasonably complete list of the verbs that have no u in their present tense but which do (or at least, can; I discarded the obsolete forms, but some archaics & duals remain) have a u in either their past or past participle are: begin, beseech, bestick, bework, bring, dare, drink, fling, ping, ring, seek, shall, shrink, sing, sink, slink, sneak, spin, spring, stick, sting, strike, string, swim, swing, teach, will, and wring.
    – tchrist
    Commented Nov 16, 2012 at 3:32
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The use of the apostrophe in day’s is correct, as you are referring to all of the events of the day. Likewise, saying all of today’s events is also correct.

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