a holiday weekend....
Today is the 7th day of the 21st week, the 26th day of the 5th month, the 146th day of 2018, and:
On this day...
- Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day
- International Heritage Breeds Day
- Independence Day: Georgia from Russia in 1918; Guyana from the United Kingdom in 1966.
- International Jazz Day
- Julia Pierpont Day
- National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
- National Chardonnay Day
- National Cherry Desert Day
- National Paper Airplane Day
- Sally Ride Day
- World Dracula Day
- World Lindy Hop Day
- World Redhead Day
538 – Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
1521 - Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.
1830 – The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
1896 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1897 – Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
1897 – The original manuscript of William Bradford's history, "Of Plymouth Plantation" is returned to the Governor of Massachusetts by the Bishop of London after being taken during the American Revolutionary War.
1908 – The first major oil strike in the Middle East took place as engineers working for British entrepreneur William Knox D'Arcy hit a gusher in Masjid-i-Suleiman in present-day Iran. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
1923 – The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually in June.
1968 – H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight
1969 – Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
1970 – The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
1986 – The European Community adopts the European flag.
1998 – The first "National Sorry Day" was held in Australia, and reconciliation events were held nationally, and attended by over a million people.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 35 mins 31 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."
~ William J. Clinton, American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States
It piles up:
ICE tearing children from their parents only to lose track of them
The NFL trying to stifle protest in the name of patriotism
Trump trying to run the US government the way that he runs his business without understanding due process
The realization that a good half of my country believes things that I find morally repulsive
And a day that is supposed to be honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country changed into a weekend holiday that kicks off summer.
It piles up.
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