Today is the 5th day of the 21st week, the 24th day of the 5th month, the 144th day of 2018, and:
On this day in ...
- Asparagus Day
- Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
- Brother's Day
- Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day
- EMSC (Emergency Medical Services) Day
- Independence Day -- Eritrea from Ethiopia in 1993.
- International Tiara Day
- Morse Code Day: 24 (Some also observe on April 27)
- National Escargot Day
- Scavenger Hunt Day
1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
1607 – 100 English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America.
1626 – Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
1683 – The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum
1738 – John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday.
1830 – "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
1830 - The first passenger railroad in the United States began service between Baltimore and Ellicott Mills, Md.
1844 – Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from a committee room in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate a commercial telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington D.C.
1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction. There is no record of how many times it has been sold
1930 – Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).
1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field.
1940 – Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
1956 – The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland.
1958 – United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1976 – The Judgment of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 35 mins 25 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
"Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer, novelist, and memoirist
It's just peeking over the horizon. Right over there, see it?
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