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Today is the 5th day of the 21st week, the 24th day of the 5th month, the 144th day of 2018, and: 
  • 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
On this day in ...

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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