and another thing ...
Today is the 6th day of the 20th week, the 18th day of the 5th month, the 138th day of 2018 [with only 220 shopping days until Christmas], and:
- Buy A Musical Instrument Day: 18 Link (Honor of The Music Man Creator)
- Endangered Species Day
- HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
- I love Reeses Day
- International Museum Day
- International Virtual Assistants Day
- Mother Whistler Day
- NASCAR Day
- National Bike to Work Day
- National Cheese Souffle Day
- National Defense Transportation Day
- National Museum Day
- National No Dirty Dishes Day
- National Pizza Party Day
- National Visit Your Relatives Day
- O Henry Pun-off Day
- Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day
- World AIDS Vaccine Day
On this day in ...
1291 – Fall of Acre, the end of Crusader presence in the Holy Land.
1499 – Alonso de Ojeda sets sail from Cádiz on his voyage to what is now Venezuela.
1593 – Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
1897 - A public reading of Bram Stoker's new novel "Dracula, or, The Un-dead" was staged in London.
1912 – The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, is released in Mumbai.
1951 - The United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, NY, for its permanent home in Manhattan.
1953 – Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1969 – Apollo 10 was launched on a mission that served as a dress rehearsal for the first moon landing.
1974 – Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.
1990 – In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph).
1991 - Britain's first astronaut, 27-year-old Helen Sharman from Sheffield, blasted into orbit via the Soviet Soyuz TM-12 space capsule from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan
2003 - "Les Miserables," the third-longest running show in Broadway history, closed after more than 16 years and 6,680 performances.
2005 – A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 35 mins 07 secs of light-travel time from Earth
A couple of things that are bugging me right now [in no particular order]:
- ANOTHER school shooting?
- The 7th day of rain – supposedly we will see some sun tomorrow afternoon in between showers
- Income inequity – they keep saying the recession is over, unemployment is back down, and the economy is back on track. Then how come I know so many people who are involuntarily retired, cannot find jobs that pay over minimum wage, and are struggling to make ends meet?
- Why is everything that I really like to eat bad for me?
- Partisan politics – seriously guys, stop pointing fingers at each other and figure out how to address the real problems of the country? And by the way, it is pretty much a given that Russia influenced our election – can we just figure out how to keep it from happening again please?
- Healthcare – the United States has the best care that money can buy. Unfortunately 99% don’t have the wherewithal to buy it
- Israelis VS Palestinians – well lots of things, but today? Will someone explain to me in very simple terms how a two-state solution would work when Gazza isn’t anywhere close to the rest of the proposed Palestinian state?
- CGI – people can be put in videos and shows when they weren’t there and made to say things they didn’t say. How can we accept any photo/video evidence?
I’m going back to my books and 2nd life. Catch up with you later.
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