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another rainy Monday

Today is the 2nd day of the 7th week, the 10th day of the 2nd month, the 41st day of 2020, and: 
  • All The News That's Fit To Print Day
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day
  • National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
  • National Flannel Day
  • National Home Warranty Day
  • Oatmeal Monday
  • Plimsoll Day
  • Teddy Day
  • Tu BiShvat
  • Umbrella Day
  • World Pulses Day
 

ON THIS DAY IN ...

1258 – Mongol invasions: Baghdad falls to the Mongols, bringing the Islamic Golden Age to an end.

1535 - 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets

1774 - Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit

1794 - Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres

1863 - the first US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia

1879 - the first electric arc light used (California Theater)

1897 - The NY Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"

1906 – HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII.

1916 - Biggest oil well gusher ever - Edward L. Doheny's Cerro Azul No. 4 first gushes 600 feet in the air near Tampico, Mexico

1920 - Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball

1933 - Delivery of the first singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)

1939 - "Stagecoach" western film directed by John Ford, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne, premieres in Miami

1940 – Cartoon characters Tom and Jerry, created by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, make their debut with Puss Gets the Boot by MGM.

1940 - "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1

1942 - Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

1942 - American chemist James Franklin Hyde is granted a patent for fused silica

1947 – Crowds gathered at shop windows in Paris to see Christian Dior's New Look fashion—longer skirts, nipped-in waists and padded shoulders.

1949 - Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power

1962 – Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opened, and it included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.

1966 - "Valley of the Dolls" by Jacqueline Susann is published by Bernard Geis Associates in the US - sold over 31 million copies

1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1979 = "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

1989 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1996 - IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov

1997 - Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR

1998 - AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95

2009 – The communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.

2019 - Insect populations are collapsing worldwide threatening a“catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems” according to a global review saying 40% declining, 30% endangered

 

Today when I walked into Starbucks, out of the pouring rain, after sitting in traffic, I was greeted with a cheery chorus of “Happy Monday!” 

 

 

 

It still was a dark, dank day, but at least that group of folks had smiles on their faces!
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