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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
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!