another rainy Tuesday
Today is the 3rd day of the 30th week, the 24th day of the 7th month, the 205th day of 2018 [with only 153 shopping days left until Christmas], and:
- Amelia Earhart Day
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day
- Cousins Day
- International Self Care Day
- National Drive-Thru Day
- National Tell an Old Joke Day
- National Tequila Day
- National Thermal Engineer Day
- Pioneer Day
ON THIS DAY IN...
1534 – French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula [a peninsula along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River] and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
1847 – After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.
1847 – Richard March Hoe, American inventor, patented the rotary-type printing press.
1911 – Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".
1927 – The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
1950 -- The first rocket launched at Cape Canaveral -- an RTV-G-4 Bumper missile, a combination of the German V-2 rocket and the WAC Corporal sounding rocket. Named “Bumper 8” in this case.
1963 – The ship Bluenose II was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol.
1966 – Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
1969 – Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1983 – George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".
1987 – Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Crooks became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.
2005 - Lance Armstrong won a seventh consecutive Tour de France.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 42 mins 15 secs of light-travel time from Earth
When did I decide that Donald J Trump should never be President? It was during the debate at the University of Nevada on October 19th, 2016, when he made his position clear:
“Mr. Trump insisted, without offering evidence, that the general election has been rigged against him, and he twice refused to say that he would accept its result.
“I will look at it at the time,” Mr. Trump said. “I will keep you in suspense.””
He walked it back the next day, but he said it. He was elected anyway. In office, he congratulated the president of Turkey upon solidifying his power. He makes up to the dictator of the Philippines and of Russia. He was all kinds of happy to be feted by the royal rulers of Saudi Arabia. And now, in the middle of all the brouhaha over the interference of the Russians in the political process? This gem gets tweeted today:
So, what are the chances that he will accept any vote that does not keep him in power?
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