back to work "Monday"
Today is the 3rd day of the 35th week ((yeah, I know, I said it was week 35 last week but apparently I should’ve checked)), the 4th day of the 9th month, the 247th day of 2018, and:
- Another Look Unlimited Day
- Eat an Extra Dessert Day
- National Macadamia Nut Day
- National Newspaper Carrier Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1774 – New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
1781 – Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels) by 44 Spanish settlers.
1882 – The Pearl Street Station in New York City becomes the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.
1888 - George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film camera and registered his trademark: Kodak.
1923 – Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
1951 – The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.
1957 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
1957 - The Wolfenden Report suggests consenting sex between homosexual adults "in private" should no longer be a criminal offence in Britain.
1964 – Scotland's Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.
1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz became the first person to win seven gold medals at a single Olympic Games when the United States won the 400-meter relay in Munich.
1972 – The Price Is Right premieres on CBS. As of 2018, it is the longest running game show on American television.
1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.
1985 - The first pictures of the wreck of the Titanic are released 73 years after the liner sank with the loss of 1,500 lives.
1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
2001 – Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
2002 – The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.
2006 - "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, 44, died after a stingray's barb pierced his chest.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 50 mins 01 sec of light-travel time from Earth
Well the summer is officially over, although Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want to let go as we endure another week of brutal HHH. Schools hereabouts have started – the one thing Governor Hogan has done that I agree with wholeheartedly is decree that all Maryland schools will start after Labor Day the way they used to. The traffic always spikes right after Labor Day as there always seems to be more people on the road and tempers seem to be on edge
Ironically it is the day after Labor Day that seems laborious….
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