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Today is the 4th day of the 28th week, the 11th day of the 7th month, the 
  • All American Pet Photo Day
  • Bowdler's Day – In 1754, Thomas Bowdler was born and became the world’s first editor to change classics in the name of “decency and family values”.   It is a day to celebrate the need for free speech  
  • Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day
  • Day of The Five Billion – the approximate day in 1987 the human population reached five billion; also a TV movie
  • Free Slurpee Day [7-11's Birthday]
  • Make Your Own Sundae Day
  • National Blueberry Muffin Day
  • National Cheer up the Lonely Day
  • National Mojito Day
  • National Rainier Cherries Day
  • National Swimming Pool Day
  • World Population Day
 

ON THIS DAY IN ...

 813 – Byzantine emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk (under the name Athanasius).

1405 – Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.

1576 – Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.

1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.

1801 – French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.

1848 – Waterloo railway station in London opens.

1859 - Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.

1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.

1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.

1895 – Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.

1897 – Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.

1914 – Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth made his major league debut as a pitcher for the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.

1919 – The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.

1924 – Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday

1934 – Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.

1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.

1962 – First transatlantic satellite television transmission.

1962 – At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

1972 – The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.

1979 – America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.

1994 – PTV is introduced as a kids programming block for PBS to broadcast educational programming to underprivileged children.

2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 40 mins 14 secs of light-travel time from Earth

 

Quote of the day:

If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.”

~ Professor Irwin Corey, American stand-up comic, film actor and activist, often billed as The World's Foremost Authority

 

One of the recent trends that makes me the most uncomfortable – and by that I mean I genuinely get worried – is the spate of reported incidents in which white people either call the police because a minority is doing something in their vicinity even if that activity is totally innocuous or they suddenly start ranting [apparently triggered by a t-shirt or a head covering or overhearing any language by English].   The incidents are just plain ugly and I am personally ashamed of the lack of empathy and tolerance on display,

 

 

 

See?  Why can’t we ALL just get along?
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