Today is the 6th day of the 25th week, the 22nd day of the 6th month, the 173rd day of 2018:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Baby Boomer's Recognition Day
- Global Smurfs Day
- National Chocolate Eclair Day
- National Eat At A Food Truck Da
- National HVAC Tech Day
- National Onion Rings Day
- Stupid Guy Thing Day
- Take Your Day to Work Day
- Ugliest Dog Day
- World Rainforest Day
- Worldwide VW Beetle Day
1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.
1807 - Founding of the Montréal Curling Club, Canada's first, by 20 merchants and a chaplain, in Gillis Tavern. The Royal Montreal Curling Club is the oldest active athletic club in North America. Montréal, Québec
1825 – The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
1839 – Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.
1907 – The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
1938 - Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling of Germany in the first round of their rematch in New York City's Yankee Stadium.
1942 – The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.
1948 – The ship HMT Empire Windrush brought the first group of 802 West Indian immigrants to Tilbury, marking the start of modern immigration to the United Kingdom
1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Gatwick Airport.
1986 – The famous Hand of God goal, scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, ignites controversy. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century. Argentina wins 2–1 and later goes on to win the World Cup.
1988 – The Academy Award Winning Film that was a breakthrough in both Animation and Visual Effects; Who Framed Roger Rabbit was released in cinemas today.
1990 – Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 37 mins 48 secs of light-travel time from Earth
After a turbulent week of reading and comment on the news, I think I am just going to put this here:
I’m glad it is Friday; it's been a long week
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