has spring sprung?
Today is the 3rd day in the 18th week, the 1st day of the 5th month, the 121st day of 2018, and:
On this day in ...
- Batman Day (Also in September)
- Beltane [or Samhaim in the southern hemisphere]
- Childhood Depression Awareness Day
- Couple Appreciation Day
- CSS Reboot Day
- Executive Coaching Day
- Foster Care Day
- Frequent Flyer Day
- Global Love Day
- Hug Your Cat Day
- International Workers' Day
- Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Day
- Law Day
- Lei Day
- Lemonade Day
- Loyalty Day
- May Day or May One Day
- Mother Goose Day
- National Bubba Day
- National Chocolate Parfait Day
- National Purebred Dog Day
- New Homeowners' Day
- Phone In Sick Day
- Poem on Your Pillow Day
- Save the Rhino Day
- School Principals' Day
- Silver Star Service Banner Day
- Skyscraper Day
- Stepmother's Day
- World Asthma Day
- Worthy Wage Day
880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
1707 - The Kingdom of Great Britain was created as a treaty merging England and Scotland took effect.
1753 – Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1759 – Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
1776 – Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.
1786 - Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro" premiered in Vienna. ((Only those who grew up with the Saturday morning cartoons will appreciate the immediate correlation with Bugs Bunny))
1840 – The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
1844 – Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established.
1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins -- notable because with the loss of Stonewall Jackson, many historians feel the Confederacy lost their best chance of staying independent.
1869 – The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.
1884 – Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States by the International Workingmen's Association
1886 – Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries.
1915 – The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202nd, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives -- and precipitated the US into WWI
1930 – The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.
1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1941 - The Orson Welles film "Citizen Kane" premiered in New York.
1956 – The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
1956 – A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
1962 - The first Target discount store opened in Roseville, Minn.
1971 - Amtrak went into service, combining and streamlining the operations of 18 intercity passenger railroads.
1989 – Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1999 – The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
1999 – SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon after the 1999 Kids' Choice Awards.
I started this day out viewing, via live-cam, the sunrise in the Magic Kingdome. Although WDW is in the same eastern time zone as I am, they are slightly west of my location as well as being 1,000 miles + and this means sunrise is a little over a half hour later there than it is here. The other? While the cameras were focused on the east, local residents noticed west and moving overhead was a lot of clouds, which belied the beautiful day shown on the feed. The same thing happens to me at times – my apartment faces due east and I often miss the weather when it approaches from the west or southwest.
The sunrise was gorgeous, the music appropriate, and it was a lovely, peaceful celebration for Beltane
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