I have a 2nd life
Today is the 2nd day of the 17th week, the 26th day of the 4th month, the 116th day of 2021, and:
The full moon at 11:33 PM EDT AKA the Pink Moon
- Alien Day
- Audubon Day
- Get Organized Day
- Hug a Friend Day
- Hug an Australian Day
- International Chernobyl Disaster Reembrace Cay
- Lesbian Visibility Day
- National Dissertation Day
- National Help a Horse Day
- National Kids and Pets Day
- National Pretzel Day
- National Richter Scale Day
- National Static Cling Day
- Pesach Sheni
- World Intellectual Property Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1514 - Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn
1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown)
1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist.
1859 - Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity - first time this defense used successfully in the US
1954 - Mass trials of Jonas Salk's anti-polio vaccine begin; the first shot is delivered in Fairfax County, Virginia; more than 443,000 children receive shots over three months
1956 – SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey, for Houston, Texas.
1962 – NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
1962 - US and UK launch Ariel; first international payload
1968 - US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device
1970 – The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - NASA launches space vehicle S-201
1980 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
1986 – World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, radioactive contamination reaches much of Western Europe
1986 - France performs nuclear test
1993 - STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
2019 – Marvel Studios' blockbuster film, Avengers: Endgame, is released, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing the previous box office record of Avatar
2019 - "No religion" tops survey of American religious identity for the first time at 23.1% edging out Catholics 23.0% and evangelicals 22.5%, in long-running General Social Survey
2021 - NASA Voyager is 21 hrs 03 mins 38 secs of light-travel time from Earth
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Online, you can get rid of all the baggage of real life. You have no idea about someone’s background, what school they go to, what their face looks like. All you need to know is that they play games, they’re nice and they’re accepting of you.”
~ Hannah, 20, tells The Guardian about the role games played in helping her to come to terms with her real-world gender identity.
One of the things I would tell newbies back when I was mentoring for Linden Labs on Welcome Island was that living a 2nd life would be liberating, and that was both good and bad news. In world you had no roles and expectations when you arrived. In the real world we were daughters/sons, parents, teachers, workers, managers, volunteers, members of a church, part of a race. In your 2nd life, you were what you wanted to be. Those who fundamentally had good hearts and those who were trolls would reveal themselves by their actions. It was all up to you
For the first time in my life, I was not prejudged. Having been the class caricature for 12 years of public school, I found being beladona very relaxing