it didn't rain today .... yet
Today is the 5th day of the 30th week, the 26th day of the 7th month, the 207th day of 2018, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Americans With Disabilities Day
- Armed Forces Unification Day
- Aunts and Uncles Day
- Independence Day -- Liberia from the American Colonization Society in 1847; Maldives from the United Kingdom in 1965
- National All or Nothing Day
- National Bagelfest Day
- National Chili Dog Day
- National Coffee Milkshake Day
- National Intern Day
- National Refreshment Day
- One Voice Day
1615 - First Mass and establishment of the First Roman Catholic mission at Trois-Rivières, Québec
1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.
1775 – The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania takes office as Postmaster General.
1803 – The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London, United Kingdom.
1811 - Miles Macdonell leads the first ship-load of Selkirk settlers, mostly evicted Scottish Highlanders from the Sutherland estates, for the Red River Colony; after wintering at York Factory, they will arrive on August 30, 1812 the following year.
1874 - Alexander Graham Bell First describes his idea for the telephone to his father at the family home in Brantford; he will build the first telephone in Boston, Massachusetts in 1875, and in 1876, makes the first long distance call over telegraph wires from Brantford to Mount Pleasant, Ontario, 3 km away.
1882 – Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
1908 – United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
1918 – Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.
1946 – Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport.
1948 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military of the United States.
1951 – Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom.
1958 – Explorer 4 is launched.
1963 – Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
1971 – Launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.
1982 - NASA launches Canada's Anik D1 Comsat on a Delta rocket. Cape Canaveral, Florida
1989 – A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
2005 – STS-114 Mission: Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
2016 – Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 42 mins 35 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist.
And since today is “throwback Thursday” and they won’t let me throw it back….
To think that nine years ago I was preoccupied with making designs with crops in Farmland!
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