it's that time of year
Today is the 4th day of the 18th week, the 2nd day of the 5th month, the 122nd day of 2018 [think about it – 1/3 of the year is now behind us and there only 236 shopping days left before Christmas], and:
On this day in ...
- Baby Day
- Brothers and Sisters Day
- Great American Grump Out
- International Scurvy Awareness Day
- National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
- National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy
- National (Deaf) Interpreter Day
- National Fire Day
- National Life Insurance Day
- National Play Your Ukulele Day
- National Truffle Day
- Roberts Rule of Order Day
- Take a Baby to Lunch Day
- World Tuna Day
1611 – The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
1829 – After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
1863 – Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.
1932 - Jack Benny's first radio show debuted on the NBC Blue Network. ((all he had to do was say "well" and audiences would crack up))
1941 - General Mills began shipping a new cereal called "Cheerioats" to six test markets. (The cereal was later renamed "Cheerios.")
1952 – The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
1955 – Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1963 – Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
1964 – First ascent of Shishapangma, the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1969 – The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
1982 - The Weather Channel debuted.
1998 – The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
2012 – A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.
Quote of the day:
“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Now that it appears winter has actually left and the A/C has been turned on, the annual start of Thermostat Wars is duly noted in the office with the hot house plants VS those of us who prefer a cooler environment
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