just be there....
Today is the 4th day of the 36th week, the 4th day of the 9th month, the 247th day of 2019 [with only 111 shopping days until Christmas], and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Eat an Extra Dessert Day
- Global Talent Acquisition Day
- National Macadamia Nut Day
- National Newspaper Carrier Day – in 1833 the first newsboy (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old) was hired by the NY Sun
- National Wildlife Day
476 - Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire
1609 - Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan
1682 - English astronomer Edmond Halley observes the comet named after him
1781 - Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
1807 - Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
1882 - in its first large-scale test, Thomas Edison's light bulb is used to light NY's Pearl Street Station
1888 - George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"
1893 - English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy
1912 - First accident (collision) in London Underground; 22 people injured
1920 - Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
1922 - William Walmsley and William Lyons officially found the Swallow Sidecar Company (later Jaguar Cars) in Blackpool, England
1936 - "Swing Time", directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is released
1945 - American chess grandmaster Reuben Fine wins four simultaneous rapid (10 seconds per move) games blindfolded in New York City
1950 - NASCAR’s first paved super speedway, Darlington Raceway hosts Southern 500, first 500-mile event in NASCAR history; winner Johnny Mantz in a Plymouth
1964 - NASA launches its first Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
1965 - Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for three weeks
1967 - Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1972 - "The Price is Right" - US's longest running games show debuts on CBS
1977 - "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances. It played at the Morris Mechanic for nine weeks and we got to know much of the cast who went on to Broadway! I loved that show.
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1992 - "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on three networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
1998 - Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University
2018 - F.B.I. announces they have recovered Dorothy's ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz", stolen 13 years ago
Quote of the day:
“Most of us are experts at solving other people’s problems, but we generally solve them in terms of our own and the advice we give is seldom for other people but for ourselves.”
~ Nan Fairbrother, The House in the Country
When somebody starts to share their story with you, just listen. Don’t try and solve their problem, don’t try and fix what is wrong. You see, sometimes what is needed is a shoulder to cry on and a willing sympathizer, not advice.
Seriously, you can tell YOUR story another time
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