kids are the future of the planet
Today is the 4th day of the 29th week, the 18th day of the 7th month, the 199th day of 2018, and:
- National Caviar Day
- National Hot Dog Day
- National Sour Candy Day
- Nelson Mandela International Day -- Nelson Mandela, a leading anti-apartheid figure and South Africa's first black president, was born in Mvezo 100 years ago
- Perfect Family Day
- Take Your Poet to Work Day
- World Listening Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1290 – King Edward I of England issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England; this was Tisha B'Av on the Hebrew calendar, a day that commemorates many Jewish calamities.
1334 – The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
1870 – The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility. He is only infallible when speaking of a divine revelation he has received, and since that time, the only example of an ex cathedra decree took place in 1950, when Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary as an article of faith.
1872 – The Ballot Act 1872 in the United Kingdom introduced the requirement that parliamentary and local government elections be held by secret ballot.
1914 – The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf.
1927 - Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,000th career hit.
1942 – The Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 using its jet engines for the first time.
1966 – Gemini 10 is launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.
1968 – Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.
1992 – A picture of Les Horribles Cernettes was taken, which became the first ever photo posted to the World Wide Web.
1999 - David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched the 14th perfect game in modern major league baseball history in a game against the Montreal Expos.
Quote of the day:
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
~ Nelson Mandela
12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand and the entire world, including the US, holds its breath and gets hourly updates on their condition until their ordeal is over.
Somewhere between 1,425 - 1720 children [give or take a thousand or so], some under the age of five are taken from their parents and mistreated – held in horrible conditions -- and a huge amount of the US citizenry shrugs and says "what can you expect? They're illegal aliens". Elon Musk doesn’t offer to help them
They’re children and they are scared, lonely and desperate.
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