knowing what you don't know...
Today is the 3rd day of the 22nd week, the 28th day of the 5th month, the 148th day of 2019 [with only 210 shopping days until Christmas], and:
ON THIS DAY IN ....
- Amnesty International Day [AKA Human Rights Day] -- Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson.
- International [and National] Hamburger Day – I’m not sure Wimpy would be happy this day is on a Tuesday given that he is always promising to pay up on that day, unless of course, he means NEXT Tuesday!
- Menstrual Hygiene Day -- initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2014 and aims to benefit women and girls worldwide. Just getting folks to discuss menstruation out in the open would be a major step, I can’t think of any other bodily function that is wrapped in such taboos – and that includes feces!
- National Brisket Day – brisket is one of the nine primal cuts of beef and comes from the breast or lower chest of a cow or steer, although the same cut of meat from a lamb is also called a [veal.] brisket. Twitter is buzzing with posts and recipes
- Sierra Club Day -- Sierra Club was founded on this day in 1892 with 182 charter members. In its first conservation campaign, Club lead the effort to defeat a proposed reduction in the boundaries of Yosemite National Park.
- Slugs Return from Capistrano Day – think about it. Those sparrows are hungry!
585 BC - Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales; one of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.
1742 - 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
1830 - US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, authorizing the Army to force Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears
1889 - Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company
1929 - the first all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
1936 - Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.
1937 – Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer is founded.
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, become 1st animals retrieved from a space mission
1961 - Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on the Orient Express (after 78 years)
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 - USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
1972 - White House "plumbers" first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate Complex in Washington D.C.
1990 - Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)
1997 - Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
1998 - Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
2018 - Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink - Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan
2019 - NASA Voyager is 20 hrs 05 mins 19 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
"In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists."
~ Eric Hoffer, American moral and social philosopher
How many of us know someone who graduated from school, and never picked up a book again? How many of us know someone who was trained to perform a task, and they still do it exactly the way they were trained years and years later? And here’s the thing, while somethings we learned are timeless [i.e. values], others have become outdated because the world itself has changed. That block of knowledge you acquired via schooling has to be grown and supplemented if it is not to become outmoded
“Continuous Learning “ is not just a management catch-phrase – I first ran into the phrase in the 90’s as I dove into the knowledge management community -- it is a way of life
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