lonely? not actually....
Today is the 4th day of the 17th week, the 22nd day of the 4th month, the 113th day of 2020, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- "In God We Trust" Day - the Coinage Act of 1864 was passed, mandating that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
- Administrative Professionals Day ((there are some of us who remember this as Secretaries Day))
- April Showers Day
- Chemists Celebrate the Earth Day
- Earth Day – celebrated since 1970, founded by Gaylord Nelson, an American politician and environmentalist from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor
- Girl Scout Leader Day
- Global Selfie Earth Day (NASA)
- International Mother Earth Day
- National Bookmobile Day
- National Jelly Bean Day
- New Moon at 10:26 pm EDT
1056 - Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
1145 - 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, and claims it for Portugal
1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.
1692 - Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging as a cure for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts
1817 - Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
1838 - English steamship "Sirius" docks in NYC after crossing the Atlantic, first transatlantic steam passenger service
1876 – The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of Major League Baseball (Boston Red Stockings beat Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5, and Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's first run)
1876 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet "Swan Lake"
1889 – At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
1906 - New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
1952 - the first atomic explosion is shown on network news, Nob, Nevada
1964 - World's Fair at Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY opens
1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1969 - the first human eye transplant performed
1971 - Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 10 launched
1972 - Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on Moon
1977 – Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 - More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history
1983 – The German magazine Stern claims the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
1983 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - Intel releases 486SX chip
1993 - Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1994 - Borge Ousland is the fist person on a solo and unsupported journey to reach the North Pole
1994 - In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
1998 - Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
2016 - Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
2020 - NASA Voyager is 20 hrs 33 mins 58 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.”
~ Paul Tillich, German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and Lutheran Protestant theologian
Solitude is all about being with yourself. It can be tough if you don’t like yourself though, and that can make one feel lonely. Loneliness can also result from Isolation, when you feel disconnected from others, a feeling of being thrown onto your own resources.
And yet? I think being quarantined by yourself has some advantages, and it is easier to deal with than trying to work around other’s personalities and angst, when your home just doesn’t seem to be big enough to give everyone their space, which all of us need at times….