Today is the 4th day of the 42nd week, the 17th day of the 10th month, the 290th day of 2018, and:
- Black Poetry Day
- Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day [AKA BRA Day USA]
- Four Prunes Day
- Hagfish Day
- Information Overload Day
- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- International Print Day
- Love Your Body Day
- Medical Assistants Recognition Day
- Mulligan Day
- National Edge Day
- National Fossil Day
- National Pasta Day
- National Playing Card Collectors Day
- National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
- National Take your Parents to Lunch Day
- Pay Back A Friend Day
- Spreadsheet Day
- Wear Something Gaudy Day
- World Trauma Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1456 – The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia).
1534 – Anti-Catholic posters appear in public places in Paris and in four major provincial cities supporting Huldrych Zwingli's position on the Mass -- he was questioning the doctrine that Jesus is really or substantially present in the Eucharist, not merely symbolically or metaphorically.
1558 – Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, is founded.
1604 – Kepler's Supernova: German astronomer Johannes Kepler observes a supernova in the constellation Ophiuchus.
1814 – Eight people die in the London Beer Flood.
1817 – Giovanni Belzoni discovers the tomb of Seti I.
1827 – Bellini's third opera, Il pirata, is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
1860 – First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).
1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
1907 – Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
1919 – RCA is incorporated as the Radio Corporation of America.
1931 – mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.
1933 – Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
1943 – The Burma Railway (Burma–Thailand Railway) is completed.
1956 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield, in Cumbria, England.
1956 – Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer play a famous chess game called The Game of the Century. Fischer beat Byrne and wins a Brilliancy prize.
1965 – The 1964–65 New York World's Fair closes after a two-year run. More than 51 million people had attended the event.
1980 – As part of the Holy See–United Kingdom relations a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican
2003 – The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 56 metres (184 ft) and become the world's tallest highrise.
2018 – Legalization of recreational use of cannabis in Canada.
Today I find myself humming quietly “Mama told me there’d be days like this” and thanking heaven that the week is halfway over. It’s been a very long week and I have auditors in tomorrow.
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