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Today is the 4th day of the 25th week, the 20th day of the 6th month, the 174th day of 2018, and:
And the earliest date for the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern hemisphere
- American Eagle Day -- The Bald Eagle was selected as the U.S.A.’s National Emblem by our country’s Founding Fathers on June 20, 1782 by the Second Continental Congress
- Flitch of Bacon Day -- an English tradition by which a flitch of bacon [a side of bacon half of a pig that has been cut in half lengthwise] is to be given to every man or woman who demanded it a year and a day after their marriage
- Lambrusco Day ((got wine?))
- National Hike With A Geek Day – another attempt to get folks to unplug and go outside
- National Ice Cream Soda Day
- National Kouign Amann Day – In case you were wondering, it is a round crusty cake, originally made with bread dough, containing layers of butter and sugar folded in, similar in fashion to puff pastry
- National Vanilla Milkshake Day
- New Identity Day – who are you really?
- Plain Yogurt Day
- Toad Hollow Day of Thank You – apparently no one is quite certain about this one…..
- World Productivity Day
- World Refuge Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1631 – The Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
1782 – The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
1787 – Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the 'United States'.
1819 – The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
1837 – King William IV of England dies. Windsor, England and Queen Victoria ascends the British throne at age 18 succeeding her uncle, William IV; crowned June 28, 1838 in Westminster Abbey, she will reign for 63 years until her death in 1901
1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
1895 – The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
1900 – Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
1944 – The experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket reaches an altitude of 176 km, becoming the first man-made object to reach outer space.
1945 – The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip.
1948 - The TV variety series "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan debuted on CBS.
1972 – Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
1975 – The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".
1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange for relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.
1990 – Asteroid Eureka, the first Mars trojan [an object that shares the orbit of the planet Mars around the Sun], is discovered
2007 - Sammy Sosa of the Texas Rangers became the fifth major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs.
State at the moment:
- The apartment building A/C is not working correctly for anyone above the 2nd floor [I live on the 20th] because a blower motor is not operating. A new motor has been ordered and should be there in three days, after which it has to be installed. I’m betting Monday before the apartment really cools down but the temperatures for the rest of the week look more moderate and the place is bearable, more-or-less, although one does not feel like doing anything
- Panda, my feline friend, has developed hypothyroidism. There are three courses of treatment – daily medication, change up all her food, or radiation treatment. The latter is the only cure, but it costs around $2K+ all the test
- I still have not found a GYN on my doctor’s recommended list that will accept Medicare. Fortunately my issue is not life-threatening so I can continue looking.
- After years of bellyaching about Social Security and Medicare being called an entitlement when I paid for it for the past 53 years? Legally it is just that. I STILL don’t care for the negative connotations though
There, that doesn’t sound so bad, now does it?
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