not being Pollyanna but....
Today is the 5th day of the 19th week, the 10th day of the 5th month, the 130th day of 2018, and:
and the earliest possible day on which Pentecost can fall, while June 13 is the latest; celebrated seven weeks after Easter Day.
- Clean Up Your Room Day
- Independence Day -- Romania from the Ottoman Empire in 1877.
- Make-A-Book Day
- National Be Kind To Lawyers Day
- National Children's Mental Heath Awareness Day
- National Farm Animals Day
- National Library Workers Day
- National Library Day
- National Shrimp Day
- National Sibling Day
- Salvation Army Founder's Day
- Safety Pin Day
- Trust Your Intuition Day
- World Lupus day
On this day in ...
28 BC – A sunspot is observed by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.
1497 – Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
1503 – Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
1768 – John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
1773 – The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
1774 – Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.
1824 – The National Gallery in London opens to the public.
1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the golden spike.
1872 – Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States although some have questioned that priority given issues with the legality of her run -- she was one year younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35 and therefore not actually eligible, although she would've been 35 when sworn in
1904 – The Horch & Cir. Motorwagenwerke AG is founded. It would eventually become the Audi company.
1908 – Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church, in Grafton, West Virginia.
1916 – Sailing in the lifeboat James Caird, Ernest Shackleton arrives at South Georgia after a journey of 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island.
1922 – The United States annexes the Kingman Reef, a largely submerged, uninhabited triangular shaped reef, located in the North Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed first Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains so until his death in 1972.
1946 – First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
1960 – The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
1962 – Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.
1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.
2013 – One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Quote of the day:
“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
~ Guillaume Appollinaire, French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic
I can’t do anything about the president making decisions that I find dangerous and impossible. I can’t do anything about income inequity, homelessness, the high cost of health care, prejudice, intolerance, Calvinism, my inability to retire, or any of the other things that cause me angst, raise my blood pressure, and give me indigestion. Yes I think that winning the lottery would make me happy. Yes I think that things getting easier for my daughters would make me [and them] happy. But sometimes I need to choose to kick back and appreciate what I have, and enjoy the small moments
Everything comes with pluses and minuses and there is always a downside to every upside. For today at least, I’m not going to worry and just be happy.
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