Today is the 3rd day of the 40th week, the 2nd day of the 10th month, the 275th day of 2018, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Guardian Angel Day
- Independence Day -- Guinea from France in 1958
- International Day of Non-Violence
- National Custodial Worker Day
- National Fried Scallops Day
- National Fruit at Work Day
- National Name Your Car Day
- National Research Maniacs Food Day
- Peanuts (Cartoon) Day – the strip debuted in 1950
- Phileas Fogg's Wager Day
- Simchat Torah -- a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle
- World Day for Farmed Animals
- World No Alcohol Day
1528 – William Tyndale publishes The Obedience of a Christian Man [the full title isThe Obedience of a Christian Man , and how Christen rulers ought to govern, wherein also (if thou mark diligently) thou shalt find eyes to perceive the crafty convience of all iugglers], and is best known for advocating that the king of a country was the head of that country's church, rather than the pope, and the divine right of kings.
1535 – Jacques Cartier discovers the present site of Montreal.
1789 – The United States Bill of Rights is sent to the various States for ratification.
1925 – John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
1928 – The organization "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church which teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity, is founded.
1959 – Rod Serling’s anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS. The first episode is “Where Is Everybody?”
2000 - The International Space Station got its first residents as an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a four-month stay.
2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks. A total of ten people randomly gunned down and three critically injured while going about their everyday lives—mowing the lawn, pumping gas, shopping, reading a book. Apparently they hoped to get money from the government in an extortion scheme to end the shootings. He then planned to use the money to fund a camp to train children to commit acts of terrorism in the United States.
Thought for the day:
“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
There is little doubt that if I go by their Facebook pages, many people [some of whom I actually know personally rather than just follow] live a life that is very much more fun-filled than my own. I keep in mind, though, as I peruse the pictures and videos, that I am only seeing the light-hearted side they turn to the public – I have no idea of the daily interactions, any struggles they may be having, or troubles they are not referring too. I have had way too much experience with families that present one face to the world at large while actually very turbulent and angst-ridden.
I’ll just keep trudging along in my own moccasins, thank you very much
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