not politically correct
Today is the 6th day of the 40th week, the 5th day of the 10th month, the 278th day of 2018 [with only 80 shopping days until Christmas], and:
- Chic Spy Day
- Do Something Nice Day
- Global James Bond Day
- International Day of No Prostitution
- Kids Music Day
- Manufacturing Day
- National Apple Betty Day
- National Body Language Day
- National Denim Day [or Lee's National Denim Day]
- National Diversity Day
- National Get Funky Day
- National Storytelling Day
- World Smile Day
- World Teacher's Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1550 – Foundation of Concepción, Chile
1607 – Assassins sent by the Pope attempt to kill Venetian statesman and scientist Paolo Sarpi.
1665 – The University of Kiel is founded.
1857 – The city of Anaheim, California is founded.
1905 – Wilbur Wright pilots the Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
1911 – The Kowloon–Canton Railway commences service.
1914 – An aircraft successfully destroys another aircraft with gunfire during WWI
1921 – The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.
1938 – In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports are invalidated.
1947 - in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe.
1962 - The Beatles' first hit, "Love Me Do," was released in the United Kingdom.
1962 - The first James Bond theatrical feature, "Dr. No" starring Sean Connery as Agent 007, premiered in London.
1966 – A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltddown
1969 - "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC Television.
1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
1982 – Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths. As a result, every pill bottle became much much harder to open
1984 – Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
1986 – Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed when the British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu's story.
1990 – After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
You know what? It may not be very sensitive of me, but I honestly don’t care whether or not you call it Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day, I’m just all kinds of pleased that it is a federal holiday and I have off
Three day weekend for the win!!!
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