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Today is the 2nd day of the 30th week, the 22nd day of the 7th month, the 203rd day of 2019, and: 
  • Fragile X Awareness Day - About 1 in 151 females and 1 in 468 males carry the fragile X permutation, which causes different developmental issues
  • Global Hug Your Kid Day
  • Hammock Day - Developed by the Mayans of Central and South America for sleeping or resting, a hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting, which is suspended between two points such as posts or trees.
  • Lion's Share Day – did you know the saying comes from one of Aesop’s Fables
  • National Penuche Fudge Day - according to Wikipedia, Penuche is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla.
  • National Ratcatcher's Day - commemorates the Pied Piper of Hamlin
  • PI Approximation day [AKA Casual Pi Day] – 22/7 is a common approximation of π
  • Spoonerism Day - Today is the birthday of William Archibald Spooner, a long-serving Oxford don with a reputation for absent-mindedness, and a tendency to mangle the syllables in a spoken phrase
  • Summer Leisure Day
 

ON THIS DAY IN...

1633 - Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992)

1847 - First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory [or did he invent the doughnut hole?)

1874 - Dr Andrew T Still, discovers the science of osteopathy

1874 - Game of lawn tennis introduced

1939 - Princes (future Queen) Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN)

1947 - a record setting 12" rain falls in 42 mins (Holt, MO)

1959 - Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1972 - "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances

1976 - "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances

1977 - Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released, first Disney film to get a sequel

1978 - James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced

1980 - Pope John Paul II beatifies Kateri Tekakwitha, making her the 1st Native American to be beatified

1983 - first time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle

1989 - Business Day reports that SA is about to test an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads

1991 - Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines

2015 - JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight

2019 - NASA Voyager is 20 hrs 11 mins 33 secs of light-travel time from Earth

 

Quote of the day:

"The fact that we don’t know—that nothing is certain and we therefore can’t hold on to anything—can evoke fear and depression, but it can also evoke a sense of wonder, curiosity, and freedom. Some of our best moments come when we haven’t yet decided what will happen next."

~ Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, “Open Stillness

 

There is something wrong with any month that has five Mondays and only four Fridays.

 

 

 

Just saying…..


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