rainy days and Mondays
Today is the 2nd day of the 24th week, the 11th day of the 6th month, the 162nd day of 2018, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Corn on the Cob Day
- Cousteau Day
- National Cotton Candy Day
- National German Chocolate Cake Day
- National King Kamehameha Day
- National Making Life Beautiful Day
1184 BC – Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
631 – Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China.
1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1776 – The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
1895 – Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race", takes place.
1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.
1920 – During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to coin the political phrase "smoke-filled room".
1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
1959 - The first Hovercraft. which can operate on sea and land, was been officially launched in the Solent, off England's south coast. The Hovercraft, which has been described as a cross between an aircraft, a boat and a land vehicle, was invented by boat-builder Christopher Cockerell.
1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
1963 – Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.
1998 – Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
2002 - The singing competition "American Idol" debuted on Fox.
2004 – Cassini–Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
2008 – The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched into orbit.
2009 - The World Health Organization declared the swine flu outbreak a pandemic.
Quote of the day:
“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”
~ Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker
And so it is Monday – and raining. Again. There is just something about rainy days and Mondays And it is cooler too, which means there will be thermostat wars – is it close and stuffy? Or is it too cold? No one can agree….
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