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Today is the 3rd day of the 27th week, the 3rd day of the 7th month, the 184th day of 2018, and: 
  • American Redneck Day – are all rednecks American, or do they have rednecks in other countries?  Now there’s a thought question for you!
  • Disobedience Day
  • International Plastic Bag Free Day
  • National Chocolate Wafer Day
  • National Compliment Your Mirror Day
  • National Eat Beans Day
  • National Fried Clam Day
  • Stay Out of the  Sun Day
  • Superman Day --  DC Comics hosted Superman Day at the NY World's Fair in 1940, featuring the first public appearance of "The Man of Tomorrow", Superman (Ray Middleton) in full costume and a live Superman radio broadcast from the fairgrounds.
  • The start of the Dog Days according to the Old Farmer's Almanac but not according to established meaning in most European cultures -- historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
 

ON THIS DAY IN ...

1608 – Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain as he builds his Habitation at the foot of Cape Diamond on the site of Place Royale; a fortified trading post with trenches, cellars and a palisade on the bank of the St. Lawrence River; sponsored by King Henri IV and the first permanent European settlement

1767 – Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.

1767 – Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.

1819 – The Bank for Savings in the City of New-York, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.

1839 – The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State University, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with three students.

1844 – The last pair of great auks is killed.

1884 – Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.

1886 – Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first purpose-built automobile.

1886 – The New-York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.

1898 - Captain Joshua Slocum, from Briar Island, Nova Scotia, arrives at Fairhaven in his small wooden oyster dredger, Spray, after completing the first solo circumnavigation of the world, a voyage of 65,000 km and writing a book Sailing Alone Around the World, that is still in print

1913 – Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.

1938 – World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h).

1938 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

1962 – Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1969 – The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.

1996 – Stone of Scone [AKA the Stone of Destiny or the Lia Fail], stone that for centuries was associated with the crowning of Scottish kings, is returned to Scotland.

2005 - A NASA space probe, Deep Impact, hit its comet target as planned in a mission to learn how the solar system formed.

 

As the 242nd birthday of the United States of America approaches, I just wish things were going a bit better.  How do I define “better? 
  • A robust economy that takes care of all stakeholders, which includes employees and communities, not just shareholders with less Calvinism, elitism and income inequity
  • A respect for the rights of others, including the right to help when you need it
  • Cohabitation and collaboration with different cultures
  • And more care for our Mother Earth
And I wish these goals and objectives were more in tune with all Americans



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