what is sauce for the goose
Today is the 3rd day of the 25th week, the 18th day of the 6th month, the 169th day of 2019 [with only 189 shopping days until Christmas], and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Autistic Pride Day
- Clark Kent's Birthday (Superman)
- Go Fishing Day
- International Panic Day
- International Picnic Day
- International Sushi Day
- National Cherry Tart Day
- National Splurge Day
- Sustainable Gasteronomy Day
1178 - Five monks at Canterbury report something exploding on the moon shortly after sunset (only known observation)
1767 - Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti, considered the first European to reach the island
1873 - Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for voting for US President
1892 - Originating in Australia, the Jordan brothers planted macadamia trees on the Big Island. Although the first macadamia tree was planted in 1881 by William Purvis, it was the Jordan brothers who made them popular among the sugar plantation owners.
1928 - American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
1977 - Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, it was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
1983 - 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space
1989 - Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion
1999 - Hindi film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai
2003 - Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads targeted to the specific content of their individual web pages, many of which like On This Day (then HistoryOrb.com) go on to start their own publishing businesses
2005 - David Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC "Doctor Who" episode "The Parting of the Ways"
2006 - The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched
2015 - Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"
2016 - Soyuz capsule returns to Earth the first British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days
2018 - President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force
Quote of the day:
"At the heart of the matter lies a fundamental question: Do we support our long-cherished ideals of democratic fair play or the “by any means necessary” approach that is becoming more prevalent in the current political climate?"
~ Jason Rezaian, Global Opinions writer, Opinion | The State Department has been funding trolls. I’m one of their targets
We have to ask ourselves if our indignation over the Russian meddling in our politics isn’t misplaced. Actually it is simply the United States being served with its own sauce – not only the CIA but the State Department has been doing this for years without it coming to the attention of the general public. Finding this out explains to me why the US is so despised in the world and why it is so difficult for Americans to understand how they are regarded by other peoples.
*takes a deep breath*
This too shall pass
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