why do you read who you read?
Today is the 4th day of the 23rd week, the 6th day of the 6th month, the 157th day of 2018, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Atheist Pride Day [also on March 20th]
- Drive-in Movie Day – In 1933 the first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
- Global Running Day
- National Applesauce Cake Day
- National Eyewear Day
- National Gardening Exercise Day
- National Higher Education Day
- National Hunger Awareness Day
- National Tailors' Day
- National Yo-yo Day
- Russian Language Day
913 – Emperor Alexander III dies of exhaustion while playing the game tzykanion (Byzantine name for polo). He is succeeded by his 8-year-old nephew Constantine VII.
1716 – The first slaves arrive in Louisiana.
1822 – Alexis St. Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1844 – The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1844 – The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens in London
1892 – The Chicago "L" elevated rail system begins operation.
1921 – Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
1925 - Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp.
1932 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1⁄4¢/L) sold.
1944 - the D-Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France
1946 – The Basketball Association of America is founded in New York City; the BAA was the precursor to the modern National Basketball Association
1954 – The grand opening of the sculpture of Yuriy Dolgorukiy took place in Moscow. This statue is one of the main monuments of Moscow.
1964 – Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany are terminated. They never resume.
1971 – Soyuz 11 is launched.
1985 – The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death"; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
2002 – A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
2004 – Tamil is established as a "classical language" by the President of India, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
2006 - The date of June 6, 2006 was significant for followers of Christian eschatology, 6/6/6 being the "Number of the Beast". Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins chose this date to publish their novel The Rapture, a Christian science fiction book with eschatological themes.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 36 mins 17 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
"Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much."
~ Peter Ustinov, English actor, voice actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter.
And therein lies the unspoken fear of every person who chooses to blog or self-publish – why should anyone read?
The struggle is to translate. The good writers do it well; the rest of us just keep trying.
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