yes tomorrow is Monday, but...
Today is the 1st day of the 21st week, the 20th day of the 5th month, the 140th day of 2018, and:
On this day in...
- Bay to Breakers Race [Oldest Footrace in America!]
- Be a Millionaire Day – did you know “millionaire” was a term coined by Lord Byron in a letter written in 1816?
- Eliza Doolittle Day – just you wait
- Everybody Draw Mohammed Day -- started in 2010 to support of artists threatened with violence for drawing representations of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
- Flower Day [AKA Vrubnitsa, Floriile (in romanian) or "Willow Day"]
- Independence day: Cuba from the US in 1902; East Timor from Indonesia in 2002
- National Quiche Lorraine Day
- National Rescue Dog Day
- Neighbor Day
- Pentecost [AKA WhitSunday] -- celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ
- Pick Strawberries Day
- Ride A Unicycle Day
- Shavuot -- identified with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
- Soil Stewardship Day
- Stepmothers' Day
- Take Your Parents to The Playground Day
- Weights and Measures Day -- the Metre Convention was signed by 17 nations leading to the establishment of the International System of Units in 1875
- World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
- World Baking Day
- World Bee Day
- World Metrology Day
325 – The First Council of Nicaea is formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church.
1497 – John Cabot sets sail from Bristol, England, on his ship Matthew looking for a route to the west (other documents give a May 2 date).
1498 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovers the sea route to India when he arrives at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), India.
1570 – Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas.
1609 – Shakespeare's sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
1891 – The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.
1916 - the Saturday Evening Post published its first cover drawn by Norman Rockwell.
1932 - Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
1939 - Regular trans-Atlantic air service began as a Pan American Airways plane took off from Port Washington, N.Y., bound for Europe.
1949 – In the United States, the Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, is established.
1956 – In Operation Redwing, the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1964 – Discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation by Robert Woodrow Wilson and Arno Penzias.
1971 - The album "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye was released.
1973 - Tom Sawyer Island opened at the Magic Kingdom
1983 – First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 35 mins 10 secs of light-travel time from Earth
While not everyone, especially in service-type industries, has the traditional Saturday and Sunday off, I think everyone appreciates the special time warp that seems to dictate the time on the weekends runs at an accelerated rate…. Friday night comes and you are delighted! And you turn around it is Sunday afternoon…. And you have to remind yourself that this is still your time.
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