you have a choice...
Today is the 4th day of the 41st week, the 10th day of the 10th month,
- Emergency Nurses Day
- Hug a Drummer Day
- Independence Day -- Cuba from Spain 1868 and Fiji from United Kingdom in 1970
- International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
- International Newspaper Carrier Day
- International Stage Management Day
- International Top Spinning Day
- International Walk to School Day
- Motorsports Memorial Day
- National Angel Food Cake Day
- National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day
- National Cake Decorating Day
- National Handbag Day
- National Love Your Hair Day
- National Metric Day
- National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
- National SHIFT10 Day
- National Stop Bullying Day or Bullying Prevention Day
- National Tuxedo Day
- Naval Academy Day
- Powers of Ten Day
- Squid and Cuttlefish Day
- Stop America's Violence Everywhere [SAVE] Today
- US Naval Academy Day
- World Day Against The Death Penalty
- World Homeless Day
- World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
- World Mental Health Day
- World Porridge Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1754 - Hudson's Bay Company trader and explorer Anthony Henday becomes the First European to visit the Blackfoot First Nation, near modern Red Deer, Alberta
1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 students.
1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.
1886 - The tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
1935 - George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess," featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.
1957 – The Windscale fire in Cumbria, UK is the world's first major nuclear accident.
1963 – The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect.
1964 – The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary satellite.
1966 - The Beach Boys released the single "Good Vibrations."
1967 – The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
1973 - Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion and resigned his office. Corrupt? ((This was no surprise to the constituency of Baltimore County, where he had been the exec in the early 60's, as he was often criticized for being too cozy with big business and for contracts awarded to cronies))
1999 - Thousands gather to watch the giant Ferris wheel [known as Millennium Wheel] become the latest landmark on the London skyline.
Quote of the day:
“At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren't where you want to be, you will always be a failure.”
~ Erin Cummings, an American actress
Some choices are irrevocable. Sometimes you open your mouth and you know, you just know, that what you are going to say or not say is going to change your life and/or the lives of others. Time seems to slow down, your breath chills in your chest, your, peripheral vision fades and as you speak, the sound of a door slamming loudly behind you echoes in your soul. This moment is etched in your psyche, a moment frozen in time where everything changed, seared into your very indentity. And you watch with tears pricking your eyelids, with intense sorrow in your soul for all the might-have-beens that just winked out of existence, and you take a deep breath.
And you go on into the new future, into the new state of being, into the different possibilities you just created. The choice has been made and now the consequences have to be dealt with.
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