you only live twice....
Today is the 6th day of the 49th week, the 4th day of the 12th month, the 339th day of 2020, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ....
- Bartender Appreciation Day
- Cabernet Franc Day
- Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
- Faux Fur Friday
- International Cheetah Day
- National Dystychiphobia Awareness Day
- International Sweater Vestival
- National Cookie Day
- National Dice Day
- National Sock Day
- Santa’s List Day
- Wear Brown Shoes Day
- World Wildlife Conservation Day
1563 – The final session of the Council of Trent is held. (It had opened on December 13, 1545.)
1674 - Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago
1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published.
1829 – In the face of fierce local opposition, British Governor-General Lord William Bentinck issues a regulation declaring that anyone who abets suttee in Bengal is guilty of culpable homicide.
1861 – The 109 Electors of the several states of the Confederate States of America unanimously elect Jefferson Davis as President and Alexander H. Stephens as Vice President.
1872 – The crewless American brigantine Mary Celeste, drifting in the Atlantic, is discovered by the Canadian brig Dei Gratia. The ship has been abandoned for nine days but is only slightly damaged. Her master Benjamin Briggs and all nine others known to have been on board are never accounted for
1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1889 - Explorer Henery Morton Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.
1927 - Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in Harlem
1930 - Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
1952 - Killer fogs begin in London, England; the term "Smog" is coined
1954 - The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time.
1961 - Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - The Beatles release their "Beatles For Sale" album
1965 - Gemini 7 launched with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell
1978 - Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1985 - "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
1986 - US launches its Fleet Satellite Communications System (Fltsatcom-7)
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1991 – Pan American World Airways ceases its operations after 64 years.
1996 - NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
1998 – The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
2006 - An adult giant squid is caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo
2014 - The United Nations warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began
2018 - Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone
2019 - North American migratory birds getting smaller, their wings wider due to climate change according to study by University of Michigan published in journal "Ecology Letters"
2020 - NASA Voyager is 21 hrs 03 mins 58 secs of light-travel time from Earth
beladona Memorial has spent 15 years in Second Life as of today.
The first beladona was rezzed over a year earlier when Linden Labs first opened the grid. I landed in the corral, and quickly found out that the dial-up I was using for my internet connection meant that I couldn’t move. Disgusted, I left her caught in some bushes and logged out. Prompted by the chance to attend a talk by someone I knew, and buoyed by a recently purchased DSL connection, I recreated the account, logged back in, and promptly ended up on the stage, sitting on the presenter’s head. I quickly logged back out, but was intrigued enough to return and wander about exploring.
15 years, 13 avatars, 3 partners, 2 Masters, and 2 marriages later, with my home permanently on the beach in Nowhereville, I am still wandering about living my 2nd life.