rainy days and Mondays
Today is the 2nd day of the 31st week, the 30th day of the 7th month, the 211th day of 2018, and:
- Father-in-Law Day
- Health Care Now! Medicare's Birthday
- Independence Day -- Vanuatu from the United Kingdom and France in 1980. ((I'll save you the time and effort of googling that -- it is a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean in a archipelago east of northern Australia))
- International Day of Friendship
- National Cheesecake Day
- National Chicken and Waffles Day
- National Support Public Education Day
- National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
- Paperback Book Day
- World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
- World Snorkeling Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
762 – Baghdad is founded.
1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time
1729 – Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.
1733 – The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
1792 - The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, was first sung in Paris.
1825 – Malden Island is discovered by captain George Byron, 7th Baron Byron.
1859 – First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
1945 - the USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Only 316 out of 1,196 men survived the sinking and shark-infested waters.
1956 – A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.
1962 – The Trans-Canada Highway, the longest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
1971 – Apollo 15 Mission -- David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.
1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.
1980 – Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law.
2003 – In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 43 mins 16 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
“When we smile and welcome the newbie or allow ourselves to be welcomed, we act out of our recognition that belonging is a common human need, one that is not an obstacle to, but in service of, waking up.”
~ Kate Johnson, “Making the First Move”
July was one of those months that had five – FIVE  – Mondays. Fortunately it was also one of those months that had three pays in it. But too many of these Mondays have been rainy as well…. Me? I'm dreaming of vacations
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