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EOM - July 2018

Today is the 3rd day of the 31st week, the 31st day of the 7th month, the 212th day of 2018, and: 
  • Black Women's Equal Pay Day
  • National Avocado Day
  • national Cotton Candy Day
  • National Jump for Jelly Beans Day
  • National Mutt Day
  • National Raspberry Cake Day
  • Shredded Wheat Day
  • Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day
  • World Ranger Day
 

ON THIS DAY IN ...

 781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: 6th day of the 7th month of the 1st year of the Ten'o (天応) era).

1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.

1703 – Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.

1790 – The first U.S. patent is issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.

1856 – Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.

1865 – The first narrow-gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia.

1880 - Imperial Order-in-Council transfers all British possessions in North America to Canada except Newfoundland and the Labrador coast, effective September 1, 1880; including ownership of all Arctic Islands

1938 – Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis.

1964 – Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.

1970 – Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.

1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.

1991 – The United States and Soviet Union both sign the START I Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the first to reduce (with verification) both countries' stockpiles.

1999 – Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector: NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.

2008 - Scientists reported the Phoenix spacecraft had confirmed the presence of frozen water in Martian soil.

2012 – Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.

2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 43 mins 26 secs of light-travel time from Earth

 

Some of the reasons I need to stop reading the news:
  • Coordinated disinformation operations around the mid-term elections
  • Collusion is not a crime
  • Guns can be printed from 3D blueprints
  • Wildfires
  • Healthcare costs
  • Budget cuts to all social programs while tax cuts to the 1% continue
  • Eroding US stature in the world
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Wanton cruelty to animals
 

 

 

See ya out there….


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