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
- 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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