Today is the 6th day of the 27th week, the 6th day of the 7th month, the 187th day of 2018, and:
- Comic Sans Day
- Earth at Aphelion
- Independence Day -- the Comoros from France in 1975 and Malawi from United Kingdom in 1964.
- International Kissing Day
- National Air Traffic Control Day
- National Fried Chicken Day
- Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
- Umbrella Cover Day
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1348 – Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.
1411 – Ming China's Admiral Zheng He returns to Nanjing after the third treasure voyage and presents the Sinhalese king, captured during the Ming–Kotte War, to the Yongle Emperor.
1484 – Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
1573 – Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.
1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.
1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
1919 – The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.
1940 – Story Bridge, a major landmark in Brisbane, as well as Australia's longest cantilever bridge is formally opened.
1942 – Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.
1947 – The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
1952 - After nearly a century of service the tram has made its final appearance in London.
1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
1962 – As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.
1962 – The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
1974 = Garrison Keillor's radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," debuted in a live broadcast from St. Paul, Minn.
1986 – Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
1990 – The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California, is founded.
1998 – Hong Kong International Airport opens in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, replacing Kai Tak Airport as the city's international airport.
2003 – The 70-metre Yevpatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message (Cosmic Call 2) to five stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2049, respectively.
2006 – The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 39 mins 32 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
"Anger is traditionally thought to be close to wisdom. When not projected outward onto others or inward toward the self, it gives us the necessary energy and clarity to understand what needs to be done."
~ Thanissara, “Don’t Worry, Be Angry”
Looking at the pictures of Lady Liberty and reading the stories in the news one could get angry very easily. May that anger bring clarity to the way in which you personally see the issue of refugees and immigrants
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