Today is the 6th day of the 41st week, the 11th day of the 10th month, the 284th day of 2019, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- "You Go, Girl" Day - celebrated on the anniversary of Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan's spacewalk in 1984
- General Pulaski Memorial Day - commemorating his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779 and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans.
- International Day of the Girl Child
- Kimberly Day
- Kraken Day
- Myths & Legends Day For All Fantasy Movie, Books and Legends Cephalopods
- National Family Bowling Day (or Kids Bowl Free Day)
- National Coming Out Day
- National It's My Party Day
- National Sausage Pizza Day
- Southern Food Heritage Day
- Stem Cell Awareness Day
- Vet Nurse Day
- World Day Against the Death Penalty
- World Egg Day
- World Obesity Day
1521 - Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith". Of course, 11 years later he left the Church and took England with him
1811 - The Juliana, the first steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
1881 - David Houston patents roll film for cameras
1887 - A Miles patents elevator
1929 - JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
1939 - Albert Einstein informs FDR of the possibilities of an atomic bomb
1950 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
1958 - 2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test
1968 - Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
1969 - Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days
1975 - "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host
1977 - American inventor Gordon Gould issued his first US patent for a optically pumped laser amplifier, 20 years after first claiming to have invented the laser
1980 - Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1981 - Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
1983 - Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
1984 - NASA launches space vehicle S-208
1994 - Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands
2000 - The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
2018 - Russian Soyuz spacecraft makes emergency landing when rocket fails two minutes after liftoff, with American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut aboard
2019 - NASA Voyager I is 20 hrs 26 mins 45 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
~ A. A. Milne, English author best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh
While we claim to honor the renegade, the lone person who speaks up against what they perceive as injustice, the fact is that anyone who stands out in everyday life finds themselves being bullied pretty quickly. Heaven help the kid who looks different, the teen who doesn’t fit in with the popular crowd, then worker who gets out of step with the office clique
Thinking independently is not easy – I guess that is what the quote means by making those minds first rate.
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