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beladona Memorial Be warned:in this very rich environment where you can immerse yourself so completely, your emotions will become engaged -- and not everyone is cognizant of that. Among the many excellent features of SL, there is no auto-return on hearts, so be wary of where your's wanders... Navigation Calendar
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th day of the 5 th week, the 29 th day of the 1 st month, the 29 th day of 2020 [with only 330 shopping days left until Christmas], and: Curmudgeons Day Freethinkers Day National Carnation Day National Corn Chip Day National Puzzle Day Seeing Eye Dog Day Thomas Paine Day Earliest day on which Fat Thursday can fall, while March 4 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday before Ash Wednesday. (Christianity) ON THIS DAY IN ... 661 - Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ends with the death of its leader, Ali. Succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate. 1594 - Mathematician John Napier dedicates his " Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John" to King James VI, predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700 1595 - William Shakespeare's play " Romeo and Juliet" is thought to have been first performed. Officially published early 1597. 1802 - First celebration of Burns night, in honor of poet Robert Burns's birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January) 1819 – Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore. 1845 – " The Raven" is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe. 1856 - Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries) 1886 – Karl Benz patents the "Benz Patent-Motorwagen" in Karlsruhe, Germany, the world's first automobile with a gasoline burning motor 1892 - The Coca-Cola Company is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia 1896 - Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer 1920 - Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week 1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson. 1959 – The first Melodifestivalen is held in Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden. 1959 - Walt Disney's " Sleeping Beauty" released 1959 - 'The Great Smog' hits London, many die of chest and lung-related illnesses 1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced: Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas. 1964 - " Dr Strangelove", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, premieres 1964 - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit 1966 - Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical " Sweet Charity" premieres at the Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances 1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1980 – The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl's Court, London. 1986 - 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 1988 - United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds 1996 - the 6,138th performance of " Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, " A Chorus Line" 1996 - France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific 1998 - Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR 2005 – The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing. 2014 - Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono 2014 - Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice 2018 - Marvel film " Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles 2019 - US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states due to severity of the polar vortex 2020 - NASA Voyager is 20 hrs 36 mins 10 sec of light-travel time from Earth The definition of a curmudgeon is “ ”, and it is a bad tempered, difficult, cantankerous person usually applied to old men, although it is definitely not limited by age or gender. As I approach my 70’s, and find myself deploring the manners of the world today, I find myself wondering if I have gotten old and crusty myself. Well maybe a little intolerant of foolishness…..
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