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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...
USO Day - The United Service Organization is created to entertain American troops in 1941.
World Cancer Day
Earliest day on which Ash Wednesday can fall, while March 10 is the latest; celebrated on the first day of Lent (Christianity)
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College. This is the only time the Electoral Collage has been in total agreement with who should be President
1846 – The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Salt Lake Valley.
1859 – The Codex Sinaiticus, AKA the Sinai Bible and one of the oldest known copies of the Bible, is discovered in Egypt by Constantin von Tischendorf who takes the manuscript home with him
1895 - the first rolling lift bridge opens in Chicago
1913 - Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
1920 - the first flight from London to South Africa departs (takes 1½ months)
1931 - National League adopts a deader baseball
1936 - the first radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
1938 - "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway
1957 - the first electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
Okay, that last item got my attention – why would anyone throw a cream pie at Bill Gates? Was is a WINDOWS user who was sick and tired of updates, costs, and security holes? Was someone steaming about income inequity? Nope, it was a Belgian -- Noël Godin, a writer, critic, actor and notorious pie thrower or entarteur -- with a slightly whacky sense of humor on a mission to bring down those who seem to have an inflated sense of self-importance.
Yes I was amused – but I still can sympathize with Bill Gates getting totally blindsided like that! I mean seriously, how would you like to be walking along, minding your own business, and suddenly wearing a pie all over your face, hair, and clothing?