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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022
On this day...1782-Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence1887-1st indoor softball game (Chicago)1924-1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio1936-London's Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire1939-USSR invades Finland over a border dispute1948-Baseball's Negro National League disbands1958-1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me1967-Julie Nixon & David Eisenhower announce their engagement1972-Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)1988-NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non-payment of purchase1988-Soviets stop ja...
Genuine military leader
According to his wishes, George Washington, founding father of the U.S., was buried at his Mount Vernon home in Alexandria, Virginia and not at the U.S. Capitol. President Washington was highly revered by many people in the world as the most trustworthy man for his integrity and modesty.
TUESDAY, Nov.29, 2022
On this day...1825-First Italian opera, Barber of Seville, produced in US (NYC)1877-Thomas Edison demonstrates the hand-cranked phonograph1887-U.S. receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii1916-U.S. declares martial law in Dominican Republic1934-Chicago Bears beat Detroit in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally1944-Albania liberated from Nazi control (National Day)1944-John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery1945-Monarchy abolished as Yugoslavia proclaims it's republic1963-Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"1971-First pro golf championship at Walt Disney World1975-Kil...
MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022
On this day...1794-Honolulu Harbor discovered1818-Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine1871-Moses Gale patents a cigar lighter1877-Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention1925-Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears1933-First U.S. ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service1935-First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)1946-Harry Truman becomes 1st US President to travel in a submerged sub1964-World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)1980-Fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las...
FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2022
On this day...1811-Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain1868-First American amateur track & field meet (NYC)1918-Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)1925-Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings1931-Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veterans Building1942-During WW II Germany completes their occupation of France1959-Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished1968-John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album1968-Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic1972-U.S. Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army197...
Human nature
“The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms” a quote attributed to Socrates. By defining things agreeably we are able to discuss and communicate about things. “Human nature” is an expression whose meaning is in continual contestation and in somewhat of uproar debate to this day.
MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2022
On this day... 1631-Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler 1875-Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equatorial Africa 1917-British capture Gaza Palestine from the Turks 1917-October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power 1940-Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash 1942-First U.S. President to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French 1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL 1944-FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R) 1951-Constitution of Jordan passed 1962-Richard Nixon quits politics-You ...
MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2022
On this day...1857-World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F.C., founded in England1871-Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese1901-First woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)1939-Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)1945-United Nations Charter becomes effective1952-Arab Liberation Movement becomes the only party of Syria1956-Soviet troops invade Hungary1964-Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)1970-Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile1973-Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus1984-11 members of t...
North Korea's 'don't forget me' missile diplomacy
In a strange but not unexpected twist to a world in turmoil, North Korea's bellicose leadership has carried out a series of missile tests not seen since 2017. One particularly provocative firing of an intermediate range rocket flew right over Japan. Two short-range ballistic missiles were shot into the sea on the eve of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to South Korea and the DMZ.
Let's overcome this 'post-pandemic crisis'
When the outdoor mask mandate was fully lifted, I felt we were finally at the end of a tunnel. This pandemic has brought us tremendous pain and tragedy. It changed our culture completely in some ways. It has altered the way we work, socialize and relate to our neighborhoods and communities. Some of these changes have by now already become deeply engrained in our daily lives. ...
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