LOT of things to cover...
The Hoosierland weather is still playing "follow the leader" as in each new day seems to be a replay of tha last...(shades of the movie Groundhog Day, hmm?), but that's fine, as it's not been adverse in any way, shape, or form.
Today we'll see a high in the low to mid 80s, some sunshine, some clouds, some breezes (and in my part of the ghettohood, probably some drunk Latinos hanging out front of their crib later this evening). We might even have the possibility of a shower tonight.
Sure makes those weather-peoples' job a lot easier.
Anyway, let's get this show on the road, as we all go grab a cup of our favorite morning beverage of choice, shall we?
*** First out of the cupboard today, I neglected to mention that back on Friday (1 August), it was the start of the WARSAW UPRISING (1944).
|A riveting story about their resistance.|
Here is the official site of this conflict:
This was a tragic event, lasting almost TWO months, but demonstrated that there were indeed many Polish resistance fighters not wanting the Nazis to take over their country. It also demonstrates the agenda that Stalin was pursuing in his reluctance to come to the aid of the Poles.
*** Now, onto the next day of events.
216 B.C. - Battle of Cannae in the Second Punic War...strategically a pivotal battle.
1610 - Henry Hudson sails into what will be known as HUDSON BAY
|And tell Hancock to use a LARGE quill.|
1790 - First U.S. census is taken.
1934 - Adolph Hitler becomes the Fuhrer of Germany following the death of president Von Hindenburg.
1939 - Einstein and Szilard write a letter to FDR urging him to begin the Manhattan Project.
1943 - The P.T.109 is rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, and Lt. J.G. John Kennedy manages to save all but two of the crew members.
1964 - The Gulf of Tonken incident
1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait
1892 - Jack Warner (one of the Warner Bros d-1978)
1915 - Gary Merrill - American actor (d-1980)
|Yeah, I got dis from dat Santa Claus Land...so what?|
1932 - Peter O'Toole (d-2013)
1943 - Max Wright (Willie on ALF)
|One of the NICER faces of the 1980s|
1953 - Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster)
1959 - Victoria Jackson and Appolonia
1960 - Linda Fratianne - American skater
1492 - Christopher Columbus sets sails from Spain
1900 - The FIRESTONE tire and rubber company was founded
1914 - Germany declares war on France.
|And Jesse wasn't done with winning.|
1946 - Santa Claus Land opens in Santa Claus, INDIANA
|SSN 571 USS Nautilus|
1977 - Tandy company announces the TRS-80, one of the world's 1st personal computers (and the genie was let out of the bottle).
|Ernie Pyle during WW2|
1904 - Clifford D. Simak - Sci-Fi author (d-1988)
1926 - Tony Bennett (the singer)
1941 - Martha Stewart
|The years have been kind to "Dennis".|
1977 - Tom Brady - QB
*** And that brings us to TODAY'S events...
1892 - Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts (first account of "Don't AXE, don't tell"?)
1914 - Germany invades Belgium. Belgium AND the UK declare war on Germany. The U.S. declares neutrality.
1924 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Mexico are established.
(that explains a LOT)
|August 1 was her last diary entry.|
1958 - The Billboard Hot 100 list is published for the first time.
1964 - Three civil rights workers are found dead in Mississippi after going missing on 21 June.
|The DoE - And it's COST us PLENTY ever since...|
1987 - The FCC rescinds the "fairness doctrine"
2007 - NASA launches the Phoenix spacecraft
1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelley (d-1822)
1901 - Louis Armstrong (d-1971)
|The Rocket with Lord Stanley's cup.|
1942 - Don S. Davis (Stargate SG-1 d-2008)
1955 - Billy Bob Thornton
1961 - "the anointed one" 44th president
1962 - Roger Clemens
|One of the best interviewers out there.|
1971 - Jeff Gordon
1978 - Kurt Busch
And, it's COAST GUARD DAY in the USA.
So there 'ya go.,..you're all now a LOT more informed than the average person.
*** Last back to the barn, It looks like the commander of the 122nd Indiana ANG will be retiring .
Here's the story link:
|He's got some SERIOUS "fruit salad" on that uniform.|
After 32 years in the ANG, he's done his part for our country and I wish him well.
I can only hope the next commander has as much dedication to carry on the mission of the 122nd, keeping it a FIGHTER WING.
And yes, summer IS winding down, school is on the horizon, and we (here) can be thankful we're not suffering such things as toxic water from algae blooms (Toledo), or earthquakes (China), or missiles being shot at us (Ukraine and Israel).
All in all, we're not doing that bad...but we can ALWAYS do better.
(and we should whenever the need arises).
Let THIS be our guidepost for the day.
Stay SAFE out there, America.