It’s Friday and it could get weird. Cinco de Mayo, Revenge of the Fifth, Full Moon after a lunar eclipse…..Look out folks. Today I talk about our 3 St. Bernards and how we ended up with them. We do another 10k Giveaway and have some fun. Still working on that bag of light Ethiopian and Peruvian Blend from Food Forrest Farms. I lead off with The Perfect Cup Question “What 3 things make you smile?” (Subscribe on Spotify) and follow that with This Day In History prepared for you by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com.
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This Day In History
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Prepared by Pip:
Hello humans & happy Friday. Congratulations,
We made it to another day that ends in the letter Y.
May 5 is the 125th day of the year. We’re down to 240 days left in 2023.
What does Spirko say? Tick-tock, tick-tock…
Today has a few wiki nugs-
1494 – On his second voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus
sights Jamaica, landing at Discovery Bay and declares Jamaica
the property of the Spanish crown.
Originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno peoples, the island came
under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494.
Many of the indigenous people either were killed or died of diseases,
after which the Spanish brought large numbers of
African slaves to Jamaica as labourers.
Pip’s notes- Soo…. Euro-people started to play finders keepers?
Hmmm….. I’m a white guy… I wonder if this would work….
(channels inner Spartan)
THIS. IS. PIP-TOPIAAAAaaaa…….
Nope… didn’t work. this land ain’t mine. Anyway, moving on…
1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate government was declared
dissolved in Washington, Georgia.
Pip’s notes- With the recent history nug about the ‘friendly-fire’ incident from
May 2nd with ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, a dude could wonder what would have happened
if Jackson survived? Would “the South” have ended differently?
(shrugs in Civil War ignorance)
1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds,
Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
Over the 140 years of Major League Baseball history, and over 235,500-ish games played,
there have been 23 official perfect games by the current definition
Pip’s notes- (same as normal) Goo Sportsball!
1818 – Karl Marx, German philosopher, sociologist, and journalist
Pip’s notes- …..little dark, but…
possible Q-O-T-D time travel choice – “off” baby Hitler or baby Marx?
1830 – John Batterson Stetson, American businessman, founded
the John B. Stetson Company making cowboy hats.
Pip’s notes- (inner redneck tips hat)
1883 – Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler, American mathematician
Known for early work on linear algebra in infinite dimensions,
which has later become a part of functional analysis.
1921 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, academic,
Nobel Prize laureate
American physicist and co-inventor of the laser with Charles Townes.
1959 – Steve Stevens, American guitarist and songwriter
lead guitar work on the theme to Top Gun – “Top Gun Anthem”
1988 – Adele – English singer & songwriter
Like, some big-time singer, or something?
2004 Jamaican record producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, who signed
Bob Marley & the Wailers to his Studio One label, dies of a heart attack at age 72
Cinco de Mayo – Anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the Second
French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Cinco de Mayo generates beer sales on par with the Super Bowl,
The holiday seems to be more popular in the United States than Mexico.
National Cartoonist Day – The National Cartoonist Society declared the date
in the 1990s to promote support for the cartooning industry,
and to recognize the impact they have had on society.
Pip’s notes- I miss clipping out Calvin & Hobbes comics. (inner-child sigh)
Star Wars – Revenge of the 5th.
Pip’s notes- Red lightsaber, red stop lights.
Are red lights just the Sith, trying to control us?….. exhales & coughing …
(…This is the May…)
Big Thanks to Ryan for prepparing these everyday. (And Happy Belated Birthday……… May The Fourth Always Be With You)