It’s Friday!!!!! 10k Giveaway and Silver Bullet Sample 2 in the cup. The 10k hashtag today was Moistmaker and the luckiest guy I know pulls out the win. Congrats to OG LOTS community member Loco Mike “The Philippine Nomad” on taking home 10,000 sats. (I am sure he will spread it around quick). Today I chat about more recon on the neighbors, meeting more neighbors and did I get more free gas station goodies? Leading off with The Perfect Cup Question “WHAT IS THE MOST DEFINING MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE THUS FAR?” followed up by LOTS of History Nugs (writeup below) prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com.
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LOTS of History Nugs
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Happy Friday humans, and here’s a helping of LOTS of history stuff.
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- 1883 – Buffalo Bill’s 1st “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” show opens in Omaha, Nebraska.
Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy
themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars.
He founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and,
beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and continental Europe.
- 1911 – Parks Canada, the world’s first national park service, was established as the
Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
Parks Canada was established on May 19, 1911, as the Dominion Parks Branch under
the Department of the Interior, becoming the world’s first national park service.
- 1950 – A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in
the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating parts of the city.
At approximately 7:26 pm EDT, while being transferred on the barges, 150 tons of
the explosives detonated, triggering a chain reaction that caused the explosion of a
total of over 420 tons of explosives. The explosion could be felt up to 30 miles (48 km) away
- 1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at
Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday”.
10 days before the actual date (May 29). The event was co-hosted by
Arthur B. Krim and Anna M. Rosenberg, who sat next to the President during the star-studded event.
- 1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
On April 10, 1986, House Amendment 777 passed the House by voice vote. Despite some controversy
over whether the amendment should have been given a recorded vote, the bill as a whole passed
the House and the Senate, and was signed on May 19, 1986 by President Ronald Reagan to
become Public Law 99-308, the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act.
- 2000 – Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on mission STS-101
to resupply the International Space Station.
STS-101 traveled 4.1 million miles and completed 155 revolutions of the earth and
landed on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center. The mission was the first to fly with a glass cockpit.
- 1462 – Baccio D’Agnolo, Italian woodcarver, sculptor and architect (d. 1543)
at the beginning of the sixteenth century he was engaged with the architect Simone del Pollaiolo in
restoring the Palazzo Vecchio, and in 1506 he was commissioned to complete the drum of the cupola
of the church of Santa Maria del Fiore.
- 1795 – Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1873)
- 1920 – Tina Strobos, Dutch psychiatrist known for rescuing Jews during World War II (d. 2012)
- 1925 – Malcolm Little / A.K.A. Malcolm X
an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a
prominent figure during the civil rights movement.
He committed various crimes, being sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1946
for larceny and burglary. In prison he joined the Nation of Islam
(adopting the name Malcolm X to symbolize his unknown African ancestral surname while
discarding “the White slavemaster name of ‘Little'”)
Pip’s notes- Mr. Little’s birthday is not on the list for May 19th, but in Holidays,
the “Malcolm X day” is noted. Huh…
- 1951 – Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
was an American singer, best known as the lead vocalist and a founding member of the punk rock band Ramones
Pip’s notes- He was born with a parasitic twin growing out of his back,
which was incompletely formed and surgically removed. Didn’t know… don’t think I needed to know.
- 1979 – Shooter Jennings, American country singer, songwriter
He lived the first few years of his life in a crib on his parents’ tour bus surrounded
by the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. By age 5, he was playing drums.
At 8 years old, he began taking piano lessons. He started playing guitar at 14 and
on occasion he’d play percussion in his father’s band.
- 1907 – Benjamin Baker, English engineer, designed the Forth Bridge (b. 1840)
He helped develop the early underground railways in London with Sir John Fowler,
but he is best known for his work on the Forth Bridge.
He made many other notable contributions to civil engineering.
- 1994 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist, 37th First Lady of the United States (b. 1929)
she was regarded as an international icon for her unique fashion choices,
and her fluency in French, Italian and Spanish made her very popular abroad.
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (United States)
Hepatitis Testing Day (United States)
Malcolm X Day (United States of America)
Thus concludes this week’s LOTS of History. Cheers, and GSD.
side note- What do you think, country than punk? or Punk than country?