Happy Monday. Silver Bullet Blend tester #4 in the cup and fresh off an awesome anniversary weekend. I chat about my beautiful bride, some Tim out at Delinquent Gully and a project idea I had. I reveal The Patch of The Week Winner from the weekly poll choices from Toolman Tim’s Patch of The Month Club. The Perfect Cup Question “IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO GO BACK IN TIME AND CHANGE ONE THING WOULD YOU DO IT? IF SO WHAT WOULD IT BE?” ended up going down a rabbit hole but I didn’t miss LOTS of History prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com
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LOTS Of History
Prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com Go Show Them Some LOVE
Welcome back to Monday, humans. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year, we have 223 days left in 2023.
Here’s LOTS of history stuff for ya to ponder on.
760 – Fourteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
pip’s notes – Mark your calendars, Halley’s comet will return in 2061
on its regular 76-year journey around the Sun.
1819 – SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States,
on a voyage to become the first “steamship” to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818, She was the first steamship to cross
the Atlantic Ocean, transiting mainly under sail power from May to June 1819.
Savannah was wrecked off Long Island, New York in 1821.
Pip’s notes- Yerah, it was “steam powered”, but had sails.
1849 – Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats,
making him the only U.S. president to ever hold a patent.
Lincoln’s device was composed of large bellows attached to the sides
of a boat that was expandable due to air chambers.
1906 – The Wright brothers were granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft
with the Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903.
Pip’s notes- the Wright Bros had the 1st flight of roughly 120 feet, and current Boeing 747 size is 250 ft long
1968 – The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of Portugal.
She was one of the four mysterious submarine disappearances in 1968,
the others being the Israeli submarine INS Dakar,the French submarine Minerve,
and the Soviet submarine K-129.
The wreckage of the boat remains in the North Atlantic Ocean with all its armaments and nuclear reactor.
Pip’s notes- I’ve seen this one before, It was a James Bond 007
story about weapons being recovered and used to start a war, to get the news ratings up.
1987 – First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing
Italy at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
Pip’s notes- Goooo sportsball!!
1998 – A U.S. federal judge rules that U.S. Secret Service agents can be
compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the Lewinsky scandal
involving President Bill Clinton.
Pip’s notes- the dude’s who would take a bullet for a president
are asked to rat on the president? huh…
2011 – An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 158 people and
wreaking $2.8 billion in damages, the costliest and seventh-deadliest
single tornado in U.S. history.
2021 – Severe weather kills 21 runners in the 100 km (60-mile)
ultramarathon in the Yellow River Stone Forest, Gansu province of China.
(no direct link)
Pip’s notes- see, that’s what happens when you go for
exercise and not extra fries.
626 – Itzam K’an Ahk I, Mayan king (d. 686)
1783 – William Sturgeon, English physicist and inventor,
invented the electromagnet and electric motor (d. 1850)
1905 – Bodo von Borries, German physicist and academic,
co-invented the electron microscope (d. 1956)
1950 – Bernie Taupin, English singer-songwriter and poet
known for his long-term collaboration with musician Elton John,
a songwriting partnership that is one of the most successful in history.
Taupin has written the lyrics for most of John’s songs
1984 – Dustin Moskovitz, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook
Bonus name –
1999 – Hōshōryū Tomokatsu, Mongolian sumo wrestle
1967 – Charlotte Serber, American Librarian of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos site
2005 – Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
World Goth Day originated in the United Kingdom in 2009 initially as Goth Day,
a smaller scale celebration of the gothic subculture inspired from the
broadcasting of a special set of shows on BBC Radio 6.
These shows planned to focus on various music subcultures throughout the
week of May 2009, including Goth music, which was aired on May 22nd.
Go forth and GSD, humans.
Wiki – May 22