It’s Finally Friday and a 10k Giveaway. In honor of The Backwoods Butcher breaking his premium coffee cheery I used #NoMoreFolgers for the entry. (He loved it BTW) I was drinking GSD Blend. The dogs and internet set the tone up front, I talked about SRF news and weekend plans. As always leading with The Perfect Cup Question “WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE THING YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH BEFORE YOU DIE?” followed by LOTS of History prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com. Canadian Farmstead won the 10k, how appropriate on Australian Sorry Day (check the history notes).
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LOTS of History
Happy Friday humans!
Greetings & salutations, common pleasantries & such.
kick back and have a LOTS of history nugs on today’s segment.
I presume the #hashtag for the Friday Sat contest is already posted.
Be sure to spell the words correctly (Pip looks in reflection)
Because the current Bitcoin price is…… $26,576 USD.??
(I finished up this segment a week ago, Pip’s prediction is $32,112usd for 1 btc)
- 961 – King Otto I elects his six-year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and
co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen,
and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda.
His father also arranged for Otto II to marry the Byzantine Princess Theophanu,
who would be his wife until his death. When his father died after a 37-year reign,
the eighteen-year-old Otto II became absolute ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in a peaceful succession.
Pip’s notes- I didn’t look into it, but I hope dad picked out a winner.
Either that, or learn to live with it, I guess.
- 1783 – A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut,
celebrates the end of fighting in the American Revolution.
This celebration included feasting, prayer, speeches, toasts, and two companies
of the North Stratford militia performing maneuvers with cannon discharges
and was one of the first documented celebrations following the War for Independence
and continued as Decoration Day and today as Memorial Day with prayer services and a parade
Pip’s notes-is private ownership of cannons still a thing?…
I might roll up to a 3-gun match with a ‘small cannon. “It identifies as a shotgun”.
- 1896 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Dow also co-founded The Wall Street Journal, which has become one of the most
respected financial publications in the world. He also invented the
Dow Jones Industrial Average as part of his research into market movements.
Pip’s notes – (visibly confused look about stocks & averages)
uh… if someone could use crayons to explain that to me?… I.. uh… huh?
- 1923 – The first 24 Hours of Le Mans is held and has since been run annually in June.
Pip’s notes- Oh, NASCAR? You can turn left? How cute, bless your heart… (snickers)
- 1927 – The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles
Pip’s notes- Of course they raced Model T’s… they could get up to 45mph going downhill!
Like, when did the first car race happen? Right after the second car came off the assembly line.
- 1948 – The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 80-557, which permanently establishes
the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
- 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test
of all the components needed for the forthcoming first crewed moon landing.
Pip’s notes- Like Pluto’s planet / not a planet thing, I can’t keep track.
Did the US go to the moon, or no? A dude can’t keep up with all this stuff.
Happy Birthdays –
- 1883 – Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)
As a vaudeville singer she performed in multiple styles, including jazz and blues.
In 1920, she entered blues history as the first African American
artist to make vocal blues recordings
Pip’s notes- Going to be a Jazz day. I recommend it. Keep listening on the birthdays…
- 1907 – Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (d. 2006)
In 1932 Bernard gave the first description of the use of high dosage
radiotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease.
- 1926 – Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
Pip’s notes- Like I was sayin’, Y’all better put on some jazz today. One song, random one.
Throw it up in Telegram on what song. Lets see what ya got.
- 1928 – Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist (d. 2011)
Pip’s notes- Suicide is a very effing perminant solution for what mostly are temporary problems.
Unless dude’s at stage 16 cancer and/or in constant pain… I wouldn’t stand in the way.
Possible fuel for a future QOTD- at what point of a horrid sickness
would you “throw in the towel”… kinda dreadful, but a thought.
- 1964 – Lenny Kravitz, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor
Pip’s notes- Keep on rockin’
- 1939 – Charles Horace Mayo, American physician, co-founded Mayo Clinic (b. 1865)
American medical practitioner and was one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic
along with his brother William James Mayo, Augustus Stinchfield, Christopher Graham,
E. Star Judd, Henry Stanley Plummer, Melvin Millet, and Donald Balfour.
- 1969 – Allan Haines Loughead, American engineer, co-founded the Lockheed Corporation (b. 1889)
He formed the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company along with his brother,
Malcolm Loughead, that became Lockheed Corporation.
Loughead legally changed his name to Allan Lockheed, the phonetic spelling
of his family name to avoid spelling confusion, in 1934
Pip’s notes- Only thing I can think of is that TV commercial,
calling Mr. Dumbass, not Doumoss during an interview.
- 1999 – Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (b. 1898)
credited with inventing methods for making polyvinyl chloride commercialised.
polyvinyl, or simply vinyl; abbreviated: PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced
synthetic polymer of plastic (after polyethylene and polypropylene, also known as “neoprene”).
About 40 million tons of PVC are produced each year
- National Paper Airplane Day (United States)
An unofficial observance, celebrated on May 26 each year in the United States
to commemorate the simple aeronautical toy.
As of 2012, Takuo Toda holds the world record for the longest time in air (27.9 seconds).
The distance record (226 feet, 10 inches or 69.14 meters) was set by Joe Ayoob,
with a plane constructed by John Collins, in February 2012
Pip’s notes- Is that a profession? Paper airplane builder? I didn’t check it out, but
I see a ‘Ted Talks’ and ‘keynote speaker’ on dude’s webpage. If a crackhead can hustle…
- National Sorry Day (Australia)
an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May since 1998.
The event remembers and commemorates the mistreatment of the country’s
Indigenous peoples as part of an ongoing process of reconciliation between
the Indigenous peoples of Australia and the settler population.
Pip’a notes – when do sins of past generations still be applied to current generations?