Happy Monday and Memorial Day for my US listeners. I don’t take days like this off. GSD Blend in the cup and ready to get the week started. Today I talk about a trip to a new restaurant, a new duck, smoking cars and another trip to Delinquents Gully. Leading off with The Perfect Cup Question “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE IN THE LAST YEAR THAT MAKES YOU PROUD?” followed by LOTS of History prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com.
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LOTS of History
Happy Monday humans & Happy Memorial day. (pours one out)
Here’s LOTS of history nugs for today
- Lets start off with the Pre-1600’s….
Well, there were at least 6 ‘war-style battles’ where people hit each other with sharp things or blunt things…
Pip’s notes – Between the Battle of Ucles, to the Fall of Constantinople,
It seems like the only calm in the big knife fights was around 1178 to 1200.
(inserted blunt joke)
- 1328 – Philip VI is crowned King of France.
king of France from the House of Valois, reigning from 1328 until his death in 1350.
(Post – 1776)
Today has 2 days celebrating ‘statehood’ in the US-
- 1790 – Rhode Island becomes the last of North America’s original Thirteen Colonies
to ratify the Constitution and become one of the United States.
- 1848 – Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
Pip’s notes- that’s not the one that looks like a glove.
I’ve seen snow 1 time as a kid, ya’ll can keep it. I’ll take the occasional hurricane (party)
- 1886 – Coca-Cola places first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
Pip’s notes- I believe we touched on John Pemberton’s new drink, just a bit ago?
- 1919 – Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.
Pip’s notes- (dumbfounded look on face) … huh…
- 1931 – Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by a
Royal Italian Army firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.
- 1736 – Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
Pip’s notes – Some dude who said “Give me liberty, or give me death!”. May want to look into that.
After my conversation with Old Ben Franklin, from that other Q-O-T-D, check on the garden & the muskets, in that order.
- 1823 – John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (d. 1895)
Holder of 3 US Patents- 2 for the folding step-ladder, 1 for adjustable table legs
Pip’s notes- Ducktion Cups has a Patent Pending… it’s a suction cup with a disc & a duck butt plug.
Something I can be proud of, for this year, that I’m involved with. Cheers to that.
- 1917 – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
(Brian attempts Marlyn’s voice, but raspier) “mister… President…”
- 1987 – Noah Reid, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
winner of a Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
for his work on Schitt’s Creek
- 1814 – Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (b. 1763)
A leading collector of different forms of art of her time, such as sculpture and painting.
- 1972 – Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic (b. 1878)
Timoshenko wrote seminal works in the areas of engineering mechanics,
elasticity and strength of materials, many of which are still widely used today.
- 2003 – David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
Pip’s notes – Cause of death – practice for the 2003 Isle of Man TT races.
Link for a 23 second youtube video of a turn on the TT, in 2002
- National Elderly Day (Indonesia) founded 1996
(no notes in wiki, but I’d say this is a simple one to decypher)
Pip’s notes- Hug your old people, humans.
=== Some food for thought ===
Next time you’re around any ‘well aged’ friend or family-
May I suggest to Pull out your phone, record a video of you and them
saying ‘hello’ to eachother.
You may end up sending it to their family, one day.
- International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (The blue helmet for image)
Designated by United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2002,
after an official request of the Ukrainian Peacekeepers Association and the
Government of Ukraine to the UN General Assembly and first celebrated in 2003.
The date, May 29, marks the anniversary of the creation of the
United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)
in 1948 to monitor the ceasefire after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War,
which was the first ever UN peacekeeping mission.
- Statehood Day (Rhode Island and Wisconsin)
The first 13 became states in July 1776 upon agreeing to the
United States Declaration of Independence,
and each joined the first Union of states
between 1777 and 1781
- Memorial Day – (USA)
The first national observance of Memorial Day occurred on May 30, 1868
hen known as Decoration Day, the holiday was proclaimed by Commander in Chief
John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic to honor the
Union soldiers who had died in the Civil War.
Pip’s notes- Brian, I assume you avoid the ‘high traffic’ days,
while checking out headstones? (mild attempted humor)
Pip’s other side notes – Cheers to the fallen, may they rest in peace. Family & friends…
Cheers to those that walk among us, who carry more memories than they probably should…