It is defiantly Monday. It started out real rough but thanks to Light Roast FTO Guatemalan in my cup it started to come together by the end. 2 French Press Day for sure. Today I chat about a cool find we made in the camper, the smell of fresh cut grass and more. Leading off with The Perfect Cup Question “What do you need to stop doing to make space for bigger changes?” followed up by LOTS of History prepared by Pip at Ducktioncups.com
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LOTS of History
June 5 is the 156th day of the year, and Happy Monday.
Today on LOTS of history… some possible ear-worms to think about
- 1817 – The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
Frontenac was a steamboat, the first paddle steamer launched on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes, in 1816.
Built in Ernesttown, Ontario, by American contractors for Kingston businessmen
During 1816 at a cost of £15,000, she entered service in spring 1817.
Frontenac conducted regular runs across Lake Ontario between Kingston,
York (now Toronto), and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The round trip fare between Kingston and York was $18 ($12 one way) in cabin class.
Pip’s notes – 1816 Pound Sterling value of 15,000 would be roughly $18,600 in 1816.
That amount would be $400,180.98 today, in 2023
- 1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
The train traveled the length of continental Europe, with main terminal stations
in Paris in the northwest and Istanbul in the southeast,
and branches extending service to Athens, Brussels, and London.
Pip’s notes- “Computer – Question – What is the true story of Murder on the Orient Express?”
The tragic, but fictional, story of Daisy Armstrong is based on the tragic, and very true,
kidnapping and murder of renowned pilot Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son,
which occurred right before Christie began writing Murder on the Orient Express.
- 1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show,
scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
Pip’s notes- I am not all shook up, I may add Elvis to the playlist for today
- 1989 – The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for
over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
There are several conflicting stories about what happened to him after the demonstration.
In a speech to the President’s Club in 1999, Bruce Herschensohn, former deputy
special assistant to President Richard Nixon, alleged that he was executed 14 days later;
other sources alleged he was executed by firing squad a few months
after the Tiananmen Square protests
Pip’s notes- Ok, I lied. Tank Man day was yesterday, but had to be noted.
I’ve joked about the ‘Weekend Wiki history with Pip’ podcast, but that’s a year or so out.
(still working on content banks for junkyard shopping with Pip, anyway)
After pulling myself a rabbit hole of links, I find that using the numbers 8964
or even 64 could be punishable. Referencing the date, 6,4,89…
Cheers, Tankman. Cheers. One could say many words about a dude who was heading home with groceries.
Pip’s bonus link – Find out why a bus driver was suspended for 3 months?
- 2003 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak,
as temperatures exceed 50 °C (122 °F) in the region.
Pip’s notes- That’s not that hot, come to Floriduuuuuhhh, wait, 122*F?
you can ‘fahrenheit’ that… (pun intended)
- 1819 – John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)
His most famous achievement was predicting the existence and position of Neptune, using only mathematics
Adams was Lowndean Professor in the University of Cambridge from 1859 until his death.
He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1866.
In 1884, he attended the International Meridian Conference as a delegate for Britain.
- 1899 – Otis Barton, American diver, engineer, and actor, designed the bathysphere (d. 1992)
with William Beebe off Bermuda in June 1930.
They set the first record for deep-sea diving by descending 600 ft (180 m). In 1934,
they set another record at 3,028 ft (923 m).
Barton acted in the 1938 Hollywood movie, Titans of the Deep.
- 1956 – Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
He came into contact with the saxophone when he heard a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
He started playing the saxophone, a Buffet Crampon alto, in 1966 when he was 10 years old
- 1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American model, actor, producer, and rapper
Pip’s notes- Comment war! Go! Best Mark Wahlberg movie – leading or supporting actor?
- 1316 – Louis X, king of France (b. 1289)
his short reign in France was marked by tensions with the nobility, due to fiscal and centralisation
reforms initiated during the reign of his father by Grand Chamberlain Enguerrand de Marigny.
- 2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1951)
the bassist and a founding member of the punk rock band Ramones.
- 2004 – Ronald Reagan, American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
Reagan died of pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer’s, at his home in Los Angeles, on June 5, 2004
- New Zealand celebrates Arbor Day
- Denmark marks Father’s Day
- Christians have a few things going on….
World Day Against Speciesism (International)
[a term used in philosophy regarding the treatment of individuals of different species]
Pip’s notes – who. the. fuck. this. this. stuff. up. ?
- And it’s Fucking Tank Man Day. 8 9 6 4