Tech Gremlins start the day, but we got it started. Tuesday 7/11 coming to you from Nebraska City, Nebraska. Light roast Ethiopian Peruvian Bend in my cup today. After the false start we regrouped for a decent Denver Airport Tinfoil Tuesday and a story from raging alcoholic Brian days. Leading off with The Perfect Cup Question “What is the most embarrassing moment you have ever had?” followed up by a tongue tied edition of LOTS of History prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.com
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LOTS of History
Welcome to 7/11 day, do injoy the Slurpee Day, even if you get a brain freeze.
Anyway, here’s LOTS of History,and if at first you don’t succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed!
- Pip’s pre-notes – I don’t pick the weird names, scouts honooo… ok, ok, maybe sometimes I pick the oddball names.. –
——————— today in history –
- 1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
The duel was fought at a time when the practice was being outlawed in the northern United States,
and it had immense political ramifications.
Burr survived the duel and was indicted for murder in both New York and New Jersey,
though these charges later were either dismissed or resulted in acquittal.
Pip’s notes – Is this the duel where dude sewed buttons off center to his chest, so that other dude
(who aimed off buttons) missed 1st dudes heart, and got ‘unalived’ byt a little metal ball, going really fast?
- 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
Nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat”, he began his MLB career as a star left-handed pitcher for
the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees.
Pip’s notes – I’m thinking of 2 words… they sound like “sports” and “ball”..
can you guess what they are?
- 1977 – Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968, is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The King family and others believe that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy involving
the U.S. government, the mafia, and Memphis police, as alleged by Loyd Jowers in 1993.
They believe that Ray was a scapegoat.
In 1999, the family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Jowers for the sum of $10 million.
During closing arguments, their attorney asked the jury to award damages of $100,
to make the point that “it was not about the money”.
During the trial, both sides presented evidence alleging a government conspiracy.
- 1979 – America’s first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
Skylab included the Apollo Telescope Mount (a multi-spectral solar observatory),
a multiple docking adapter with two docking ports, an airlock module with extravehicular activity (EVA) hatches,
and the orbital workshop, the main habitable space inside Skylab
Pip’s notes – recall when the Space Shuttles were suppose to have 50 launches a year, or something?
Was the lab expecting a party with a few extra shuttles? that’s a lot of latches. You get a dock! And you get a dock!
- 2021 – Richard Branson becomes the first civilian to be launched into space via his Virgin Galactic spacecraft
the company founder Richard Branson and three other employees rode on a flight as passengers,
marking the first time a spaceflight company founder has travelled on his own ship into outer space
(according to the NASA definition of outer space beginning at 50 miles above the Earth).
- 1653 – Sarah Good, American woman accused of witchcraft (d. 1692)
One of the first three women to be accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials,
which occurred in 1692 in colonial Massachusetts.
- 1767 – John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829.
He also led the repeal of the “gag rule”, which had prevented the House of Representatives from debating petitions to abolish slavery.
Pip’s notes – gag rule… wait, what? Talk about a wormhole…
- 1881 – Isabel Martin Lewis, American astronomer and author (d. 1966)
an American astronomer who was the first woman hired by the United States Naval Observatory as assistant astronomer.
In 1918, Lewis was elected a member of the American Astronomical Society.
She was also a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
- 1924 – Oscar Wyatt, American businessman
an American businessman and self made millionaire. He was the founder of Coastal Corporation
and a decorated bomber pilot in World War II.
In 2007 the U.S. federal court in Manhattan tried him for illegally sending payments to Iraq under the Oil-for-Food Program.
Wyatt’s attorney, Gerald Shargel, pointed to a commission report led by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman
Paul Volcker that concluded that about half of the 4,500 companies in the Oil-for-Food Program paid a
total of $1.8 billion in kickbacks and illicit surcharges to Saddam’s regime.
Wyatt’s defense also floated the issue of “vindictive prosecution”—that is,
the Bush administration singling out its old nemesis in both the oil patch and politics for
punishment while leaving other possible violators of the sanctions alone.
- 1965 – Scott Shriner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
An American musician best known as a member of the rock band Weezer,
with whom he has recorded twelve studio albums.
Joining the band in 2001, Shriner is the band’s longest serving bass guitarist.
Pip’s notes – not a big Weezer fan. Meh, say it ain’t soooooOOOooo
- 1183 – Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1117)
…. uh… Pip’s notes – What the Duck is with the names today?!!
I mean, seriously?!?! How does one decypher these names?
If ya’ll think I’m messing with Bryan on some of these names,
I’d truly invite you to check out the sho notes & links, but hell-if-I-know.
- 1593 – Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527)
- 1599 – Chōsokabe Motochika, Japanese daimyō (b.1539)
- 1797 – Ienăchiță Văcărescu, Romanian historian and philologist (b. 1740)
- 1844 – Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian philosopher and poet (b. 1800)
- 1974 – Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish novelist, playwright, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
- 1991 – Mokhtar Dahari, Malaysian footballer and coach (b. 1953)
- 1998 – Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek philosopher and author (b. 1943)
- 2013 – Emik Avakian, Iranian-American inventor (b. 1923)
- 2014 – John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)
- 2015 – Satoru Iwata, Japanese game programmer and businessman (b. 1959)
ok, here we are.. a simple one..
- 2007 – Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded Honest Ed’s (b. 1914)
He is known for his flagship business, Honest Ed’s, a landmark discount store in downtown Toronto,
and as a patron of the arts, instrumental in revitalizing the theatre scene in Toronto
… and are these dudes “Feasting” all the time?? Anyway..
- China National Maritime Day (China)
Started 2005, commemorating marked Zheng He’s first voyage.
The date marks the 600th anniversary of the ocean voyages of Zheng He, the Ming dynasty
(1368–1644) navigator, who went on seven voyages to show China’s might to the rest of the world,
under the command of Yongle Emperor.
These voyages sought to prove to the Chinese people that the usurper Yongle was worthy
of the throne and the gods accepted him with the Mandate of Heaven.
Pip’s notes – Y’all mo fuggers be needed Stoicism. Ego is the enemy.
Pip’s side notes – A younger refugee became a coworker for a bit, informed me on
some things that the people do, over there, and what they tolerate.
(Pip spends an hour typing out shit, but deletes it, but wonders how can people be like that?
I mean, I’m struggling with a false beliefs, but woah…)
- National Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Genocide of the Citizens of the Polish Republic committed by Ukrainian Nationalists (Poland, established by the 22 July 2016 resolution of Sejm in reference to the July 11, 1943 Volhynian Bloody Sunday)
A copy & paste of the history –
July 15, 2009, the Sejm of Poland in its resolution (adopted by unanimous acclamation without voting procedure) stated that the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) carried out “an anti-Polish action — mass killings that had the character of ethnic cleansing and had signs of genocide”
Pip’s notes – July 11, 1943, that became the apogee of the Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia when armed units of Ukrainian nationalists simultaneously attacked 99 settlements inhabited by ethnic Poles.
- The first day of Naadam (July 11–15) (Mongolia)
A traditional festival celebrated in Mongolia, Inner Mongolia and Tuva Republic. The festival is also locally termed “eriin gurvan naadam”, “the three games of men”.
The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery, and are held throughout the country during midsummer.
Women have started participating in the archery and girls in the horse-racing games, but not in Mongolian wrestling.
Pip’s bingo scoreboard- yes, archery is checked off. No horse racing, no wrestling.
Wait, do crotch rockets count as ‘horsepower racing’? I assume not.
- World Population Day (International)
It was inspired by ‘the public interest’ in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.
World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
Pip’s notes – I’d jokingly say ‘Don’t be a fool, wrap your tool’, but I assume most of the audience already has a few 2 legged spawns.
This is Pip, with Ducktion Cups reminding you that if we’re practicing archery today,
to put the rubber duck on top of the apple, not the apple on top of your buddy.
Cheers & lets hear some conspiracy stuff.