It’s Tuesday but no tinfoil today as I ran short on prep time last night. I have GSD Blend in the cup today to help me over being tired. The internet was spotty but we go through the show. Today I chat about my trip to get the vehicle registrations and mail, rock hounding and a little about freedom in SD. I lead off with The Perfect Cup Question “If jobs/careers had slogans what would be some of their slogans?” followed by LOTS of History prepared by Pip over at Ducktioncups.
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LOTS of History
Hello humans & welcome to the post-Monday report.
Stuff happened, most of us survived, and there’s video to prove it.
Here’s LOTS of history, little nuggets of what happened earlier today…. kind-of
- 1863 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Fort Wagner: One of the first formal African American military units, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, supported by several white regiments, attempts an unsuccessful assault on Confederate-held Battery Wagner.
During its service with the X Corps, the 54th Massachusetts took part in operations against Charleston, South Carolina, including the Battle of Grimball’s Landing on July 16, 1863, and the more famous Second Battle of Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863.
During the latter engagement, the 54th Massachusetts, with other Union regiments, executed a frontal assault against Fort Wagner and suffered casualties of 20 killed, 125 wounded, and 102 missing (primarily presumed dead)—roughly 40 percent of the unit’s numbers at that time.
Col. Robert G. Shaw was killed on the parapet of Fort Wagner.
In 1864, as part of the Union Army’s Department of Florida, the 54th Massachusetts took part in the Battle of Olustee
Pip’s notes – I need to watch “Glory” again, sometime soon. Great flick.
- 1914 – The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
from 1914 to 1918, and a direct statutory ancestor of the United States Air Force.
It absorbed and replaced the Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps, and conducted the activities of Army aviation until its statutory responsibilities were suspended by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918.
The Aviation Section organized the first squadrons of the aviation arm and conducted the first military operations by United States aviation on foreign soil.
- 1976 – Nadia Comăneci Conner becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
At the same Games (1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal) she received six more perfect 10s for events en route to winning three gold medals
Pip’s notes – (Golf claps)
- 1992 – A picture of ‘Les Horribles Cernettes’ was taken, which became the first ever photo posted to the World Wide Web.
self-labelled “the one and only High Energy Rock Band”, which was founded by employees of CERN and performed at CERN and other HEP-related events.
The initials of their name, LHC, are the same as those of the Large Hadron Collider, which was later built at CERN.
Their humorous songs are freely available on their website.
Pip’s notes – and now the interwebz is filled with cat pictures.
- 2007 – Paul Simon filed a law suit against Rhythm USA Inc.
a Georgia-based subsidiary of a Japanese firm, claiming the company never had his permission to sell wall clocks that played ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.
The suit claimed that as one of the best known songs throughout the world, a proper licensing agreement would earn at least a $1 million licensing fee.
- 2013 – The Government of Detroit, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Pip’s notes – (In Homer Simpson voice) No, son… the largest bankrupty ‘yet’
- 1895 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)
an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, active during the Prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun.
He is best known for the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933, from which he and his gang collected a $200,000 ransom.
- 1921 – John Glenn, American colonel, astronaut, and politician (d. 2016)
an American Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the third American in space, and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962
Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, the Chinese Civil War and the Korean War.
He shot down three MiG-15s, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States.
His on-board camera took the first continuous, panoramic photograph of the United States.
- 1937 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
an American journalist and author who founded the gonzo journalism movement. He rose to prominence with the publication of Hell’s Angels (1967), a book for which he spent a year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle club to write a first-hand account of their lives and experiences.
- 1967 – Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
A.K.A. Mark Sinclair, One of the world’s highest-grossing actors, he is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise
Pip’s notes – In 1994, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short drama film Multi-Facial, a semi-autobiographical film which follows a struggling multiracial actor stuck in the audition process.
- 1650 – Robert Levinz, English Royalist, hanged in London by Parliamentary forces as a spy (b. 1615)
The plot was discovered, and he was arrested in London. His papers were seized, and many blank commissions signed by the king were discovered among them.
Levinz was taken before the Council of State, and was handed over as a spy to the council of war.
He was tried by court-martial and sentenced to be hanged.
Offers were made to spare his life if he would betray his accomplices: this he refused to do, but acknowledged the truth of the accusations against himself, while protesting the justice of his cause. He was taken to Cornhill in a coach guarded by a troop of horse, and hanged against the Exchange on 18 July 1650
- 1792 – John Paul Jones, Scottish-American admiral and diplomat (b. 1747)
a Scottish-American naval captain who was the United States’ first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. Credited as being the “Father of the American Navy”
Jones was a Freemason, and made many friends among U.S political elites (including John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin) as well as enemies (who accused him of piracy), and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation that persists to this day.
- 1966 – Bobby Fuller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
n American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist best known for “Let Her Dance” and his cover of the Crickets’ “I Fought the Law” , recorded with his group The Bobby Fuller Four.
- 2018 – Adrian Cronauer, American radio personality (b. 1938)
a United States Air Force Sergeant and radio personality whose experiences as an innovative disc jockey on American Forces Network during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam starring Robin Williams as Cronauer.
- Constitution Day (Uruguay)
To commemorate the promulgation of the First Constitution of Uruguay in 1830.
- Nelson Mandela International Day
celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday.
The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.
However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009.
Pip’s notes – Born in 1918, the day celebrates Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
Happy Tuesday humans, this Pip with Ducktion Cups, saying –
A duck a day keeps the Jeepers saying ‘yay!’ –
OK, maybe not… Anyway, have good day and do stuff.