It’s Taco Tuesday hold the tinfoil until next week. Sipping on some awesome Brian’s Blend from Food Forrest Farms. Today I rant a little about country music and the current outrage de jour, our Hipcamp Milestone and what you can expect out of a free 30 min chat with me. I start off the show with The Perfect Cup Question“What is your ideal vacation?” followed up by LOTS of History prepared by Pip at Ducktioncups. (check out the Ducktioncup crew on LOTS to Talk About)
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LOTS of History
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Big smiles. Anyway, here’s LOTS of history…
- 1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
It is sometimes referred to as the “Great G minor symphony”, to distinguish it from the “Little G minor symphony”, No. 25. The two are the only extant minor key symphonies Mozart wrote.
Pip’s notes – writers on Mozart have often suggested – or even asserted – that Mozart never heard his 40th Symphony performed.
- 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a numerically superior Ottoman army under Mustafa Pasha at the Battle of Abukir.
Seid Mustafa Pasha was an experienced commander who had fought against the Russians. He knew that cavalry charges against the French squares were futile. So, he sought to avoid them by fortifying his beachhead with two defensive lines. From this beachhead Mustafa could carry out the invasion of Egypt. However, Napoleon immediately saw the flaw in the tactic as it meant that the Turks had nowhere to run if routed
- 1814 – War of 1812: An American attack on Canada is repulsed.
a battle fought on 25 July 1814, during the War of 1812, between an invading American army and a British and Canadian army near present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario.
It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war, and one of the deadliest battles fought in Canada, with approximately 1,720 casualties including 258 killed.
The two armies fought each other to a stalemate; neither side held firm control of the field following the engagement. However, the casualties suffered by the Americans precipitated their withdrawal, and the British held the strategic initiative.
- 1861 – American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Crittenden–Johnson Resolution, stating that the war is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery, in the wake of the defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
Pip’s notes – Both measures are sometimes confused with the Corwin Amendment, which attempted to put slavery and other states’ rights under constitutional protection; it passed Congress but was not ratified by the states.
- 1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
Some sections of the audience booed the performance. Members of the folk movement criticized him for moving away from political songwriting and for performing with an electric band, including Irwin Silber[a 2] and Ewan MacColl. Dylan continued his trend towards electric rock music on his next two albums, Highway 61 Revisited (August 1965) and Blonde on Blonde (June 1966).
- 1976 – Viking program: Viking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo.
‘Cydonia’ is a region on the planet Mars that has attracted both scientific and popular interest.
More than 20 years after the Viking 1 images were taken, a succession of spacecraft visited Mars and made new observations of the Cydonia region.
These spacecraft have included NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (1997–2006) and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (2006–), and the European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe (2003–).
In contrast to the relatively low resolution of the Viking images of Cydonia, these new platforms afford much improved resolution.
Pip’s notes – the Hi-rez picks look even creapier… Now it looks like “gray” alien with a next and shoulders.. up side down
- 1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
a Russian former aviator and Soviet cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space.
On her 1984 Soyuz T-12 mission she became the first woman to fly to space twice, and the first woman to perform a spacewalk.
She set several FAI world records as a pilot.
- 2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
The logs consist of over 91,000 Afghan War documents, covering the period between January 2004 and December 2009.
Most of the documents are classified secret.
As of 28 July 2010, only 75,000 of the documents have been released to the public, a move which WikiLeaks says is “part of a harm minimization process demanded by [the] source”.
Prior to releasing the initial 75,000 documents, WikiLeaks made the logs available to The Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel in its German and English online edition, which published reports in line with an agreement made earlier the same day, 25 July 2010.
Pip’s notes – there’s a whole lot of musicians born today, more than sportsball players. (just presume that means a lot)
- 1750 – Henry Knox, American general and politician, 1st United States Secretary of War (d. 1806)
- 1806 – Maria Weston Chapman, American abolitionist (d. 1885)
- 1857 – Frank J. Sprague, American naval officer and inventor (d. 1934)
- 1882 – George S. Rentz, American commander (d. 1942)
He declared “You men are young, I have lived the major part of my life and I am willing to go.”
Gee recalled “No one realized what had happened. It’s just one of those things that one minute he’s there, and the next minute… he wasn’t.”
- 1920 – Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist, chemist, and academic (d. 1958)
- 1923 – Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008)
- 1958 – Thurston Moore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1982 – Brad Renfro, American actor and musician (d. 2008)
- 1843 – Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor of waterproof fabric (b. 1766)
- 1988 – Judith Barsi, American child actress (b. 1978)
Pip’s notes – this one hurt to read.
- 1989 – Steve Rubell, American businessman, co-owner of Studio 54 (b. 1943)
- 1997 – Ben Hogan, American golfer (b. 1912)
- 2013 – Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (b. 1924)
- 2020 – Peter Green, English blues rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and founder of Fleetwood Mac (b. 1946)
- Guanacaste Day (Costa Rica)
- National Baha’i Day (Jamaica)
- National Day of Galicia (Galicia, Spain)
- Puerto Rico Constitution Day (Puerto Rico)
- Republic Day (Tunisia)
- International Afro-descendant Women’s Day