It’s Finally Friday. Another 10k giveaway this morning. Drinking the last of my Brian’s Blend, new bag tomorrow for a nice Saturday morning. Today I talk about our stay last night. That includes pizza, a leak, a plan and a possible new conspiracy theory Kori and I developed while driving yesterday. Staring off with The Perfect Cup Question “What is a guilty pleasure or indulgence that you have?” followed up by LOTS of History prepared by Pip at Ducktioncups.
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LOTS of History
Hello humans & happy Friday. We’re on the 209th day of the year, the current Bitcoin price is28,777.42 $29,402 (I’m guessing, it’s still yesterday, today.)
- 1932 – U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.
On July 28, 1932, U.S. Attorney General William D. Mitchell ordered the veterans removed from all government property.
Washington police met with resistance, shot at the protestors, and two veterans were wounded and later died.
President Herbert Hoover then ordered the U.S. Army to clear the marchers’ campsite.
Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur commanded a contingent of infantry and cavalry, supported by six tanks. The Bonus Army marchers with their wives and children were driven out, and their shelters and belongings burned.
Pip’s notes – something, something, They used army troops and 6 tanks against US Veterans and their families.
Pip’s side notes – In 1936, Congress overrode President Roosevelt’s veto and paid the veterans their bonus nine years early.
- 1935 – First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
Fast and high-flying for a bomber of its era, the B-17 was used primarily in the European Theater of Operations and dropped more bombs than any other aircraft during World War II. It is the third-most produced bomber of all time, behind the four-engined Consolidated B-24
Pip’s notes – according to the Goog’al search for B-17 cost-
Individual cost per plane US$238,329 (1945) US$2.8 million (in 2020 dollars)
Total B-17 built – 12,731.
12,731 x $2,800,000 = $35,646,800,000.
Y’all don’t wanna know how much an F-35 fighter plane costs.
- 1945 – A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26
Damage caused by the crash estimated at US$1 million (equivalent to about $16 million in 2022), although the building’s structural integrity was not compromised.
Despite the damage and deaths, the building was open for business on many floors on the next Monday morning, less than 48 hours later. The crash spurred the passage of the long-pending Federal Tort Claims Act, which was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in August 1946, initiating retroactive provisions into the law and allowing people to sue the government for the accident.
After the debris had been cleared away, Armand Hammer purchased the damaged 78th floor, refurbished it, and made it the headquarters of his United Distillers of America.
Pip’s notes – Anyone recall the movie “28 Weeks Later”, the sequel to ’28 Days Later’? (Marvel Character “Halkeye” dude)
An raised train is bringing in settlers to London. As the ‘re-settlers’ of London are riding in, they see workers on rooftops, pressure washing surviver numbers & ‘Help’ off shingled housetops. “We cleared the whole quarrantine zone, your safe”…
…not to spoil the movie, but they weren’t safe.
- 1960 – The German Volkswagen Act comes into force.
The Volkswagen Act is a set of German (originally West German) federal laws enacted in 1960, regulating the privatization of Volkswagenwerk GmbH into the Volkswagen Group.
In order to maintain government control in the privately owned company, it stipulated that the votes in major shareholder meeting resolutions require 4/5th (80%) agreement.
This part of the law was deemed to violate the “free movement of capital” principle of European Union corporate law.
After a series of challenges from 2007 to 2013, the German parliament finally amended the part in 2013 to EU Court of Justice satisfaction.
Pip’s notes – I don’t know what any of that means.
That being said, possible QOTD – what was your 1st car? and how much was wrong with it? – Pip was kinda close to becoming a Volkswagen dude. Ask me about my ’88 Golf 4 door hatch back….
- 1973 – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: Nearly 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
Pip’s notes – After searching for events with over 1,000,000.. I see Mahatma Gandhi’s fueneral attendence at over 2.5 Million.
No, that’s not a Florida-Dude word for “Na, I’m a stayin’ (for this hurricane)
Something to do with “The Universe dwells within us.” Or something.
- 1984 – Olympic Games: Games of the XXIII Olympiad: The summer Olympics were opened in Los Angeles.
An international multi-sport event held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, United States. It marked the second time that Los Angeles had hosted the Games, the first being in 1932.
The 1984 Games were boycotted by a total of fourteen Eastern Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union and East Germany, in response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia, in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; Romania was the only Soviet Bloc state that opted to attend the Games. Albania, Iran and Libya also chose to boycott the Games for unrelated reasons.
Pip’s notes – I seem to have gotten some blow-back from coworkers, after I blocked the “old cashier booth” with dropped chairs, heavy parts that don’t move, or anything to do to block that little booth for people to loiter and waste work time inside of, too convient.
I hear he complained to other coworkers, saying that it was “not fair” that I blocked & locked the door to said booth. Meanwhile, their work is not even close to proper, nor completed. Yet, I’m the ‘bad guy’… (Pip snickers) silly humans.
- 1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
the skeletal remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man found on a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington
It is one of the most complete ancient skeletons ever found. Radiocarbon tests on bone have shown it to date from 8,900 to 9,000 calibrated years before present, but it was not until 2013 that ancient DNA analysis techniques had improved enough to shed light on the remains.
Pip’s notes – while tubing at a speed boat race… “Man, you’ll never believe this story!”
Kennewick Man was discovered by Will Thomas and David Deacy, spectators at hydroplane races on the Columbia on July 28, 1996.
While floating tubes down the bank of the Columbia river, they had found the Kennewick man’s skull in a reservoir on the river at Columbia Park in Kennewick, Washington.
The remains had become exposed due to erosion and been scattered by water forces in the reservoir.
- 2001 – Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship meeting.
He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian along with fellow swimmer Emma McKeon. With three gold and two silver medals, Thorpe was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics, held in his hometown of Sydney.
A swimmer who specialised in freestyle, but also competed in backstroke and the individual medley.
At the age of 14, Thorpe became the youngest male ever to represent Australia, and his victory in the 400 metre freestyle at the 1998 Perth World Championships made him the youngest-ever individual male World Champion.
- 1879 – Lucy Burns, American activist, co-founded the National Woman’s Party (d. 1966)
an American suffragist and women’s rights advocate. She was a passionate activist in the United States and the United Kingdom, who joined the militant suffragettes. Burns was a close friend of Alice Paul, and together they ultimately formed the National Woman’s Party.
- 1974 – Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
an American actress. She played Jessie Spano in the television series Saved by the Bell…. and Paul Verhoeven’s slightly porno movie ‘Showgirls’.
Pip’s notes – (trying to not sound rude) She left ‘Saved by the Bell’ to pursue a film career… in the movie “Showgirls”.
Picture a Dutch ‘Harvey Weinstein’, wanting “A tough go at Los Vegas life”…
.. and then the director admits it was a softcore porn script that was expanded.
Also something of a supporting roll in ‘First Wives Club’
- 1976 – Jacoby Shaddix, American singer-songwriter
an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and TV presenter. He is best known as a founding member and the continuous lead singer of the California-based rock band Papa Roach since the band’s formation in 1993.
Pip’s notes – I’ll give Papa Roach another chance. (plays spotify Papa Roach Playlist)
“This is my” skip…
“I tear my hear” Skip…
(changes back to Dark Academia Classical playlist)
- 1985 – Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
a Canadian actor, known for his role as Ethan Ward on the teen drama television series 90210 from 2008 until 2009, Tom Cummings in the Canadian spy thriller television series X Company from 2015 until 2016, Ted Mullens on the Canadian television comedy series Schitt’s Creek from 2015 until 2020, and Josh Carter on American television comedy series Rutherford Falls from 2021 until 2022. He has also appeared in a number of films.
- 1527 – Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish explorer, founded the city of Santa Marta (b. 1460)
Spanish conquistador and explorer who mapped the northern coast of South America, discovered Panama, and founded the city of Santa Marta.
- 1750 – Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer (b. 1685)
a German composer and musician of the late Baroque period.
He is known for his orchestral music such as the Brandenburg Concertos; instrumental compositions such as the Cello Suites; keyboard works such as the Goldberg Variations and The Well-Tempered Clavier; organ works such as the Schubler Chorales and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor; and vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.
Bach is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential composers in the history of Western music.
Pip’s notes – Y’all need more classical music in your life. Just sayin’
- 1836 – Nathan Mayer Rothschild, German-English banker and financier (b. 1777)
an English-German banker, businessman and financier. Born in Frankfurt am Main, he was the third of the five sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild and his wife, Guttle (née Schnapper). He was the founder of the English branch of the prominent Rothschild family.
Pip’s notes – The dude looks like “The Sicillian” from ‘The Princess and the Bride’, just much more creepy.
- 1930 – Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist and optician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
Gullstrand was professor (1894–1927) successively of eye therapy and of optics at the University of Uppsala. He applied the methods of physical mathematics to the study of optical images and of the refraction of light in the eye. For this work, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1911.
- 1968 – Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
a German chemist who was a pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry. He is referred to as the father of nuclear chemistry and father of nuclear fission.
Hahn and Lise Meitner discovered radioactive isotopes of radium, thorium, protactinium and uranium.
He also discovered the phenomena of atomic recoil and nuclear isomerism, and pioneered rubidium–strontium dating.
In 1938, Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann discovered nuclear fission, for which Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Nuclear fission was the basis for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.
Pip’s pre-notes – going on “alotta” hour day. skipping the description of holidays, but here’s some stuff for thought….
- Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Canada)
- Fiestas Patrias, celebrates the independence of Peru from Spain by General José de San Martín in 1821.
- Liberation Day (San Marino)
- Ólavsøka Eve (Faroe Islands)
- World Hepatitis Day
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