Monday Open Thread: September 24 is New Caledonia Day (in New Caledonia)
September 24 is the 267th day of the year; as well as Boomtime, Bureaucracy 48, 3184 YOLD
The prefix for 1024 is yotta. So, yotta, yotta, yotta. heh.
The product of any four consecutive numbers is divisible by 24. This is because among any four consecutive numbers there must be two even numbers, one of which is a multiple of four, and the other must be a multiple of three.
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift, look out kid,
On this day in:
1789 – The US Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789 which created the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and ordered the composition of the Supreme Court of the US. This was massively important legislation and a very bfd indeed.
1853 – Admiral Despointes took possession of New Caledonia in the name of France because no other outside imperialist nation owned it yet
1869 – In order to keep James Fisk and Jay Gould from making a fortune in the gold market, President Grant ordered the Treasury to dump gold, making gold prices plummet in a fiasco known as "Black Friday"
1906 – President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower to be the nation's first National Monument.
1957 – Ike sent 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
1979 – CompuServe launched the first consumer internet service, which featured the first public electronic mail service. This is officially true but isn't strictly true. A major commercial, public information service, CIS granted all of its members access to internet mail functions on this date. Well before this date, The Well, certain BBS services, and Compuserve itself, unoficially provided access to internet mail services to users who could figure out the bang paths to jump to usenet and the world beyond.
1996 – Representatives of 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
Born this day in:
1501 – Gerolamo Cardano, mathematician, physician, biologist, physicist, chemist, and astronomer
1755 – John Marshall, wizard Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
1861 – Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist
1893 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
1913 – Herb Jeffries, singer
1923 – Fats Navarro, trumpet player and composer
1929 – John Carter, clarinet, sax, and flute player
1931 – Anthony Newley, singer and actor
1933 – Mel Taylor, drummer
1934 – Chick Willis, singer and guitarist
1936 – Jim Henson, puppeteer
1938 – Steve Douglas, sax and flute player, session dude.
1941 – Linda McCartney, singer, activist and photographer
1942 – Gerry Marsden, singer, guitarist, songwriter and pacemaker
1946 – César Pedroso, pianist and songwriter
1965 – Janet Weiss, drummer
Died this day in:
1991 – Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss
2016 – Buckwheat Zydeco, accordianist and bandleader
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
New Caledonia Day (in New Caledonia)
Judiciary Act of 1789
Blind Lemon Jefferson
picture: Mountains and pines Isle of Pines New Caledonia by Amanda, public domain
It's an open thread, so do your thing
I won't be here when this posts, we'll be somewhere pretty damn flat, iirc.