Monday OT: March 30 is Pencil Day
March 30 is day 90 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Prickle-Prickle, Discord 16, 3186 YOLD (Discordian)
And let us not forget 18.104.22.168.16 by the Mayan Long Count
On this day in history:
1822 – The Florida Territory was created in the United States.
1842 – Ether anesthesia was used for the first time in an operation.
1856 – The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War.
1861 – Sir William Crookes announced his discovery of thallium.
1867 – Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million by US Secretary of State William H. Seward.
1949 – A riot broke out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík when Iceland joined NATO.
2017 – SpaceX conductedthe world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.
Born this day in:
1606 – Vincentio Reinieri, mathematician and astronomer
1632 – John Proctor, farmer hanged for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials
1746 – Francisco Goya, painter and sculptor
1811 – Robert Bunsen, chemist and academic
1820 – Anna Sewell, author
1844 – Paul Verlaine, poet
1853 – Vincent van Gogh, painter and illustrator
1857 – Léon Charles Thévenin, engineer
1863 – Mary Calkins, philosopher and psychologist
1892 – Stefan Banach, mathematician and academic
1894 – Sergey Ilyushin, engineer, founded Ilyushin Aircraft Company
1902 – Ted Heath, trombonist and composer
1913 – Frankie Laine, singer, and songwriter
1914 – Sonny Boy Williamson I, singer, songwriter, and harmonica player
1930 – Rolf Harris, singer and songwriter
1935 – Karl Berger, pianist and composer
1935 – Gordon Mumma, composer
1941 – Graeme Edge, singer, songwriter, and drummer
1943 – Jay Traynor, pop and doo-wop singer
1945 – Eric Clapton, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1947 – Terje Venaas, bassist
1948 – Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1949 – Dana Gillespie, singer, songwriter, and actress
1955 – Randy VanWarmer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1964 – Tracy Chapman, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
Died this day in:
1764 – Pietro Locatelli, violinist and composer
1955 – Harl McDonald, pianist, composer, and conductor (
1966 – Maxfield Parrish, painter and illustrator (
1979 – Ray Ventura, pianist and bandleader
1986 – John Ciardi, poet and etymologist
1993 – Richard Diebenkorn, painter
1995 – Rozelle Claxton, pianist (
2004 – Alistair Cooke, journalist and author
2004 – Timi Yuro, singer and songwriter
2005 – Fred Korematsu, political activist, internee, hero, legend,
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
National Doctors' Day (United States)
Take a Walk in the Park Day
World Bipolar Day
Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies
Sonny Boy Williamson I
Image is Pencil
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