04/19 is Bicycle Day
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And let us not forget 184.108.40.206.1 mlc (the Mayan Long Count)
Bicycle Day is really about Albert Hoffman's first ever intentional LSD trip, including his bicycle ride home from the lab. Now lissen up folks:
Patriots Day, and John Parker Day memorialize the start of the US Revolutionary War with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
On this day in history:
1506 – The Lisbon Massacre (of Jews by Catholics) began.
1713 – Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713.
1770 – Captain James Cook sighted the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
1775 – The Revolutionary war began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
1818 – Augustin Fresnel signed his preliminary "Note on the Theory of Diffraction".
1927 – Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity.
1943 – The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began.
1943 – Albert Hofmann deliberately dosed himself with LSD for the first time.
1960 – South Korean students held a nationwide protest against Syngman Rhee,
1971 – Salyut 1, the first space station, was launched.
1993 – The FBI siege of the Branch Davidians ended when a fire broke out.
1995 – The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed
2011 – Fidel Castro resigned as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba
Born this day in:
One of the big misapprehensions about mathematics that we perpetrate in our classrooms is that the teacher always seems to know the answer to any problem that is discussed. This gives students the idea that there is a book somewhere with all the right answers to all of the interesting questions, and that teachers know those answers. And if one could get hold of the book, one would have everything settled. That's so unlike the true nature of mathematics.
~~ Leon Henkin
1806 – Sarah Bagley, labor organizer
1831 – Mary Louise Booth, writer, editor and translator
1872 – Alice Salomon, social reformer
1877 – Ole Evinrude, engineer who invented the outboard motor
1912 – Glenn T. Seaborg, chemist and academic
1919 – Sol Kaplan, pianist and composer
1920 – Gene Leis, guitarist, composer, and producer
1921 – Leon Henkin, logician
1934 – Dickie Goodman, singer, songwriter, and producer
1941 – Bobby Russell, singer and songwriter
1942 – Alan Price, keyboard player, singer, and composer
1944 – Bernie Worrell, keyboard player and songwriter
1960 – Ara Gevorgyan, pianist, composer, and producer
1964 – Kim Weaver, astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
Died this day in:
“The great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain.”
~~ Lord Byron
1588 – Paolo Veronese, painter
1824 – Lord Byron, poet and playwright
1831 – Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, astronomer and mathematician
1882 – Charles Darwin, biologist and theorist
1906 – Pierre Curie, physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1914 – Charles Sanders Peirce, mathematician and philosopher
1916 – Ephraim Shay, engineer who designed the Shay locomotive
1989 – Daphne du Maurier, novelist and playwright
1998 – Octavio Paz, poet, philosopher, and academic
2009 – J. G. Ballard, novelist, short story writer, and essayist
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
National Garlic Day
Patriots' Day (Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin, United States)
John Parker Day
National Amaretto Day
Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies
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