Monday Open Thread; November 27 is the anniversary of the Washita Massacre
November 27 is the 331st day of the year, there are 34 days left
Today's number is 27
27 is a perfect cube, 3^3.
27 is the atomic number of cobalt.
27 is the weight of the only stable isotope of aluminum.
The A-27 was a WWII American attack aircraft
27 is the number of bones in the human hand.
27 is the average crowd funded contribution to Bernie Sanders.
I-27 is an Interstate Highway, entirely within Texas, from Lubbock to Amarillo. Interstate, hello?
27 is self locating in pi. (Counting up from zero, the 27th & 28th digits after the decimal are 27.)
Title 27 of the US Code is INTOXICATING LIQUORS
was the Year of the Second Consulship of Octavian and Agrippa
Octavian returned full power to the Senate which, in exchange, granted him the titles of Princeps and Augustus. As Augustus, he bacame the first Roman Emperor.
Emperor Ai of Han, was born
Marcus Terentius Varro died.
was the Year of the Consulship of Piso and Frugi
Apricots were transported from Asia to Rome
Petronius was born
On this day in:
1095 – Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade
1703 – The Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed in a storm
1868 – The Washita Massacre of Cheyenne living on reservation land by troops under Custer ***
1895 – Alfred Nobel signed his will creating the Nobel Prize
1901 – The U.S. Army War College was established
1945 – CARE was founded
1965 – The Pentagon told LBJ it needed 280,000 more troops
1968 – Penny Ann Early played for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the L.A. Stars
1971 – The Soviet space program's Mars 2's descent module crashed onto Mars
1978 – George Moscone and Harvey Milk were assassinated by Dan White
*** One of numerous atrocities that are part of history's greatest genocide (but never referred to as such.) The whole continent was stolen, and the theft, murder, kidnapping of children, and oppression continues yet today.
Born this day in:
1809 – Fanny Kemble, actress, author, playwright and poet
1897 – Vito Genovese, businessman
1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, historian and author
1921 – Dora Dougherty Strother, pilot, WASP
1934 – Al Jackson, Jr., drummer, songwriter, MG, and producer
1941 – Eddie Rabbitt, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1942 – Jimi Hendrix, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1945 – Randy Brecker, trumpeter and flugelhornest
1953 – Lyle Mays, keyboardist and composer
1959 – Charlie Burchill, guitarist and songwriter
1959 – Viktoria Mullova, violinist
1979 – Hilary Hahn, violinist
1980 – Jackie Greene, singer, songwriter and guitarist
Died this day in:
1852 – Ada Lovelace, mathematician and computer scientist
1881 – Theobald Boehm, flute player, composer, instrument designer
1901 – Clement Studebaker, co-founder of Studebaker car company
1908 – Jean Albert Gaudry, geologist and paleontologist
1934 – Baby Face Nelson, businessman
1953 – Eugene O'Neill, playwright
1973 – Frank Christian, trumpet player
1981 – Lotte Lenya, singer and actress
1998 – Barbara Acklin, singer and songwriter
2005 – Joe Jones, singer and songwriter
2006 – Don Butterfield, tuba player
2009 – Al Alberts, singer and songwriter
2012 – Mickey Baker, guitarist
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Roll your own
User Winter Rabbit posted a column devoted to the Washita Massacre over at the Daily Kos on Sunday. The link is: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/26/1718704/-Washita-Massacre-of...
So, for music,
The Eddystone Lighthouse
More troops for Vietnam
Al Jackson Jr.
picture is "Visitor Center mural depicting the Washita Massacre", photo by
Kent Kanouse (CC BY-NC 2.0) - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/legalcode