Monday OT: 03/01/21 is Nuclear Victims' Day or Nuclear Survivors' Day
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And let us not forget 126.96.36.199.12 mlc (the Mayan Long Count)
Nuclear Victims Day is observed in the Marshall Islands, thanks to the US detonation on March 1, 1954 of the Castle_Bravo thermo-nuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll. The heavy fallout covered 7,000 square miles, including some occupied islands. The residents of those islands had not been evacuated or even warned and weren't evacuated until 48 hours later, or 48 hours too late as it were. The official narrative is that 253 islanders were effected by the fallout, but in 1995, the Nuclear Claims Tribunal stated that it had paid out on almost all of its funds to 1,196 claimants with respect to 1,311 radiation caussed illnesses. This was for the islanders and does not include the 23 crewmembers of the Japanese Fishing Vessel Daigo Fukuryu Maru who wound up with acute radiation syndrome. The vessel was not warned or cleared out of the area because sekret. The seriously underfunded Nuclear Claims Tribunal seemingly still exists as an empty office full of boxes of unprocessed claims but devoid of funds or employees. And, of course, it isn't over, for the victims and the current inhabitants of the islands. Radiation, like chemical weapons such as Agent Orange, continues to harm its victims for generations via higher rates of birth defects, cancers, stillbirths, and more.
Beyond that, other, "light fallout" blanketed the globe Strontium-90 and who knows what else was carried far and wide to asia, Europe, The Americas and more, causing warnings regarding milk and such, but that is all pretty much ok because background radiation and watches and airplane travel and besides it is good for you and stuff like one hears after every release or leak.
The massacre of 63 Huguenots (protestants, specifically Calvinists) may not seem like such a big deal, but it was done by a detachment of Catholic Troops that attacked about 500 of them while they were in church. They seem to have been just as slippery and tricky as they were heretical, so most of them got away, at least that day. Another 100 were slaughtered about a month later in Sens. Not that they didn't bring it on themselves. Nobody forced them to be heretics and they had to have known what happened to heretics in Europe. I mean, it wasn't Spain, but still it hadn't been that long since the Duchess of Guise had one of their preachers burned at the stake for wrong thinking.. Luckily for them, the Prince of Conde' was one of them, and while not of the caliber of Le Grand Conde', he was still a force sufficient to eventually take Orleans and force a truce
On this day in history:
86 BC – Lucius Cornelius Sulla, with a Roman Republic army, entered Athens,and ended Hellenic rule there.
1562 – Sixty-three Huguenots were massacred in Wassy, France, starting the French Wars of Religion.
1692 – The Salem witch trials kick off with the "arrest" of their first three victims
1700 – Sweden introduced its own Swedish calendar, intendingt to gradually shift to the Gregorian calendar, then reverted to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and finally introduced the Gregorian calendar on this date in 1753.
1713 – The siege of Fort Neoheroka began during the Tuscarora War
1781 – The Articles of Confederation went into effect in the US
1815 – Napoleon returned to France from Elba.
1836 – Delegates from around Texas met in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to consider secession from Mexico.
1845 – President Tyler signed a bill authorizing the US to annex Texas, which didn't secede from the US until 1861
1872 – Yellowstone National Park was established
1873 – E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York beganproduction of the first practical typewriter, a sort of primitive, paper based manual word processor
1893 – Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio
1896 – Henri Becquerel discovered radioactive decay.
1914 – The Republic of China joined the Universal Postal Union.
1917 – The Zimmermann Telegram was reprinted in US newspapers
1919 – The March 1st Movement begian in Korea
1932 – Charles Lindbergh's son was kidnapped generating the Little Lindbergh Law
1936 – The Hoover Dam was completed.
1946 – The Bank of England was nationalised.
1947 – The International Monetary Fund began financial operations.
1954 – The Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb, was detonated on Bikini Atoll resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States, which is saying something
1954 – Armed Puerto Rican nationalists attacked the US Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.
1956 – The IATA finalized a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet
1961 – JFK established the Peace Corps.
1966 – The Venera 3 space probe crashed on Venus
1966 – The Ba'ath Party took power in Syria and the CIA began trying to get rid of it
1974 – Seven conspirators were indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in
1990 – Steve Jackson Games was raided by the Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a profitable lawsuit
2003 – The Customs Service and the Secret Service were moved into the
Geheimstats Polizei Department of Homeland Security.
2003 – The International Criminal Court held its inaugural session in The Hague.
2005 – The Supremes held that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional.
Born this day in:
“For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian--ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection that unattainable by the highest art.”
~~ Lytton Strachey
1629 – Abraham Teniers, painter
1683 – Tsangyang Gyatso, sixth Dalai Lama
1810 – Frédéric Chopin, ianist and composer
1812 – Augustus Pugin, architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster
1817 – Giovanni Duprè, sculptor and educator
1837 – William Dean Howells, novelist, playwright, and critic
1870 – E. M. Antoniadi, astronomer and academic
1880 – Lytton Strachey, writer and critic
1886 – Oskar Kokoschka, painter, poet, and playwright
1890 – Theresa Bernstein, painter and author
1893 – Mercedes de Acosta, author, poet, and playwright
1904 – Glenn Miller, trombonist, composer, and bandleader
1909 – Winston Sharples, pianist and composer
1910 – Archer John Porter Martin, chemist and academic
1914 – Ralph Ellison, novelist and literary critic
1917 – Robert Lowell, poet
1921 – Richard Wilbur, poet, translator, and essayist
1927 – George O. Abell, astronomer, science popularizer, and skeptic
1927 – Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, and actor
1934 – Jean-Michel Folon, painter and sculptor
1939 – Leo Brouwer, guitarist, composer, and conductor
1941 – Robert Hass, poet
1944 – Roger Daltrey, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1944 – Mike d'Abo, singer
1946 – Gerry Boulet, singer and songwriter
1952 – Jerri Nielsen, physician and explorer
1958 – Nik Kershaw, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
Died this day in:
1643 – Girolamo Frescobaldi, pianist and composer
1862 – Peter Barlow, mathematician and physicist
1884 – Isaac Todhunter, mathematician and academic
1911 – Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, chemist and academic,
1932 – Frank Teschemacher, Jazz musician
1943 – Alexandre Yersin, physician and bacteriologist
1974 – Bobby Timmons, pianist and composer
1995 – Georges J. F. Köhler, German biologist and academic,
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
National Pig Day (United States)
Nuclear Victims' Day or Nuclear Survivors' Day (Marshall Islands)
Saint David's Day or Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant (Wales and Welsh communities)
Samiljeol (South Korea)
Self-injury Awareness Day
World Compliment Day
Self Injury Awareness Day
Zero Discrimination Day
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There is one day each year, December 25th, on which many purport to celebrate "Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men". Well, this ain't it McGee, this is one of the other 364 (or 5) during which we celebrate, perpetuate, commit and commit ourselves to WAR!, endless and exalted. The foundation of our economy, the employer of ever so many and the source of our eternal pride, WAR! So remember, though it may not be good for living things, it is what keeps this country running and keeps its ruling elites happy, so hooray for war!
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