Monday OT: March 23 is World Meteorological Day
March 23 is day 83 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Boomtime, Discord 9, 3186 YOLD (Discordian)
And let us not forget 188.8.131.52.9 by the Mayan Long Count
On this day in history:
1568 – The Peace of Longjumeau was signed, momentarily pausing the French Wars of Religion.
1806 – Lewis and Clark began their return trip.
1857 – Elisha Otis's first elevator was installed
1868 – The University of California was founded
1919 – Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement which still lives on in spirit
1933 – The Reichstag passed the Enabling Act of 1933 making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
1982 – Guatemala's government was overthrown by CIA tool and School of Assassins grad General Efraín Ríos Montt.
1983 – President Ronald Reagan mades his initial proposal for star wars.
Born this day in:
1514 – Lorenzino de' Medici, writer and assassin
1749 – Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician and astronomer
1838 – Marie Adam-Doerrer, women's rights activist and unionist.
1842 – Susan Jane Cunningham, mathematician
1881 – Hermann Staudinger, chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1882 – Emmy Noether, mathematician, physicist and academic (
1887 – Josef Capek, painter, author, and poet
1887 – Sidney Hillman, labor leader
1900 – Erich Fromm, psychologist and sociologist
1910 – Akira Kurosawa, director, producer and screenwriter
1912 – Wernher von Braun, physicist and engineer
1921 – Donald Campbell, race car driver
1924 – Bette Nesmith Graham, inventor, invented Liquid Paper
1924 – Olga Kennard, crystallographer and academic
1929 – Roger Bannister, runner, neurologist and academic
1934 – Ludvig Faddeev, mathematician and physicist
1942 – Jimmy Miller, record producer and musician (winwood, spencer davis, traffic, stones)
1944 – Michael Nyman, composer of minimalist music and pianist
1945 – David Grisman, American mandolin player and composer
1949 – Ric Ocasek, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer-songwriter
1961 – Roger Crisp, English philosopher and academic
Died this day in:
1842 – Stendhal, novelist
1960 – Franklin Pierce Adams, journalist and author
1968 – Edwin O'Connor, journalist and author
2011 – Jean Bartik, computer scientist and engineer (
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
World Meteorological Day
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Werner von Braun
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