Sunday Open Thread: April 15 is Universal Day of Culture, also World Art Day
Today's date is also Setting Orange, Discord 32, 3184 YOLD
(for you Discordians out there)
World History this day
1736 -- Foundation of the Kingdom of Corsica
1755 -- Samuel Johnson's Dictionary was published
1912 -- The Titanic sank, only 1/3 survived
1970 -- Massacres of the Viet minority by Lon Nol's troops led to 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong
1989 -- The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 began in China.
US History this day
1817 -- Gallaudet and Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf,
1861 -- Lincoln called for 75,000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection
1865 -- Lincoln died from a gunshot wound
1892 -- The General Electric Company is formed.
1920 -- Two murders that would be pinned on Sacco and Vanzetti happened
1922 -- Wyoming's Senator clled for an investigation of a secret land deal - the Teapot Dome scandal
1924 -- Rand McNally published its first road atlas.
1947 -- Jackie Robinson started for the Dodgers,thereby "integrating" MLB
1960 -- The SNCC was founded
Science & Technology this day
1923 -- Insulin became generally available for use by people with diabetes.
The Arts this day
1738 -- Handel's opera,Serse, pemiered (try Xerxes)
Misc. this day
0769 -- The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings, so there!!
Birthdays of Note this day
1452 -- Leonardo da Vinci, polymath
1707 -- Leonhard Euler, mathematician and physicist
1800 -- James Clark Ross, naval officer and explorer
1841 -- Joseph E. Seagram, founded the Seagram Company Ltd
1843 -- Henry James, author
1858 -- Emile Durkheim, seminal sociologist, philosopher
1894 -- Nikita Khrushchev, shoe salesman
1894 -- Bessie Smith, singer
1895 -- Abigail Mejia, feminist activist and Dominican nationalist
1912 -- Kim Il-sung, "Eternal President of the Republic". Oops.
1923 -- Robert DePugh, archetypal US RW patriot-felon
1924 -- Neville Marriner, violinist and conductor
Deaths of Note this day
1980 -- Jean-Paul Sartre, author and philosopher
1986 -- Jean Genet, novelist and playwright
2000 -- Edward Gorey, poet and illustrator
2001 -- Joey Ramone, singer and songwriter
So now some music
Sacco and Vanzetti
Sir Neville Marriner
Photo: author's own
It's an open thread, so do your thing
It is seriously unlikely that I will be here to interact when this posts. Should I fail to respond to comments, please just assume that I am out somewhere under an open sky with no signal and no regrets as to that state of affairs. Either that, or I am in some tasting room studiously focusing upon my researches. In any event, everybody have a great day.