Sunday Open Thread: November 12 is World Pneumonia Day

World History this day

1793 -- The first Mayor of Paris, was guillotined.
1918 -- Austria became a republic.
1927 -- Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party.
1956 -- Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia joined the UN
1956 -- Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian refugees to death in Rafah

US History this day

1936 -- The San Francisco--Oakland Bay Bridge began carrying traffic
1958 -- Rock climbers made the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
1969 -- Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre.

Science & Technology this day

1970 -- Oregon's Highway folks blew up a beached Sperm Whale (go look up "exploding whale") ***
1980 -- Voyager I took the first close -up images of Saturn's rings.
2014 -- The Philae lander, reached the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

*** Should this be under Art?

The Arts this day

Misc. this day
Baha'u'lla'h was born

Birthdays of Note this day

1815 -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, activist
1833 -- Alexander Borodin, composer and chemist
1840 -- Auguste Rodin, sculptor
1842 -- John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, physicist (think Rayleigh scattering)
1894 -- Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, zoologist and comparative psychologist, studied pecking order
1896 -- Salim Ali, ornithologist
1905 -- Louise Thaden, pilot, first woman winner of the Bendix Trophy
1911 -- Buck Clayton, trumpet player
1915 -- Roland Barthes, philosopher and theorist
1917 -- Jo Stafford, singer
1919 -- Jackie Washington, singer and songwriter
1923 -- Ian Graham, archaeologist and Mayanist
1924 -- Sam Jones, composer, bassist, and cellist
1930 -- Bob Crewe, singer, songwriter, and producer
1938 -- Mort Shuman, singer, songwriter, and pianist
1943 -- Errol Brown, singer and songwriter
1943 -- Brian Hyland, singer
1943 -- John Walker, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1944 -- Booker T. Jones, pianist, saxophonist, songwrite
1945 -- Neil Young, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1947 -- Buck Dharma, ditto
1953 -- Baaba Maal, singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist
1964 -- Vic Chesnutt, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1970 -- Sarah Harmer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1976 -- Tevin Campbell, singer and songwriter
1976 -- Judith Holofernes, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1980 -- Shaun Cooper, bassist

Deaths of Note this day

1094 -- Duncan II of Scotland (any old Duncan will do today)
1793 -- Jean Sylvain Bailly, astronomer, mathematician, politician, mayor of Paris
1847 -- William Christopher Zeise, chemist (Zeise's salt)
1916 -- Percival Lowell, astronomer and mathematician
1955 -- Sarah Wambaugh, political scientist
1972 -- Rudolf Friml, pianist and composer
1987 -- Cornelis Vreeswijk, singer and songwriter
2003 -- Tony Thompson, drummer


So now some music

Pneumonia Day


Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe

Salim Ali

Buck Clayton

Jo Stafford

Jackie Washington

Sam Jones

Bob Crewe

Mort Shuman

Errol Brown

Brian Hyland

John Walker

Booker T. Jones

Neil Young

Buck Dharma

Baaba Maal

Vic Chesnutt

Sarah Harmer

Tevin Campbell

Judith Holofernes

Shaun Cooper

Duncan II of Scotland

Rudolf Friml

Cornelis Vreeswijk

Tony Thompson


Photo: Image from page 57 of "The animals of New Zealand; an account of the dominion's air-breathing vertebrates" (1909)

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Arrow's picture

Nice list of b'days today.
Got a few added vids this fine Sunday.

My fave Neil Young song...and on this special day...a blast from the past.

Everyone have a good one.

Edit: five=fave (autocorrect)

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I want a Pony!

enhydra lutris's picture

Pneumonia, and I figured that the former might be new to some folks. Thanks for tossing the rocking one into the pot, it is a major favorite in this household. Have yourself a wonderful day.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

Lookout's picture

Lots of music today el. Fall is living up to its name this weekend. Leaves cover the ground. There's still a little color but we're past peak.

The young farmers on the mountain had a dinner on the grounds. They had the horses hitched and were giving hay rides. The nearby State Park was hosting an Arts and Crafts festival. Saw lots of my now grown students. It was nice to reconnect with some of them. It was a lovely sunny day.

I hope you all have a good Sunday!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

enhydra lutris's picture

serious. I spent hours vacuuming them up one day and by the next you couldn't really tell that I had done so. Have a great day.

Edit: typos

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

riverlover's picture

I had no idea!

No trying to coordinate pills (new) to be taken 2-3 times per day, some must be taken on an empty stomach one hour before eating, and NOT with Mg or K. It's going to be one of those pill dispenser times.

I got the older person pneumonia vacc several years ago. Drs assume it's aspiration peneumonia. Immunology is not strong for most MDs.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

enhydra lutris's picture

meds, no matter how crazy making it is.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --