Friday, January 06, 2006

Today in History

First and Foremost I want to say Happy Birthday to Grandpa Fred he turns 70 years young today and I honestly think that is just absolutely amazing. As it turns out I have spent the past couple of days looking into significant happenings through out history that have happened on or around January 7th.especially within the last 70 years and I have decided that Today’s blog is dedicated to knowledge of our past. I completely believe if we don't learn from our past we will be doomed to repeat it... the Following are some tidbits that I have come across in my research...
1610: Galileo discovers the moons of Jupiter with his newly invented telescope1789: First national (Presidential) election in US1927: The first telephone service between London and New York begins operating1936: Fred Michaels is born in Chicago Illinois 1953: US President Truman announces development of the hydrogen bomb1975: The oil producing members of OPEC agree to raise prices by 10%1986: President Regan breaks off all economic links with Libya1990: Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
Another interesting thing I found out is that there is a supposed curse on presidents that serve during a twentieth year with the exception of George W, and Ronald Reagan every president serving a term during a 20 year mark has died while in office. Starting with George Washington in 1780 (There was an attempt to assassinate Reagan but he survived) I realize that isn't the happiest of thoughts but I thought it was mildly interesting. I have spent the past few nights at work with two guys who enjoy arguing about pretty much anything... Anyway last night a debate went on for over two hours on whether or not people actually want to succeed in their Dreams... (I.e... I want to be a novelist... Or I want to be President or I want to be a billionaire) Random side note at last count there are 691 Billionaires world wide according to Forbes magazine. The Haji claimed that women have dreams that they don’t want to ever see come to fruit... basicly in the end we got him to except that no one has a dream with out hoping that they might one day reach it... so I'm a spazz and went and bought like 6 movies just now... i've actually seen all but two of them I think.. How very odd am I??? And I bought a new game that allows me to terrorize a big city anyway I please... (According to the tag line at the bottom of the box) Good Marrow all

Random Fact of the Blog:
The Painting commonly known as The Mona Lisa is actually titled La Giaconda, after its subject, the wife of Francesco Del Giocondo... which makes me wonder why there is a common belief the painting was a self portrait of Leonardo Da vinci....hmmm

3 comments:

Mr. Brooks said...

Comments on the coments...
Do you read the comments we put here? This is my question for today. You are one day ahead of us back in the states. Could your days also be our nights?

Spc. James Brooks said...

Yes i do read Every comment and for the most part yes your days are my nights... I am about eleven hours ahead of pacific standard time. I would like to apologise for excluding The sherminator during my Bandcamp praises... i will do my best to keep everything as factual as Possible... Gramps i am sorry for the mix up on your birthday I misunderstood my information. Peasce love and CHicken grease....

Gram & Gramps said...

Hi! I received your surprise letter last night at my party. It was a surprise as gram kept it from me by hiding your E-mail. thank you so much. You impressed all who were there and I think that what ever career you choose for yourself after your present task, you should consider writing. I'm sure you are aware of your written gift of gab and for what it's worth I believe in using the gifts with which we were born. (Boy, thats too correct) you know what I mean don' cha. Hey! thanks again. Looking forward to the day I can say hello in person. Lots of love,

Gramps.